An exceptional team of international artists from Japan, Denmark, Iceland, Mexico and America present CORPO SURREAL. A surreal music-dramatic dreamworld of enigmatic adult neo-puppetry, expressive dance, alluring operavocal and ambient electronica.
CORPO SURREAL is poetry and reality merged in an edgy and surreal dreamuniverse. Its populated by unique surreal creatures. We enter the nightchamber of a bulesque queen-bee. Here puppet-characters are unveiled and brought to life from their dreamlife cocoons.
The performance is a tribue and celebrates the daring attempt of a, maybe utopic liberation, through decay, fragmentation and renewal. The show is edgy, enigmatic and flirting with a deep longing reflected in most humans – the dream of freedom.
CORPO SUREAL is playful genre-hybrid. It’s enigmatic, innovative and intensely mesmerizing, music-dramatic experience, that releases the eyes and imagination of both creators and audiences.
The show is a rarely seen international co-production between Sew Flunk Fury Wit (Denmark), internationally known composer MURCOF (Mexico/Spain), Antibodies Collective (Japan), opera soprano Isabella Leifsdottir from Alþýðuóperan (Iceland) and libretticist Neill Cardinal Furio (New York, US).
Corpo Surreal is produced and performed in ENGLISH (song & words).
A PRODUCTION BY Sew Flunk Fury Wit (DK), Antibodies Collective (JP), producer Junko Hanamitsu & NPO KAIBUNSHA (JP), Alþýðuóperan (IS) and producer Signý Leifsdóttir (IS), The Royal Opera (DK) and Teater Katapult (DK).
Corpo Surreal is planned for international touring in Denmark, Japan, Egypt and Iceland. The complete tourprogram includes venues at international festivals for performing arts, opera and the Royal Theatre.
Svend E. Kristensen (DK) Artistic manager, performer & puppeteer
Jesper Pedersen (DK) Director & concept
Yoko Higashino (JP) Coreographer, dancer & puppetcostumes
Ísabella Leifsdóttir (IS) Soprano
Murcof (MX) Composer
Neill Cardinal Furio (US/DK) Libretto
Toshio Kajiwara (JP) Sounddesigner & additional composition
Johan Kølkjær (DK) Set designer
Ane Katrine Kjær (DK) Scenographic assistant
Anna Gammelgaard (DK) Costume design
Arnar Ingvarsson (IS) Light-designer
Andreas Hald Oxenvad (DK) Technic & sound
Kristine Kohlmetz (DK) Producer
Søren Meisner (DK) Photographer & video
Available for touring
Tour-program Corpo Surreal 2020
Premiere 4-7 2020 February – Teater Katapult – Aarhus (DK)
Buy tickets Teater Katapult, Århus – https://katapult.dk/kalender/2019/2020/corpo-surreal/
12-16 2020 February – Royal Danish Opera – Copenhagen (DK)
Buy tickets Copenhagen – https://kglteater.dk/en/whats-on/sason-20192020/gastespil/corpo-surreal/
23-24 2020 February – Spiral Hall – Tokyo (JP)
28-29 2020 February – ROHM Theatre – Kyoto (JP)
Buy tickets ROHM Theatre Kyoto – https://rohmtheatrekyoto.jp/en/event/56821/
7-8 April 2020 – D-CAF Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival Cairo (ET)
25-27 2020 May – Teater Momentum – Odense (DK)
Buy ticket Odense – https://www.teatermomentum.dk/event/corpo-surreal/
28-30 May 2020 – CPH Stage Festival International days Folketeatret (DK)
Oktober-November 2020 – Planned tour in DK
Dates & venues comming up
22 Oktober-1 November 2020 – Operudagar – Reykjavik (IS)
Buy tickets in Reykjavik – https://www.operudagar.is/en/
The production of Corpo Surreal
has recieved support from:
The Danish Arts Foundation (DK)
The Nordic Culture Fund (DK)
The Augustinus Foundation (DK)
The A.P. Møller Foundation (A.P. Møller og Hustru Chastine Mc-Kinney Møllers Fond) (DK)
The William Demant Foundation (DK)
Wilhelm Hansen Foundation (DK)
The Aage og Johanne Luis-Hansen Foundation (DK)
The State Music Fund (IS)
The Association of Danish Actors (DK)
The Association of Danish Composers / KODA (DK)
The Cultural grant municipality of Aarhus/Kulturudviklingspuljen Aarhus Kommune (DK)
The Scandinavia – Japan Sasakawa Foundation (IS)
The Embassy of Denmark in Egypt (DK)
Kyoto Arts Center (JP)
The Agency for Cultural Affairs. Government of Japan through the Japan Arts Council (JP)