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We hope everyone had a wonderful midsummer, despite the fire ban, and think you can have a beautiful one here in the season’s last newsletter, Thank you for a wonderful season!
The newsletter contains:
1. Exciting news!
1. the sound of the crowd to turin
2. Report published
2. Since last
1. Open audition for Nadine George workshop
2. Open house at CPH Stage 2018
3rd Platform 15 June
3. Upcoming activities
1. Summer holiday
2. Trainings next season – Open to all
4. Current member attempts
1. Exploring with the body
2. THE BIGGEST DREAM
5. Special for members
2. Use the network!
** Exciting news!
** Turin in October
THE SOUND OF THE PUBLIC has received international attention and we have been invited to re-enact the work in Italy in autumn 2018 with Italian students and elders in the context of a major conference at the University of Turin where there is a centre researching community theatre. This has just been finalised after the Danish Arts Foundation accepted our application for funding for the tour. We are of course very happy about this and look forward to sharing the experience with the world! We have therefore once again secured an agreement with documentary filmmaker Helle Lyshøj, who is also behind the films of the first version of THE SOUND OF THE PUBLIC.
** SOUND OF PUBLIC report published
Photo: Rikke Jeppesen Rod
The experimental station is proud to present the experimental report based on the experiment LYDEN AF PUBLIKUM, a project we have mentioned many times here in the newsletter, which in short was about local volunteers and artists coming together for an ambitious project – to create a choral work based on audience sounds. The work was performed in 2017 during CPH Stage both here at Forsøgsstationen and at the Royal Theatre.
The report is written by Lotte Faarup and Øyvind Kirchhoff, the artistic directors of Forsøgsstationen, and is also available in a digital version via www.forsoegsstationen.dk/referencerLAP/.
If you wish, printed reports can be obtained by contacting email@example.com.
Here is the link to the electronic version of the report (PDF 1.4 MB (https://www.forsoegsstationen.dk/2018/06/18/rapporten-lyden-publikum-udkommet/) ).
The project is supported by the Danish Arts Foundation, Vesterbro local committee, Tuborgfondet, EU, Odin Teatret and CPH Stage.
** Since last time
Open audition for Nadine George workshop
Photo: Øyvind Kirchhoff. Picture from open rehearsal in 2016.
In connection with the annual workshop with Nadine George (http://www.forsoegsstationen.dk/workshop/nadine-george-workshop-2018/) we held the usual “open rehearsal” on the side day. Here, a small group of interested people had the opportunity to see how Nadine works. This year the group had worked on “Grief Dresses Elektra” by Eugene O’Neil. And we saw many different takes on key scenes from this work in open rehearsal. In the last few years, Nadine has chosen to work with dialogue (as opposed to working with monologues in the past), which among other things allows the players to challenge habits in relational work on stage.
Many thanks to Nadine George who has chosen to dedicate her life to this little niche, and for generously sharing her accumulated knowledge about the undiscovered potentials of human beings and how to unlock them.
** CPH Stage 2018 – open house at the Experimental Station
This year we tried a new initiative: holding an open house in connection with CPH Stage and it was a success! We will organise similar events again. We were visited by many different people during the week of Monday 4 June to Friday 8 June where we could offer Gaga dancing, ‘nap room’ and free coffee and croissants to name some of the things that happened during the week.
And we had wonderful volunteers in the house all week making soup, coffee and ‘mingling’. Thanks to members of the Experimental Station, our ‘old’ choir from LYDEN AF PUBLIKUM and friends of the house who lent a hand!
Our intern Adèle Ja made an installation in Truffaut called “I let go” based on research in health promotion and performance design. Watch her introductory video here (https://youtu.be/GM0-CtQP704) or by clicking on the image below.
The full programme is published here (http://www.forsoegsstationen.dk/aabenthus/) .
Many thanks to Vesterbro local committee, CPH Stage and Statens Kunstfond for support.
** Platform on 15 June
On Friday 15 June, the Experimental Station held its biannual platform.
For those unfamiliar with the concept, the platform is an artistic exchange of experience in word and practice between experimental projects held at the Experimental Station over the past six months. It is an afternoon and evening where we both exchange in small groups to get to the heart of each individual’s experimental work, and then in a common plenary seek to talk about trends and bigger lines.
We also had an artist talk with Teater Patrasket where they talked about their new show “Pinnochio” directed by Alex Byrne, and where we got to try out one of their techniques for the exploratory phase of the work. Finally, before we had soup together, our intern, and graduate in Performance Design, Adèle Ja gave a presentation on her thesis; Health Promotion and Performance Design, based on the installation she made during this year’s CPH Stage here with us. Read here (https://www.forsoegsstationen.dk/2018/06/14/platform-fredag-15-juni-artist-talk/) about the trials presented.
The platform event is primarily dedicated to the trial actors involved, but interested parties are welcome to register. You can stay informed via facebook, website or newsletter. The next Platform event will be on Friday 14 December 2018 from 17-21.
** Upcoming activities
The experimental station will be closed from 1 July to 31 July 2018.
We wish everyone a happy holiday and look forward to opening our doors again on 1 August for a new season of exciting trials and other goodies.
** Training in the new season – more open offers
We always have training for members of the Experimental Station, but in the coming season we have added more training sessions that are also open (though not free) to non-members:
** GAGA people
It was a great success with Gaga people during CPH Stage, where Siri Wolthoorn taught every morning, and we are very happy to announce that she is back with regular weekly trainings in the new season. Read more about the training and when the different classes start here (https://www.forsoegsstationen.dk/traening-saeson-18-19/) . For those who haven’t seen it, there was a great article in Politiken’s IBYEN in connection with CPH Stage (link (http://www.e-pages.dk/politikenannoncer/2138350776/8) ).
Gaga people is free for members of Forsøgsstationen, but non-members are also welcome for a fee of 70 kr per session.
** Modern dance
Stands&Dans is also back with two modern dance classes on Monday night. My Lindblad and Camilla Stage are the main teachers throughout the season. Read more about the teams and the price of participation for non-members either on the Stands&Dan website (http://standsogdans.dk) or on our website here (https://www.forsoegsstationen.dk/traening-saeson-18-19/) .
At the bottom of the newsletter is an overview of all training offers in the section “Special for members”.
Current membership attempts
It is always possible to read about ongoing or previous trials via the database (http://www.forsoegsstationen.dk/databasen/) or under trials (http://www.forsoegsstationen.dk/forsoeg/) on the website, where you can also download trial reports and read the trial team’s intention reports – i.e. the trial team’s presentation of the trial itself. Members can apply for time and sparring on trials – see how here (http://forsoegsstationen.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7e4ab507ee0681aacca9cd6c7&id=ee294188b7&e=7b9b825c44) . Views may not always make it into the newsletter, so keep an eye on our facebook page (http://forsoegsstationen.us8.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=7e4ab507ee0681aacca9cd6c7&id=3ce7a29bec&e=7b9b825c44) and the website if you are particularly interested in experiencing the artistic research processes up close…
** Membership trials in the calendar…
** Exploring with the body
After sharing the ongoing process on Platform (see above), the group went back into the room to work on the attempt, to further develop the teaching format that invites young people into the world of the choreographer and dancer, where young people are an active part of the space, participating and having a say both in the teaching and in a creative work process.
The experimental team is Mette Møller Overgaard, dance artist, Marlene Bonnesen, dancer and choreographer and Lars Dahl Pedersen, dancer and cand.mag. in philosophy. Read more here (http://www.forsoegsstationen.dk/forsoeg/medlemsforsoeg-med-kroppen-paa-opdagelse/) .
** THE BIGGEST DREAM
In August-September 2018, Theatre Borderline is organising THE BIGGEST DREAM. They will investigate how the relationship between the real-plan narrative frame and the fairytale plane is emphasized in the performance ‘The Biggest Dream’ in relation to text/language, sound and scenographic objects for the target group 9-12 years?
The team behind is project manager and playwright Lise Jørgensen; actors Henriette Rosenbeck and Thomas Knuth-Winterfeldt; director Solveig Weinkouff; set designer Sisse Gerd Jørgensen and sound designer Gregers Kjar.
Read more about the experiment on the website (link (https://www.forsoegsstationen.dk/forsoeg/den-stoerste-droem/) )
Special for members
Become a member
If you are not yet a member but would like to be, you can read more about membership and conditions here (http://www.forsoegsstationen.dk/medlemsskab/) .
Members from the 17/18 season must – as we have written – actively renew their membership, otherwise it will automatically expire at the end of the season on 30 June 2018. You can renew by paying into your usual account or via our new mobile payment. Contact Dorte at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
** Use the network!
We would like to encourage members to use this unique network (which many already do – not least via the facebook group “Forsøgsstationen intern” (https://www.facebook.com/groups/944010352410912/) ) – both in the form of invitations to screenings of trials or rehearsals, but of course also when it is time to play a performance.
** Thank you for your efforts at the Open House and Work Day!
Many thanks for the efforts of members who attended either the Open House or the Work Day. We had a great time and hope to see even more people at future events – it’s a great way to network and meet new colleagues.
** Training offers and workshops
** In short, the training offer for the 18/19 season looks like this:
(for updated schedule see website / link (https://www.forsoegsstationen.dk/traening-saeson-18-19/) )
** Monday 18-19:30 – Dance – basic* (Stands&Dans) start d. Sept. 3.
Monday 19:30-21 – Flow and technique* (Stands&Dans) start d. Sept. 3.
Tuesday 8:30-9:30 – Gaga People ** start d. Sept. 4.
Wednesday 9-10:45 – Voice training# (SMS the day before) start d. Sept. 5.
Wednesday 18:30-19:30 – Gaga People ## start d. August 1.
Friday 9-10 – Gaga people ## (last Friday of the month) start d. 31 Aug.
Sunday 10:30-13:00 – Shakespeare Sunday Lab § (first Sunday of the month)
*) Read more about the teams on their website here (http://standsogdans.dk) . It is free for members to attend. Please write to email@example.com and provide your Member ID when registering.
**) Free for members – and non-members can participate for a fee of 70 DKK per session. See more about dates here.
#) Free for members – if you want a trial lesson contact Angelina. Registration required by 21:00 the evening before by SMS to Angelina 20150949.
§) Free for members – and non-members can participate for a fee of DKK 100 per session. Contact Rikke Liljenberg (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) for registration.