Place: Filmby Aarhus
In the winter of 2017 SCENATET premiered composer Niels Rønsholdt‘s experimental opera at Pakhus 11 in Copenhagen, receiving five out of six stars from Politiken‘s critic Henrik Friis and much appraisal for giving the audience “an utterly unique, intimate and fascinating experience” (Mathias Monrad Møller, Seismograf).
In May Gaze for Gaze will be re-staged at three performances at SPOR festival 2018 – again performed by SCENATET together with the German countertenor Daniel Gloger. Gaze for Gaze is an experimental opera about love, choices and consequences. A story about the nature of the love relationship and especially its downsides. With Gaze for Gaze, composer Niels Rønsholdt seeks to break down the conventional idea of what opera is and can be by reconstructing the format and experimenting deeply with its traditional dramaturgic elements. The heart-wrenching story of Gaze for Gaze unfolds in a conceptually minimalistic universe, where an intimate setting and sensuous atmosphere is created by the dissolution of the boarder between the stage and the audience. By making the audience a central part of the unraveling plot, Gaze for Gaze becomes a personally rooted drama of experimental opera music, invasive sound and forceful light (and darkness).
Gaze for Gaze will be performed three times during SPOR festival, and tickets are already for sale now. Find your ticket here. Please note, that there is a limited number of seats for Gaze for Gaze, and therefore it is necessary to reserve a ticket prior to the performances.
With support from KODA Culture.
SPOR festival, Friday May 4th, 20:00-21.40
SPOR festival, Saturday May 5th, 21.30-23.10
SPOR festival, Sunday May 6th, 17:00-18:40