THE CONSPIRACY OF SPRING 2013

"Rage, rage against the dying of the light"
Dylan Thomas, 1951.



(…) Speaking about the wildest: The two 'martial arts “tricksters”' Andy Long and Hannes Pastor imported from Germany are the wildest guys we have seen for a long time within Danish stage art. Politiken, 27.03.13.

The latest burst of energy from choreographer Kasper Ravnhøj - "The Conspiracy of Spring" - is an acrobatic fascinating performance with humor and great melancholy musical background. Kultunaut, 02.04.13

In Mute Comp. Physical Theatres new show "The Conspiracy of Spring" we meet full power of energy - two equilibristic stuntmen are on the scene along with two beautiful dancers and multi-instrumentalist Henriette Groth, who conjures evocative tones and creates great poetic soundscapes around the dynamic bodies. Berlingske Tidende, 29.03.13


CONSPIRACY TOUR PLAN AND TICKETS / 2014/2015

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THE CONSPIRACY OF SPRING

THE CONSPIRACY OF SPRING is a fast-paced, touching and life-affirming performance asking the question: What do we do with the time we are given?

"The Conspiracy of Spring" is an abstract performance about us wanting to live forever - a race against time, gravity and death and at the same time a huge tribute to Life.

The physical expression in the performance is a mix of modern dance, stunt, martial arts tricking, poetry and live music.

Martial arts tricking is a new worldwide phenomenon which mixes techniques from capoeria, taekwondo, parcour, carate, breakdance a.o. Learn more about MARTIAL ARTS TRICKING here.


In "The Conspiracy of Spring" Mute Comp. Physical Theatre explores death as tabu in our society, what it means to fight for and maintain youth, the drive, fearlessness and determination of adrenaline junkies within the extreme sports and takes a closer look at what modern man does to really feel alive in his futile race against time.

Choreographer Kasper Ravnhøj´s own deep fear of death and immense joy of life is a driving force in "The Conspiracy of Spring". Kasper Ravnhøj says:

I'm scared of dying or perhaps more not-to-live, of not achieving everything I want to achieve, and of missing out on everything... Life’s too short! The fact that death is inevitable is extremely harsh! I guess that’s why so many of us don´t really have the energy to talk about death. We prefer not to deal with it.

In "the Conspiracy of Spring" we challenge ourselves and the audience to indulge in the fact that life is an ending story. If we acknowledged death maybe we would appreciate life a bit more. Maybe we would start focusing on what we do and what we want to achieve while we are actually here - in life.

The performance is inspired by the book “The Top Five Regrets of the Dying" by author Bronnie Wares and not least the famous poem "Do not go gentle into that good night" (1951) by the walisian writer and poet DYLAN THOMAS (1914-1953).



ATYPICAL CAST

In "The Conspiracy of Spring" we are pleased to present:

The stunt- and martial arts tricking performers Andreas ”ANDY LONG” Nguyen (permanent member of JACKIE CHAN'S stunt team) and HANNES PASTOR, the modern dancers STINA MALMGREN, RAPHAËL FERDINAND EDER KASTLING and multi-instrumentalist HENRIETTE GROTH.

Henriette Groth has a.o. composed the music for Theatre Republique's Fibonacci project with the world-famous circus phenomenon "Les 7 doigts de la Main".
Henriette Groth composes and performs the music live in "The Conspiracy of Spring".

With 'The Conspiracy of Spring' it is the first time ever that choreographer Kasper Ravnhøj does not appear on stage himself in a Mute Comp-production.


CAST

CONCEPT AND CHOREOGRAPHY: Mute Comp. Physical Theatre / Kasper Ravnhøj in cooperation with the cast.
DANCERS: Andy Long (DE), Hannes Pastor (DE), Stina Malmgren (S) and Raphaël Ferdinand Eder Kastling (S).
COMPOSITION AND LIVE MUSIC: Henriette Groth.
SET DESIGN: Johan Kølkjær.
COSTUMES: Johan Kølkjær and Sophie Bellin Hansen.
LIGHT DESIGN: Michael Breiner.
SOUND CONSULTANCE: Jonas Jørgensen.
DRAMATURGE: Anne Hübertz Brekne.
OPERATOR LIGHT/SOUND: Jeppe Volkmann.
PROJECT- AND PRODUCTION LEADERS: Mette Hornbek.
ADMINISTRATION AND PR: Ulla Katrine Friis.
PR ASSISTANCE: Merete Sørensen.
TRAILER AND PR PHOTO: Jacob Stage
DURATION: 70 min.

TIME AND PLACE

First performances of THE CONSPIRACY OF SPRING found place from March 23rd – April 4th, 2013 at DANSEhallerne, Pasteursvej 20, 1799 Copenhagen V.


SUPPORT

The Conspiracy of Spring is supported by Statens Kunstråds Scenekunstudvalg, Statens Kunstfond, Augustinus Fonden, Wilhelm Hansen Fonden, Danmarks Nationalbanks Jubilæumsfond, Dansk Artist Forbund, KODA-DRAMATIK and Bikubenfonden.




Andy Long (DE).
Stuntman and martial arts tricking performer.
Photo: Julien Bam.
Andy / Bio
Watch ACTION REEL




Hannes Pastor (DE)
Stuntman and martial arts tricking performer.
Hannes / Bio
Watch ACTION REEL




STINA MALMGREN.
Modern dancer.
Stina / Bio
Photo: Mattias Malmgren.




Henriette Groth (DK).
Composer and live musician.
Henriette / Bio
PR Photo.



Raphaël Ferdinand Eder Kastling (S).
Modern dancer.
Raphaël / Bio
Photo: Jacob Stage.



























THE CONSPIRACY OF SPRING 2013

"Rage, rage against the dying of the light"
Dylan Thomas, 1951.



(…) Speaking about the wildest: The two 'martial arts “tricksters”' Andy Long and Hannes Pastor imported from Germany are the wildest guys we have seen for a long time within Danish stage art. Politiken, 27.03.13.

The latest burst of energy from choreographer Kasper Ravnhøj - "The Conspiracy of Spring" - is an acrobatic fascinating performance with humor and great melancholy musical background. Kultunaut, 02.04.13

In Mute Comp. Physical Theatres new show "The Conspiracy of Spring" we meet full power of energy - two equilibristic stuntmen are on the scene along with two beautiful dancers and multi-instrumentalist Henriette Groth, who conjures evocative tones and creates great poetic soundscapes around the dynamic bodies. Berlingske Tidende, 29.03.13


CONSPIRACY TOUR PLAN AND TICKETS / 2014/2015

PRESSEMEDDELELSE_dansk

PRESS PHOTOS

Watch full version


THE CONSPIRACY OF SPRING

THE CONSPIRACY OF SPRING is a fast-paced, touching and life-affirming performance asking the question: What do we do with the time we are given?

"The Conspiracy of Spring" is an abstract performance about us wanting to live forever - a race against time, gravity and death and at the same time a huge tribute to Life.

The physical expression in the performance is a mix of modern dance, stunt, martial arts tricking, poetry and live music.

Martial arts tricking is a new worldwide phenomenon which mixes techniques from capoeria, taekwondo, parcour, carate, breakdance a.o. Learn more about MARTIAL ARTS TRICKING here.


In "The Conspiracy of Spring" Mute Comp. Physical Theatre explores death as tabu in our society, what it means to fight for and maintain youth, the drive, fearlessness and determination of adrenaline junkies within the extreme sports and takes a closer look at what modern man does to really feel alive in his futile race against time.

Choreographer Kasper Ravnhøj´s own deep fear of death and immense joy of life is a driving force in "The Conspiracy of Spring". Kasper Ravnhøj says:

I'm scared of dying or perhaps more not-to-live, of not achieving everything I want to achieve, and of missing out on everything... Life’s too short! The fact that death is inevitable is extremely harsh! I guess that’s why so many of us don´t really have the energy to talk about death. We prefer not to deal with it.

In "the Conspiracy of Spring" we challenge ourselves and the audience to indulge in the fact that life is an ending story. If we acknowledged death maybe we would appreciate life a bit more. Maybe we would start focusing on what we do and what we want to achieve while we are actually here - in life.

The performance is inspired by the book “The Top Five Regrets of the Dying" by author Bronnie Wares and not least the famous poem "Do not go gentle into that good night" (1951) by the walisian writer and poet DYLAN THOMAS (1914-1953).



ATYPICAL CAST

In "The Conspiracy of Spring" we are pleased to present:

The stunt- and martial arts tricking performers Andreas ”ANDY LONG” Nguyen (permanent member of JACKIE CHAN'S stunt team) and HANNES PASTOR, the modern dancers STINA MALMGREN, RAPHAËL FERDINAND EDER KASTLING and multi-instrumentalist HENRIETTE GROTH.

Henriette Groth has a.o. composed the music for Theatre Republique's Fibonacci project with the world-famous circus phenomenon "Les 7 doigts de la Main".
Henriette Groth composes and performs the music live in "The Conspiracy of Spring".

With 'The Conspiracy of Spring' it is the first time ever that choreographer Kasper Ravnhøj does not appear on stage himself in a Mute Comp-production.


CAST

CONCEPT AND CHOREOGRAPHY: Mute Comp. Physical Theatre / Kasper Ravnhøj in cooperation with the cast.
DANCERS: Andy Long (DE), Hannes Pastor (DE), Stina Malmgren (S) and Raphaël Ferdinand Eder Kastling (S).
COMPOSITION AND LIVE MUSIC: Henriette Groth.
SET DESIGN: Johan Kølkjær.
COSTUMES: Johan Kølkjær and Sophie Bellin Hansen.
LIGHT DESIGN: Michael Breiner.
SOUND CONSULTANCE: Jonas Jørgensen.
DRAMATURGE: Anne Hübertz Brekne.
OPERATOR LIGHT/SOUND: Jeppe Volkmann.
PROJECT- AND PRODUCTION LEADERS: Mette Hornbek.
ADMINISTRATION AND PR: Ulla Katrine Friis.
PR ASSISTANCE: Merete Sørensen.
TRAILER AND PR PHOTO: Jacob Stage
DURATION: 70 min.

TIME AND PLACE

First performances of THE CONSPIRACY OF SPRING found place from March 23rd – April 4th, 2013 at DANSEhallerne, Pasteursvej 20, 1799 Copenhagen V.


SUPPORT

The Conspiracy of Spring is supported by Statens Kunstråds Scenekunstudvalg, Statens Kunstfond, Augustinus Fonden, Wilhelm Hansen Fonden, Danmarks Nationalbanks Jubilæumsfond, Dansk Artist Forbund, KODA-DRAMATIK and Bikubenfonden.




Andy Long (DE).
Stuntman and martial arts tricking performer.
Photo: Julien Bam.
Andy / Bio
Watch ACTION REEL




Hannes Pastor (DE)
Stuntman and martial arts tricking performer.
Hannes / Bio
Watch ACTION REEL




STINA MALMGREN.
Modern dancer.
Stina / Bio
Photo: Mattias Malmgren.




Henriette Groth (DK).
Composer and live musician.
Henriette / Bio
PR Photo.



Raphaël Ferdinand Eder Kastling (S).
Modern dancer.
Raphaël / Bio
Photo: Jacob Stage.