14.10.21 - 門 Mon by Olga Szymula

Scenic Performance by Olga Szymula playing October 14th, 15th and 16th

Find more info about times and tickets here.

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Hear interview with Olga here.

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門 Mon (gate) is inspired by Japanese culture and the novel The Woman in the Dunes by Kobo Abe. The performance depicts the rite of passage we as humans experience when finding a way out in life – finding hope and seeing new possibilities.

 

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門 Mon (gate) is inspired by Japanese culture and the novel The Woman in the Dunes by Kobo Abe. The performance depicts the rite of passage we as humans experience when finding a way out in life – finding hope and seeing new possibilities.
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Kobo Abe’s novel tells an incredible story about a person who lives alone in a deep sand pit, with the sole purpose in life to move sand. Until the moment where the meaning of that life suddenly becomes uncertain. The novel Woman in the Dunes was adapted for the screen in 1963 and received an Oscar-nomination for the adaptation.
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In 門 Mon, sand represents a trap – fascinating but unliveable. The character is totally imprisoned by it. But then something changes. Water appears in the sand and a new larger perspective on life reveals itself. A gate or an opening into change occurs. Togehther with our character, audience experience new hope and find a way out into life again.
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門 Mon by composer and interdisciplinary artist Olga Szymula draws on a wide range of expressions, including film, animation, song, dance and experimental electronic music. The performance invites the audience into an immersive total experience and alternative narrative
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門 Mon is supported by Statens Kunstfonds projektstøtteudvalg for musik, Aarhus Kommunes Musikpulje, Dansk Komponistforening og Koda Kultur, Koda Dramatik, A.P. Møllers Fond, William Demant Fonden and SNYK.