DO WE ENDURE TO BE LOVED - OR DO WE LOVE TO BE ABLE TO ENDURE?
Why do we really hang on for life?
And how long can you keep going?
In STAMINA, we see the meeting between two people. They want to get together quickly, so they each do their best to maintain the good atmosphere and live up to each other's expectations. But what happens in the encounter when we run out of stamina and can no longer bear to play along on the other person's terms?
The focal point of STAMINA is the stamina that life demands of us all. It is about the struggles it takes to live up to expectations and pressure, maintain a facade, endure resistance and, not least, other people. And about what we can luckily find on the other side if we dare to let go.
STAMINA is physical action theater with subtle poetry and a good deal of exhaustion.
Origin: From Latin stāmen ("thread", "thread of life")
Meaning: strength and endurance; life force (physical or mental) to withstand illness, stress, fatigue, trauma and adversity.
© Henning Hjorth
"This evening we laugh out loud with them, we think about our own experiences and behavior. We reflect on the symbolism and the beauty of the simple, which is never as simple as it seems"
"The young blood flows effortlessly into the tradition of Don Gnu, even quite in the usual poetic, loving and unpretentious spirit"
"By challenging their own limits, they achieve a great joint artistic victory that bodes well for the daring in future Ung Gnu performances"
"The performance presents a real and raw landscape, and throughout it is very little staged to look at, despite how perfectly minutely it is choreographed"
Duration: 50 min.
Age: From 14 years
Performance & choreographic material
Astrid Pauline Schmidt & Kasper Buus
Director & choreography:
Kristoffer Louis Andrup Pedersen
Jeppe Kaas Vad
Kathrine Kihm & Malene Cathrine Pedersen
Aveny-T & Bora Bora - dance and visual theatre
Aarhus Municipality & the Danish Arts Foundation