How to be/loved - perspectives
HOW TO BE/LOVED – PERSPECTIVES
By Antoinette Helbing
Where: Corpus / A-salen, The Royal Danish Theatre
When: Friday January 19, at 7.30PM and 9PM
Duration: 26 min.
Price: 50-80 kr. Buy your ticket here.
The audience sits in a circle around the two performers, a man and a woman. A minute ago they were leaning against each other, resting, supporting, trusting each other. Now they are throbbing and pushing each others bodies while they are discussing their family situation. Movement and text are complementing and sometimes contradicting each other, creating an intriguing and complex expression. The piece deals with the complexity of family relations and how contradictory they can be. Wanting to be close, and not. Wanting the other family members to take part of one’s life, and not. Maybe the most intriguing contradiction is how difficult it can be to receive love, when this is what we wish for and need the most. In the same time the piece plays with the spectator’s perception. Whenever a situation between the two performers is established, a sudden shift changes the audience’s perspective – so they constantly have to rethink what was certain just a minute ago.
About Antoinette Helbing
Antoinette Helbing is a German dance artist based in Copenhagen. Her works are usually humorous with a profound honesty. Her duet “How to be/loved – perspectives” – dealing with the complexity of family relationships – has toured Holland, Russia, Denmark, Sweden Norway and the Phillippines. Next to her choreographic practice she works as a dancer for Åben Dans Productions, with Tina Tarpgaard and Kit Johnson and she is teaching open morning classes as well as company classes.
Choreography: Antoinette Helbing
Performance: Antoinette Helbing and Jan Vesala
Music: Christoph Scherbaum
“Family. It’s fascinating, how much I had underestimated the complexity of emotions, expectations and actions within a family until I started forming my own family. I’m approaching this universal topic with a courageous combination of simple complex movement material and humoristic serious text.”