Working with children

Working with Children 1 c Ben Speck 2020

Working with children

av Nicola Gunn (AU)

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    Ca. 75 minutter


    Tekst og regi: Nicola Gunn
    Forestilling og koreografi: Nicola Gunn og Five Children
    Lydkomposisjon: Duane Morrison
    Lysdesign: Hans J. Skogen og Nicola Gunn
    Kostyme: Natalie Seifert Eliassen
    Co-produsert av: BIT Teatergarasjen, Rosendal Teater og Carte Blanche
    Støttet av: Norsk Kulturråd, Bergen Kommune og Bergen Dansesenter
    Takk til: Teaterskolen ved Trøndelag Teater for hjelp til å rekruttere barn til forestillingen
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    It is said that animals and children on stage are "risky business" in the theater.

    When a prepared, professional dancer teaches unprepared children the steps live in front of the audience, how risky is it? It can be seen as indefensible, but also as a declaration of trust in children and the public. Maybe we can manage to see the humor, the vulnerable and the beautiful in the unfinished. Perhaps we can recognize the value in that which is not perfect, that which is on the way to something and is in process.

    Working with Children looks at the problem of intimacy and exposure, and the curiosity of working with children in contemporary performance. In a work that is both funny and surprisingly affective, it is an attempt to perform a kind of radical vulnerability. Through an accumulation of seemingly unconnected anecdotes, the audience is invited to wonder about the effect of language on the body, playing with the idea that we can find a different way of behaving by finding a different way of inquiring and of listening.

    Language: English