DEATH AND THE MAIDEN
2004


Nominated for a Reumert as “Best Dance Performance of the Year” in 2005.

Kanonhallen, May 2004

Death and the Maiden is a political performance based on Ariel Dorfmann’s world famous script.
A story about lies, diplomacy, justice and torture – and the meeting between a victim of torture and an executioner. Brutal, virtuoso – spiced with black humour.

What we experience is a constant contrast and refreshingly different challenge to a well-known story in the perhaps wildest dance performance of the theatre season.
Henrik Lyding on Death and the Maiden, Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten, 8 May, 2004.

Mute Comp.’s Death and the Maiden is nominated for a Reumert as “Best Dance Performance of the Year” in 2005.

Choreography: Kasper Ravnhøj, Jacob Stage.
Dance: Kasper Ravnhøj, Jacob Stage, Petricia Seron Pavlik.
(Originally Anja Bolette Nielsen had the female lead but she broke her foot 6 days before the premiere. Patricia Seron Pawlik replaced her hereafter).
Light design: Michael Breiner.
Sound design: Mogens Laursen.
Consultance / Set design: Sheila Trillingsgaard.
Consultance: Ditte Marie Bjerg.
Production leader: Søren Knattrup.
Text: Kasper Ravnhøj, Jacob Stage, Anja Bolette Nielsen.
Choir: Vokalkompagniet ved Peter Bom.






IF WISHES WERE KISSES
2003



... a work both meaningful and entertaining.
Vibeke Wern on "If Wishes Were kisses," Berlingske Tidende, 16.01.03.

"If Wishes Were Kisses" is a poetic physical performance about an elderly man who returns to a deserted hotel that brings back memories. "If Wishes Were Kisses" is a tribute to the American born dancer and choreographer Ralph Grant who, for many years, danced in all the great companies in both the USA and Europe. For a longer period of time, he taught and choreographed in Denmark. If wishes were kisses is based on his time with Pina Bausch – one of the pioneers within the dance theatre and the genre Austrucktanz.





WATERLOOP
2002



Performed at Dansescenen September 2002 and at Festival de la Nouvelle Danse, France in June 2003.




Mute Comp. participates in Dansescenen’s competition Dansolution with the performance "WaterLoop". The performance is voted “Favourite of the Audience” (Publikumsfavorit).

"WaterLoop" is a surreal story about how it is to suddenly experience a fata morgana in your own living room. A strange wet man visits another man in his home. With poetic pictures, humour, physical theatre and a Coca Cola with an attitude the two men fight throughout a touching story.
Kasper Ravnhøj receives Reumert’s Talent Prize (Reumerts Talentpris).


Idea og Concept: Jacob Stage, Kasper Ravnhøj
Choreography: Jacob Stage, Kasper Ravnhøj
Light design: Michael Breiner.
Production: Dansescenen.
Production leader: Jesper Sønderstrup.
Technical assistent:Flemming Jensen.
Speciel Effect: Kasper Ravnhøj.
Extras
: Peter Skyttehave, Storm P, Jacob Toftager, Pete Sanchez and residents in Uzes.



NOWHERE CAFÉ
2001



Junge Hunde Festival, Kanonhallen, June.



Mute Comp. is selected to participate in the festival Junge Hunde and performs "Nowhere Café" in Kanonhallen in June 2001. The performance becomes one out of five performances which Kanonhallen chooses to offer for international sale.

"Nowhere Café" is about Nothing and Everything, but mostly about two men who do not know where they are in their lives. Nowhere Café participates in Dansolution – a competition for choreographers at Dansescenen.




GALEFYRSTEN
2000



Mute Comp. debuts in May with the performance "Galefyrsten" in Terra Nova Live Art Room.
The performance is restaged in the autumn as a result of overwhelming audience interest.

"Galefyrsten" is based on Elgard Jonsson’s autobiographical book about the boy Elgard, who is admitted to psychiatric care. Here he is seen simply as a case, but after seven years of incarceration, the trainee Barbro Sandin emerges; she sees the human being in Elgard, cures him and paves the way for Elgard so that he gets the opportunity to become a therapist at the very hospital where he was held for seven years.




DEATH AND THE MAIDEN
2004


Nominated for a Reumert as “Best Dance Performance of the Year” in 2005.

Kanonhallen, May 2004

Death and the Maiden is a political performance based on Ariel Dorfmann’s world famous script.
A story about lies, diplomacy, justice and torture – and the meeting between a victim of torture and an executioner. Brutal, virtuoso – spiced with black humour.

What we experience is a constant contrast and refreshingly different challenge to a well-known story in the perhaps wildest dance performance of the theatre season.
Henrik Lyding on Death and the Maiden, Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten, 8 May, 2004.

Mute Comp.’s Death and the Maiden is nominated for a Reumert as “Best Dance Performance of the Year” in 2005.

Choreography: Kasper Ravnhøj, Jacob Stage.
Dance: Kasper Ravnhøj, Jacob Stage, Petricia Seron Pavlik.
(Originally Anja Bolette Nielsen had the female lead but she broke her foot 6 days before the premiere. Patricia Seron Pawlik replaced her hereafter).
Light design: Michael Breiner.
Sound design: Mogens Laursen.
Consultance / Set design: Sheila Trillingsgaard.
Consultance: Ditte Marie Bjerg.
Production leader: Søren Knattrup.
Text: Kasper Ravnhøj, Jacob Stage, Anja Bolette Nielsen.
Choir: Vokalkompagniet ved Peter Bom.






IF WISHES WERE KISSES
2003



... a work both meaningful and entertaining.
Vibeke Wern on "If Wishes Were kisses," Berlingske Tidende, 16.01.03.

"If Wishes Were Kisses" is a poetic physical performance about an elderly man who returns to a deserted hotel that brings back memories. "If Wishes Were Kisses" is a tribute to the American born dancer and choreographer Ralph Grant who, for many years, danced in all the great companies in both the USA and Europe. For a longer period of time, he taught and choreographed in Denmark. If wishes were kisses is based on his time with Pina Bausch – one of the pioneers within the dance theatre and the genre Austrucktanz.





WATERLOOP
2002



Performed at Dansescenen September 2002 and at Festival de la Nouvelle Danse, France in June 2003.




Mute Comp. participates in Dansescenen’s competition Dansolution with the performance "WaterLoop". The performance is voted “Favourite of the Audience” (Publikumsfavorit).

"WaterLoop" is a surreal story about how it is to suddenly experience a fata morgana in your own living room. A strange wet man visits another man in his home. With poetic pictures, humour, physical theatre and a Coca Cola with an attitude the two men fight throughout a touching story.
Kasper Ravnhøj receives Reumert’s Talent Prize (Reumerts Talentpris).


Idea og Concept: Jacob Stage, Kasper Ravnhøj
Choreography: Jacob Stage, Kasper Ravnhøj
Light design: Michael Breiner.
Production: Dansescenen.
Production leader: Jesper Sønderstrup.
Technical assistent:Flemming Jensen.
Speciel Effect: Kasper Ravnhøj.
Extras
: Peter Skyttehave, Storm P, Jacob Toftager, Pete Sanchez and residents in Uzes.



NOWHERE CAFÉ
2001



Junge Hunde Festival, Kanonhallen, June.



Mute Comp. is selected to participate in the festival Junge Hunde and performs "Nowhere Café" in Kanonhallen in June 2001. The performance becomes one out of five performances which Kanonhallen chooses to offer for international sale.

"Nowhere Café" is about Nothing and Everything, but mostly about two men who do not know where they are in their lives. Nowhere Café participates in Dansolution – a competition for choreographers at Dansescenen.




GALEFYRSTEN
2000



Mute Comp. debuts in May with the performance "Galefyrsten" in Terra Nova Live Art Room.
The performance is restaged in the autumn as a result of overwhelming audience interest.

"Galefyrsten" is based on Elgard Jonsson’s autobiographical book about the boy Elgard, who is admitted to psychiatric care. Here he is seen simply as a case, but after seven years of incarceration, the trainee Barbro Sandin emerges; she sees the human being in Elgard, cures him and paves the way for Elgard so that he gets the opportunity to become a therapist at the very hospital where he was held for seven years.