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“Thitonos’ Error” – a LFS graduation film

I found these stills from the short film “Thotonos’ Error that I made with director Norbert Strehle back in 2017. Such a fun – and cold – experience to shot in this old church space.

A really interesting film about going too far in your want to save yourself with any means necessary…

Cinematographer Zeta Spyraki (www.zetaspyraki.com)

The OTHER Solos – Shakespeare monologues performed by ‘foreigners’

Hear me explain – with the words of Portia – why mercy is the strongest weapon.

I was asked by a good friend, Paula Rodrigues, to perform this beautiful monologue from The Merchant of Venice in her project The OTHER Solos. I was very happy to participate and to lend my voice to Shakespeare, to the foreigners, to the mercy that we should use to season justice before judging.

The OTHER Solos are a series of Shakespeare monologues that deal with issues of identity, migration, power and exile, performed by actors whose mother tongue is not English. This project was developed in response to recent world events and the increasing sentiment against migration in the media and Western society.

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, ACT IV, SCENE I.
LISE AAGAARD (DENMARK)

PORTIA
The quality of mercy is not strained;
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest;
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes:
‘Tis mightiest in the mightiest; it becomes
The throned monarch better than his crown:
His sceptre shows the force of temporal power,
The attribute to awe and majesty,
Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings;
But mercy is above this sceptred sway;
It is enthronèd in the hearts of kings,
It is an attribute to God himself;
And earthly power doth then show likest God’s
When mercy seasons justice.

@theothersolos

Experiences – Devised and Performed

-residency workshop at Teater Nordkraft

Testing my device – the balloon collar – in the rain of Aalborg

This spring I was chosen to participate in this awesome workshop run by multidisciplinary artist Louis-Philippe Demers and experience designer Astrid Kensinger.

We were making devices and developing our personal practices with the help of these two great teachers from Nanyang Technological University Singapore. Very inspiring. I look forward to bringing these ideas in to my practice once I return from maternity leave in 2018.

Performing at Byline Festival on June 3rd 2017

Byline Festival

Purple Ostrich will be performing with Vadge of Honour at the brand new political festival Byline Fest.

Byline Fest: ‘Discuss, dance, laugh, create and change the World.

Byline Festival launches in the UK this summer, offering festival goers a unique opportunity to recapture the spirit of festivals when they had a sense of purpose. It is for everyone who doesn’t want to take Trump, fake news or alternative truth lying down.

Bringing together leading politicians, journalists, broadcasters, writers, bloggers, poets, musicians, comedians and festivalgoers, expect passion, creativity and drama. Join John Cleese, Martin Bell, June Sarpong, Lenny Henry, Frances Barber, Hugh Grant, Bonnie Greer, Hardeep Singh Kohli, Salena Godden, A.L, Kennedy, John Sweeney, Tom Watson, Rowan Pelling, Lisa Maxwell, Damien Collins, Luke Harding, DJ Nihal, John Niven as well as more than 60 music acts.’

Performing at ANTS2017/ILT2017 on May 19th 2017

ANTS2017

“I remember… a performance lecture” is an interactive demonstration of theoretical findings alongside memories from my extended Memory Archive accumulated through the performance research project I remember…. I will perform as part of Association of Nordic Theatre Scholars’ 2017 conference Re-think Theatre, Dramaturgy and Performance Studies: Re-search, re-consider, re-make.

I remember… began in 2014 as a collaboration with Norwegian dance artist Karen Eide Bøen, and has since consisted of workshops and performances as well as the curation of Memory Exchanges between participants both on- and off-line.

In Aarhus, I will proceed to the format of performance lecture to present some of our findings and memories, and through repetition and interactive game structures, I will furthermore invite the participants of ANTS2017 and ILT2017 to remember with me.