WHEN I CLOSE MY EYES
A poetic and physical performance about loss for children from 8 years
We buried Grandpa. But it was only his body that we buried. Grandpa is still the sound of a double bass playing, the sensation of large rough hands, the scent of fish stew and the open sea. When I close my eyes, Grandpa is still here.
Two children have both lost their grandfather, and when they buried him, sorrow came to keep them company. Sorrow is like a warm blanket that you can nestle into, recalling the voice of Grandpa and his smells. But sorrow is also dark and heavy – a violent storm, a silent ghost. Sometimes the sorrow fills the entire world, and at other times you can put it aside in a bundle. But the sorrow is ever present.
AGE GROUP From 8 years and upwards
DURATION Approx. 40 min.
PREMIERE November 26th. 2018 at Aaben Dans, Roskilde. Performed at Zangenbergs Teater March 23-30 2019
ON AND BEHIND THE STAGE
Choreography: Tali Rázga together with the performers
Dancers: Søren Linding Urup & Fie Dam Mygind
Composer and live musician: Hans Find Møller
Text: Jesper Bræstrup Karlsen
Scenography and costumes: Nadia Nabil
Dramaturg: Sosha Teperowska
Graphic designer, pictures and video: Søren Meisner
PR and Marketing: Betina Rex and Ida Fredericia
Producer: Carlos Calvo
Co-producer: Aaben Dans
SUPPORTED BY Statens Kunstfond – Projektstøtteudvalget for Scenekunst, A.P.Møller Fonden, Oticon Fonden, Dansk skuespillerforbund, Augustinus Fonden, BUPL, SparNord Fonden, Københavns Scenekunstudvalg