The Danish newspaper Politiken and the online music journal Seismograf took part of the performance of Blik for Blik at Pakhus11 and the radio program AK 24/7 talked to Niels Rønsholdt about his work.
The critic from Seismograf, Mathias Monrad Møller, describes his experience this way:
“We are pretty excited, actually. It has been an utterly unique, intimate and fascinating experience. Rønsholdt and his team have taken a lot of risks by breaking with common formats and by letting the audience become such a big part of the piece. It is especially the well thought-through and unusually creative experimentations with musical theatre that makes ‘Blik for Blik’ such a special experience.”
Read the full review here: Forskellige virkeligheder (Seimograf 23.03.2017 – in Danish)
Politiken’s Henrik Friis gave Blik for Blik 5 out of 6 hearts with the words:
“I left the performance hall with a mixture of amazement and enthusiasm. ‘Blik for Blik’ was truly different and succesfull. Maybe like a slow meditative mix of traditional Japanese noh-theatre, great Danish circle pedagogy – where everyone has to sing along – and curious minimalistic avant-garde”
In the same article, Friis also reviewed the new opera app Breathless Moment by Rønsholdt & Kleist. It received 4 out of 6 hearts.
Read the review here: Smuk operapatos til gør det selv-folket (Politiken 20.03.2017 – in Danish).
March 18th Niels Rønsholdt was a guest in the culture program AK 24/7 on Radio 24/7. In the program Rønsholdts earlier piece Me Quitte is the main focus of the conversation. Me Quitte was recorded by SCENATET, Niels Rønsholdt and the singer Anna Katrin Øssursdóttir Egilstrøð and released in May 2016.
Listen to the program here: Ugens Sølvkorn: Bøgers lugt, stilleleg og baglæns opera
(Ak 24/7 18.03.2017 – in Danish).
Photo: Marc Fluri