The Sand Castle

The Sand Castle is about a day on which three children are faced with adulthood far too early. A boy and two girls each portray their everyday experience of war in a setting of oversized Lego bricks – grey as concrete and the size of children’s coffins. In Israel, during the Gulf War, choreographer Tali Rázga’s father shot a home video of Tali’s two younger brothers as they performed somersaults in the family fallout shelter wearing gasmasks. The Sand Castle draws in these terrifying yet hope-inspiring family memories.

What the press wrote:

“(…) engaging for a young audience (…) the three dancers nimbly convey the story in no-nonsense terms devoid of mushy emotiveness (…) a small, well-contrived youth performance.” Majbrit Hjelmsbo, Danish national weekly Weekendavisen, 20 Jan 2006

“Tali Rázga deftly draws on multiple genres of movement, fusing them into a high-energy performance (…) The choreography is cool enough for boys and thought-provoking enough for girls. Henrik Lyding, Danish national daily Jyllands-Posten, 9 Jan 2006

“Tali Rázga manages to walk the fine line (…) A powerful debut and a touching game – amidst darkness.” ***** Monna Dithmer, Danish national daily Politiken, 13 Jan 2006.

AGE
12 and up

DURATION
45 min.

ON AND BEHIND STAGE
Dancers: Pernille Garde, Line Larsen-Ledet and Pelle Stryhn
Choreographer: Tali Rázga
Composer: Povl Kristian
Set design: Ida Marie Ellekilde
Lighting design: Mikkel Jensen
Dramaturge, PR and marketing: Nanna C. Rohweder
Assistant choreographer: Tomomi Yamauchi
Administration: ProjektCentret at Dansens Hus, Copenhagen

PREMIERE
Played at Gran Theatre for Dance in Aarhus on 26th and 27th of October 2006 and at Den Anden Opera, Copenhagen, 6th – 15th of January 2006.

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