performance video available 9-22 November
Watch Party & discussion on 15 November
Follow Alice down the rabbit hole to a wondrous land, where anything can happen. Danish dancer and performer Tilde Knudsen gives her version of Lewis Carroll's beloved story inspired by and interacting with "insubordinate" costumes by British designer Susan Marshall. Watch the transformations before your eyes in this imaginative non-verbal performance.
"I knew who I was this morning, but I've changed a few times since then." - Alice
This performance is a tribute to unreason, fantasy and anarchy. Wonderland is a dream world where there is no logic, where time and place change constantly and where you can embody several different personae at the same time. Anything can happen.
Susan Marshall's imaginative costumes were the starting point for this version of Alice in Wonderland, which developed from experimenting and playing with strong visual imagery. Based on modular pieces and the simple geometric shapes of circles, triangles and squares, the costumes are just as quirky and changeable as the fairytale land behind the locked door. The original soundtrack by composer Klaus Risager creates an atmospheric soundscape which alternates between simplicity, savagery and chaos to invoke the surreal nature of the dreamlike narrative.
Performer: Tilde KnudsenCostume Designer: Susan MarshallDirector: Peter KirkChoreographer and dramaturg: Tilde KnudsenComposer: Klaus RisagerChoreographic consultant: Liv Mikaela SanzProducer: Asterions Hus
Asterions hus is a Danish professional theatre-company founded in 2003 which specialises in physical theatre, dance and textual performance. Dancer and performer Tilde Knudsen is co-founder of the company with director Peter Kirk.www.asterionshus.com
Susan Marshall is a British costume designer and design historian based in Italy. She lectures on the history of fashion at FIT in Milan, Politecnico di Milano and at AFOL Moda Milan.www.susanmarshall.info
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