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Submarine Ballet

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Submarine Ballet
photo: Mathias Vejerslev

An extraordinary floating dance – and music event through
Copenhagen Inner Harbor 7th +8th August 2009, 10 PM to midnight

SUBMARINE BALLET is a public and free event for all citizens of Copenhagen. An artistic experiment featuring submarine builders, sailors and 50 international dancers, musicians and installation artists.

On large illuminated fleets surreal and dreamy sceneries are floating through the Copenhagen city central water way. The audience can follow the event from public squares, bridges and dock areas along the inner harbor.

A floating symphony orchestra, courageous dancers in costumes made of light, splendid, fire art and light installations in the water, the event culminates repeatedly in cycles through the inner city harbor. Recommend viewing spots are Islands Brygge, Sorte Diamant (Royal Library) and Skuespilhuset (the Theaterhouse) in Nyhavn.
The armada is traveling from south to north, then north to south, offering multiple viewing choices and perspectives during the 2 hours

SUBMARINE BALLET is a both raw and poetic work of art, drifting
through the busy city night, through traffic and noise, completely separate in a floating world. The fleets appear as both supernatural dream visions and as an odd yet original way of rethinking theater and installation art.

You can watch the short video (4 min.) or the long version (22 min.) . Video by Y4RO

SUBMARINE BALLET is staged and choreographed by Danish artist Pipaluk Supernova in collaboration with the artists.

choreography +concept : Pipaluk Supernova in collaboration w. the artists
light and fire installations : Thomas Jørgensen, Christian Liljedahl,
composer : Andreas Bennetzen
submarines : Peter Madsen & co
dancers & performers : Maia Hauser, Kerstin Lofvander, Malou Lindholm, Diana Knudsen, Dorthe Bjerre, Allison Lorenzen, Rebecca Patek, Karl Gillick, Ulrike Bodammer, Frank Willens, Daniel Davis, Sacha Kimberly Rudd, Pierre Enaux, Juli Gabor, Sofia Karlsson , Judit Keri, Trine Trash, Margit Lund, Helle Fuglsang, Lisa Ødegaard, Sergio Mendez, Dascha Lavrennikov, Linda Priha, Ela Spalding, Annelien Goetschalckx, Daniel Brooks, Kristen Greco, Niklas Levin, Stefan Fischer, Xiri, Laurent Lavole.
officers : Tobi Twang, Erik Skibsted.
orchestra : Hélianne Blais: violin, Niklas Antonson: trombone, Peter Morrison: cello, Ursula Paludan Monberg: horn, Lavinia Whitaker: horn, Andreas Bennetzen: double bass
submarine crews : Peter Madsen, Claus Nørregaard, Christoffer Meyer, Morten Olsen, Lily, Jev Olsen, Jens Falkenberg + add. crew
tow boats : Lars Hansen, Hans Peter Warming, Andreas & Hund +add. crew
motor boats : Boris, Kasper Gabay, Christian Wang, Jannick, Torben, Lauge, Kristian
costumes : Malou Lindholm, Pipaluk Supernova
additonal costumes : Frederikke Lange, Siri Carlslund
production assistance : Allison Lorenzen, Jesper Ipsen, Vanessa Carpenter, Hanne Jørgensen, Margit Lund og Natasha Verco.
sound technique: Bo Boye
film crew : Jaroslava Colajacomo, Matej Svenda, Robert Fox
photo : Mathias Vejerslev

Production by Copenhagen Dream House, with support from Metropolis, Kunstrådets Scenekunstudvalg, Statens Kunstfond, Københavns Musikudvalg and By & Havn