Dansens Hus in Stockholm April 25- 27 2019
“You can check out at anytime, but you can never leave”
A surreal tragicomedy placed in a hotel lobby, where the deepest secrets will be revealed, where the Gods and Gurus are trying to get followers and where humanity is in danger.
With a language that crosses artistic boarders with fast changes between humour and darkness, dance, text and live music.
- Concept, idea, direction and choreography: Charlotta Öfverholm
- Idea, set and costume design: Elle Kunnos de Voss
- Music composition: Lauri Antila
- Collaborators: Jordi Cortes and Corinne Lanselle
- Performers: Magnus Krepper, Elena Fokina, Tobias Hallgren, Charlotta Öfverholm, Lauri Antila and James Friedman. As well as 4 extras over the age of 70.
CREATORS & PERFORMERS
CHARLOTTA ÖFVERHOLM Artistic director, Performer
Since the start of Compagnie Jus de la Vie 1995, Swedish Öfverholm has created over 25 productions, which have toured all over Europe, North and South America and Africa. Her work is physical dance theatre with depth, irony, brutality and humour.
Öfverholm graduated from Balettakademien, Alvin Ailey ADC (NYC), is a theatre graduate of UCLA in Film/TV/Video and from The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute (LA). She has a background as dancer with numerous companies such as DV8 Physical Theatre/Lloyd Newson, Bill T. Jones/NYC, Sean Curran /NYC, Complexions/ NYC, Farm in the Cave/Viliam Docolomansky/ Prague, Roberto Galván/ Tanzcompagnie Giessen, Joseph Tmim /Toláda Berlin, Ramon Oller/ Metros Barcelona, Robert Poole/ Ballet Linz, Cie Corinne Lanselle in Paris, Dorte Olesen and Richard Turpin at the Royal Dramatic Theatre and Björn Elisson Kompani in Stockholm among others.
Lead roles include Death in Ingmar Bergmans Sjunde Inseglet (Uppsala Stadsteater), Shakespeare’s Hamlet (Landestheatre Linz by Robert Poole), Alice in Alice in Wonderland (Stadttheater Giessen by Roberto Galvan), and Lola in Lola and Mr Talk at Divadlo Archa (by Jan Kodet) for which she was nominated a Thalia Prize at the National Theatre in Prague CZ 2005. She performed in musicals like Cabaret at the Royal Dramatic Theatre and Leva Livet at Chinateatern, Stockholm. Charlotta choreographs commissioned works for companies such as Norrdans/SW, Vertedance Prague/CZ, Ballet Linz/AU, Tanztheater Münster/DE, Folkoperan/SWE and Gothenburg Dance Company/SWE. She has choreographed films and documentaries for Swedish Television among them Holiday and Bortkopplad by Anna Duell and Gunstlingen by Astrid Ohlsén. Coordinates and programmes for Balettakademien’s International Summer festival since 2005. Created Fucking burn it – Age on Stage 2015, a big festival about age and dance. Seminars, performances, films, workshops with mature dancers from all over the world.
ELENA FOKINA Dancer
Elena Fokina graduated from the University for Culture and Russian Academy for Theatrical Arts in Moscow in 1998 as a choreographer and with a teacher’s degree. From 1997 to 2001 she danced with the Russian Chamber Ballet Moscow.
In 2001 she joined Ultima Vez, directed by Wim Vandekeybus, for the creations and tour of the following productions: “Blush” (2002), “What the Body Does Not Remember” (2002), “Sonic Boom” (2003), “Puur” (2005), “Spiegel” (2006), “Menske” (2007), “Oedipus / Bet Noir” ( 2011), “Booty Looting” (2012), “Talk to the Demon” (2013). Since 2009 she has been collaboration with German Jauregui and performing his works “Sunset on Mars” (2009) and “Confession” (2013). From 2015
she has been working as a dancer and teacher for the Royal Swedish Ballet in Stockholm. Participating in the following productions: “Swan Lake”, Mats Ek (2015), “Juliet & Romeo”, Mats Ek (2016), “Korper”, Sasha Waltz (2016), “Bill”, Sharon Eyal (2016), “Bestiarium”, Olivier Dubois unfinished. During her career she has also created her own works: “Pristan” (2009) Mexico, “Bielovodie” (2010) and “Movendum” (2010) in Moscow. Currently she is working on her own independent production of performance and dance film as a choreographer and director in Moscow, Russia. She recently collaborated with the choreographer Damien Jalet, participating as an actress for the film production “Suspiria”, directed by Luca Guadagnino, produced by Frenesy Film Company(I) together with Amazon Studios (USA).
CORINNE LANSELLE, COLLABORATOR,
Choreographer, artistic director Corinne Lanselle dance is originally from Paris but was educated in New York with influences from Horton and Limon. Since 1985 she has created her own work within and for her own company.
She is a well renown dance teacher all around the world. She is teaching regularly at festivals in Italy, Japan and France. She is member of the faculty and teaches regularly at Studio Harmonics professional school in Paris. Her work is extraordinary and on the map of dance a true artist still working after
MAGNUS KREPPER, Actor & Dancer
Magnus Krepper, born in Norrköping, is a Swedish actor. At the age of 12 he became interested in magic and illusion worked as a professional magician for many years.
Became a student at the Academy of Ballet, Gothenburg, 1987-90. Magnus danced freelance for some years. Then he studied at the Stockholm Theatre Academy 1994-98. Magnus was engaged at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm 1998. He has since then worked on different theatres in. Sweden as a freelancer. Magnus Krepper has, up till now, appeared in 82 feature films and televisionproductions, in Sweden and abroad.
LAURI ANTILA Musician – double bass
Lauri Antila is a versatile musician who plays classical, jazz and different styles of folk music. He both arranges and composes music. Antila recieved his classical contrabass education at the Music Conservatory in Helsinki and took master classes with prof. Frantisek Posta (Prag). Studied Jazz with Reggie Workman (NY) and Niels-Henning Ørsted-Pedersen.
JAMES FRIEDMAN Musician violin, piano, voice
Studied at the Berklee College of Music in the USA. Worked with Trumbernech Mimes, Kaboodle Theater company and the german theatre group Scherbenteater. Created Troubleshooter and Members Only with Johnny Melville. Jimmy is one of the founders of the Klezmer group Sabbath Hela Veckan ( All Week Long).
He has composed music for productions as Schneider & Schuster at Pistolteatern. He co-wrote the music for Kritcirkeln (The Caucasian Chalk Circle) at Stockholm City Theatre (Stadsteatern) and Sprängdeg och tulpaner for Jordcirkus. Jimmy has performed with artists as Jango Edwards, Laurie Anderson, Pigeon Drop and participated in the production of
TOBIAS HALLGREN Lightdesigner, dancer
Is the technical director of Compagnie Jus de la Vie and has been working with the group since 1998, both as dancer, light and stage designer. Tobias is the director of LUMINATION OF SWEDEN, a leading light technique company in Stockholm.
With a background as a dancer he got his education at Balettakademien in Stockholm and at Rotterdamse Dansakademie. Worked with choreographers like Cristina Caprioli. Charlotta Öfverholm and Tobias Hallgren have worked closely for the last 15 years and created and toured to festivals all over the world. In Prosthesis Tobias is back on stage!
LLE KUNNOS DE VOSS Costume and set designer
Is a NY based Swedish designer. Her work ranges from production design, set and costume design, architecture to creative writing, graphics and illustration. Kunnos de Voss holds an M.A. from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Design.
After graduating in 2004, Elle moved to New York City and has since completed production design for films, designed sets and costumes for performing arts productions in Europe and the US and is currently developing an opera with LA based composer and artist Micah Silver.
Her first opera, The Echo Drift, co-written with composer Mikael Karlsson is scheduled for its world premiere in New York Jan 2018. For her work on The Echo Drift libretto she received the Opera Genesis Fellowship, alongside composer Mikael Karlsson, in 2015. In Sweden she recently developed Justine, a theatrical dance piece, with choreographer Charlotta Öfverholm. The piece celebrates individuality and deals with justice, in a story of how imagination triumphs over oppression. Other recent work includes set and costume design for Fernando Melos If walls could speak at The Apollo Theater, NYC, costume design for Too Much by Wendy Houston, Dansens Hus Stockholm, The Misanthrope by Hunger and Thirst Theater New York, story and illustration for Book of Loveistanis with co-writer Gudlaug Fridgeirsdottir for Gudrun Publishing / Safnabókin, Reykjavik. Recent film projects include Girls Lost by Alexandra-Therese Keining / Gotafilm which premiered at TIFF. The Frigid by Aizhan Tuganbay / NY, The Ceremony by Lina Mannheimer / French Quarter Film which premiered at SXSW. This will be Elle’s third production collaborating with Charlotta Öfverholm.