Photo by Suzana Holtgrave.
MOST TRUTHS ARE SO NAKED 2015
How far are we willing to go in pursuing absolute truth? And does it exist? Mute Comp. finalises the triology on religion, cults and spirituality with a performance on what drives us into fanatic communities.
March 17. - 28, 2015. Monday - Saturday at 8 PM
Wednesday March 18 and Thursday March 18 both 12 PM and 8 PM.
Be aware that the seating has changed and all tickets are unnumbered. You will be asked to take of the shoes when enterering the theatre space as all seats are on the stage. It is of course optional - but we kindly request it.
Restlessness and seeking meaning
In MOST TRUTHS ARE SO NAKED choreographer Kasper Ravnhøj and Mute Comp. Physical Theatre focus on rootlessness, the seeking of meaning in life, our basic need to belong to others, our tendency to be manipulated and also absorbed by a mass or an extremely religious community.
What happens when fanatic belief, faith and also great ritual worship transform into unhealthy hierarchies in which people accept mental as physical violence, killings, use of weapons and perhaps loss of life?
MOST TRUTHS ARE SO NAKED is based on equal parts personal experience, fascination and - not least - a curiosity for what is actually happening behind the closed doors of religious communities.
Last part of trilogy
Throughout 2013, ’14 and ’15, Kasper Ravnhøj is producing three performances that each focus on life, death, spirituality and religious feeling.
The first performance in this series, THE CONSPIRACY OF SPRING, from 2013, examined what it means to be alive, to test life’s limits and to explore feelings of immortality, in particular from the perspective of youth. With PLUM WINE, HIGHWAY, LEMON in 2014, Mute Comp. Physical Theatre engages with the ineffable question What happens after we die? and interprets those myriad descriptions of the afterlife which can be found in religions, myths and stories of near-death experiences.
The journey through the themes of existence, the soul, spirituality and religious expression concludes with MOST TRUTHS ARE SO NAKED, which focuses on cults, sects and the consequences that arise when people find themselves in these manifestations of religious community.
MOST TRUTHS ARE SO NAKED is supported by Statens Kunstråds Projekstøtteudvalg for scenekunst, Københavns Kommunes Scenekunstudvalg, Augustinus Fonden, Konsul George Jorck og Hustru Emma Jorck’s Fond, Bikubenfonden, KODA-Dramatik and Wilhelm Hansen Fonden.
CONCEPT AND CHOREOGRAPHY: Kasper Ravnhøj
COMPOSITION AND LIVE MUSIC: Iza Mortag Freund og Samuel Kilcoyne
DANCE AND PERFORMANCE: Kasper Ravnhøj, Iza Mortag Freund, Noora Hannula (FIN) and Loraine Dambermont (BE)
SET DESIGN: Johan Kølkjær
COSTUMES: Johan Kølkjær and Sophie Bellin Hansen
LIGHT CONCEPT: Michael Breiner
LIGHT DESIGN: Adalsteinn Stefansson
SOUND DESIGN: Jonas Jørgensen..
DRAMATURGE: Anne Hübertz Brekne
PRODUCTION MANAGER: Silje Toldam
On stage in MOST TRUTHS ARE SO NAKED audience will experience Kasper Ravnhøj, Iza Mortag Freund, Noora Hannula, Loraine Dambermont a.o.
For MOST TRUTHS ARE SO NAKED Mute Comp. Physical Theatre has engaged the charismatic rock goddess, actress, performer, musician and singer IZA MORTAG FREUND, which recently has taken Berlin by storm.
IZA MORTAG FREUND is a Danish actress graduated from the Royal Theatre School of Aarhus, Denmark in 2012 and currently works as a performance artist, actor, singer and musician based in Berlin. She is known from her time as one half of the famous Rock n 'Roll band The Echo Vamper in which she has played venues as Island Airwaves, Roskilde Featival, Berlin Fashion Week, Schaubühne, HBC and SPOT Festival.
NOORA HANNULA (FIN) is Bachelor in Modern Theatre Dance from Amsterdam School of the Arts. She has a strong gymnastic background at World Championships level, and has performed in several dance projects, dance films and music videos. In 2012 she was nominated for the prize Best Original Solo Dancer in Antwerpen Belgium and lately she won Melkweg Theaters’ ´16 minutes of fame´ with the duet Buy My City in 2013 created in collaboration with dancer Loraine Dambermont.
LORAINE DAMBERMONT (BE) is a Belgian modern dancer and young choreographer graduated from Amsterdam School of the Arts (De Theaterschool) in spring 2013. She started her dance career with hip hop which is now one of her specialties. In 2006 she already took part in the Belgian hip hop dance championship with Finalfx Dance Company and ranked second. Since 2009 she has been busy with making her own works: Solos, duos and dance videos in collaboration with performers and visual artists. Read more.