DUST [1st EDITION]
• MULTI-SENSORY CHAMBER OPERA • AARHUS, DENMARK – AMMAN, JORDAN • 2015 •
DUST engages an international community of artists initiated by the progressive Danish composer Line Tjørnhøj. In August 2015 the first edition of a contemporary Gesamtkunstwerk was premiered in Aarhus, Denmark. On an existential quest for a new social agenda and new way of making collaborative art, the interdisciplinary ensemble began their journey into the core of chaos, desire and love. DUST is still in its creation! And in the coming years it will keep reoccurring in different shapes. DUST is a multiple-layered teamwork growing across cultures and art fields involving social food engineering, product and fashion design and socio-economic empowerment.
»DUST is like an uncontrollable force. Even our most tenacious attempts to get rid of it are somehow doomed to fail. Just as those people who define themselves as the cleanest ones, but in fact behave as the filthiest! Isn’t there a different way of dealing with the unwanted particles in this world than turning ourselves into sanitary fanatics? Better sooner than later we come to realize that we’re all walking on the same dusty road…«
TONE & AUT – Aarhus Unge Tonekunstnere
The Royal Botanic Garden of Jordan
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The Artist Collective
Concept & composition: Line Tjørnhøj
Art Director: Troels Primdahl
Libretto: Lotte Kofod Ludvigsen & Line Tjørnhøj.
Food-stylist: Michelle Appelros.
Conducting supervisors: Carsten Seyer-Hansen & Jonas Rasmussen.
Singers: Markéta Dvoráková (mezzo soprano), Daniel Carlsson (counter tenor), Petr Matuszek (baritone) & Anna Ottertun (arabic soprano).
Cellist: Sofia Olsson.
Skt. Clemens Boys Choir: Anders Arve, Erik Buchreitz, Hans Christian Quorning, Noah Nguyen, Søren Hjøllund Just, Søren Øster, Toke Malchow & Valdemar Højlund.
Product and set design: Lærke Thorst Balslev, Stine Weigelt & The Women of Tal Al-Rumman.
Costume designer: Elise Nyborg, assisted by Eva Vestergaard Sunesen & Krol Poirot.
Makeup Artist: Lidia Bonaria Bassareo.
Stage technician: Hans Strandmark.
Film technical supervisor: Carsten Meinhardt
Photographer & DOP: Anders Bigum, assisted by Carl A. Schwennesen, Peter Ravnsborg, Villads Birch Hastrup.
Project manager, Jordan: Razan Khader.
Produktion management: 1:1 Production – Maria Meyer & Louise Kirkegaard
PRESENTING THE DESIGN DUO BALSLEV & WEIGELT
– empowerment project with the women from Tal Al-Rumman, Jordan
PRESENTING FOOD STYLIST MICHELLE APPELROS
– a dusty apple dessert with fixtures in Danish and Jordanian food rituals
PRESENTING COSTUME DESIGNER ELISE NYBORG
PRESENTING ART PHOTOGRAPHER ANDERS BIGUM
portrait series of the boys from Skt. Clemens Choir
FROM BEHIND THE SCENES
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