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NEXT ZONE presents:

RITUAL


a visual journey inspired by Inuit culture, urban break dance battles, arctic nature and global warming.

RITUAL is a raw and humoristic dance performance about the Inuit culture and the urban breakdance environment, where dance, music and light are fused into a hybrid dealing with the basic forces of humanity.

The choreographer Lene Boel has created a unique performance where she juxtaposes Inuit culture and its relation to the magic and the animated spiritual values with the raw and urban hip hop and breakdance culture.

These two cultures has several things in common. They are both “survival-cultures” and both use the dance as a  resource to handle conflicts.
While the Inuit art has grown from an instinct towards survival in the arctic wilderness, Hip-Hop grew out the same impulse in the urban ruins of the South Bronx. Where the Inuit used the drum-dance for many years as administration of justice, solving conflicts between two parties through song and dance. Hip hop has breakdance battles, where the most negative and violent intentions transform into a characteristic and explosive artistic expression.

The result of this composition is a brand new ritualistic choreographic language, that together with the new music inspired by sampled drum-song and hip hop, and the minimalistic striking scenography has become the performance RITUAL.
RITUAL consist of a short solo performed by Lene Boel and a choreography performed by three of the best breakdancers in the world.

Behind the production is a strong artistic team: the choerographer Lene Boel, the prize winning composer Rex Casswell and one of Denmarks most outstanding lightdesigners Jesper Kongshaug.

The Production is supported by the Danish Art Council, The State Art Foundation and Culturefondation Danmark- Greenland.

For further information please contact NEXT ZONE: nextzone7@bartholinsgade9.dk

 



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Next Zone præsenterer

RITUAL

En magisk og kraftfuld danseforestilling inspireret af Inuit kultur, urbane breakdance battles og arktisk natur.

7.-28. april 2010
Nationalmuseet, Ny Vestergade 10, Kbh. K

RITUAL er en visuel rejse hvor dans, musik og lys smelter sammen til en unik hybrid om menneskets og naturens urkræfter. Forestillingen sammenstiller traditionel Inuit kultur og dens forhold til det magiske og besjælede med den rå og urbane hip hop og breakdance kultur
 
Disse kulturer har flere ting til fælles : de er begge overlevelses kulturer og begge bruger eller har brugt dansen til at takle konflikter. Mens Inuit kunst tidligere ofte er vokset ud af en drift mod overlevelse i den arktiske vildmark, er hip hop vokset ud af driften mod overlevelse i de mest rå miljøer i Bronx. Hos Inuitfolket har trommedans i mange år været brugt som retspleje, idet stridigheder mellem to parter har kunnet løses gennem dansen. I breakdance er der battles, hvor fighterånd transformeres til et markant kunstnerisk udtryk.

Resultatet af denne sammensætning er et helt nyt ritualistisk koreografisk sprog som sammen med den nykomponerede musik af bl.a. samplet trommesang og hip hop samt en minimalistisk effektfuld scenografi er blevet til forestillingen RITUAL.
Bag produktionen står et stærkt team:
koreografen Lene Boel, den prisbelønnede komponist Rex Casswell samt Danmarks mest markante lysdesigner Jesper Kongshaug. Danserne er bl.a. Daniel “Sonic” Rojas og Dany “Nono” Grimah – begge breakdansere i verdensklasse

For yderligere information kontakt NEXT ZONE nextzone7@bartholinsgade9.dk

Produktionen er støttet af Kunstrådets Scenekunstudvalg, Statens Kunstfond, Bikubenfonden, Kulturfonden Danmark - Grønland og Augustinusfonden.