Klassikere For Kids

Works for Live Art Denmark
2015: “Faust” at Live Art for Børn 2
2016: “Til Fyret” at Live Art for Børn 3

“Klassikere for Kids should inspire all who make theatre for children in Norway.” Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK)

Faust

At Live Art for Børn 2 we showed Klassikere For Kids “Faust”. The interpretation of the dark German classic was nominated for the prestigious Norwegian theatre award “Heddaprisen” as the year’s best performance for children and young people in 2013.

Faust for Kids was a performance about the connections between good and evil. Goethe’s text is full of infanticide, violence, lust, heaven and hell. Starting from the thesis that through proper dissemination, all themes can be suitable for children as well as adults, Klassikere for Kids made this story graspable and thought provoking.

Children got insight into the world’s horrors in various ways, the production thematised incomprehensible, cruel and evil actions within a safe and playful environment.

The audience was invited onto the stage after the performance to speak to the actors and have a look at the scenography – and learn som magic tricks!

Til Fyret

“Til fyret contains a number of beautiful and memorable scenes, and these are the ones that probably will shine in my conciousness as golden moments in the future.” www.scenekunst.no

At Live Art for Børn 3 we showed Vigina Wolf’s “To the Lighthouse, a theatre performance about loss, about the fact that we all have an inner world which is ours only, and about the important moments that makes time stop. It is the story of the boy James, who spends the summer with his parents in their summer house. James wants to go to the lighthouse, a tower standing far out in the bay. «If the weather’s fine», his mother says. In her opinion, children must hope, or else they will just become grown ups. «It won’t be nice,» his father says. He has listened to the weather forecast and sees it as his duty to liberate his son by telling him the truth.

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Artist’s Statement
“With the Klassikere for kids trilogy, I try to create complex, challenging and visually stunning performances. I work with a physical and visual language where the audience must piece together the impressions into their own history. In Klassikere for kids I want the text to serve as a poetic reading key for more abstract and somewhat complicated images. My goal is to create performances that appeal to both adults and children. I create performances that I am proud to show my son”. – Hildur Kristinsdottir

Check out the project’s website here.

Om liveart_dk

Liveart.dk was founded in 2004 in Copenhagen to promote the discussion, documentation and development of live art in Denmark. The organisation is equally inspired by the imaginative and entertaining English Live Art tradition as by the theoretical and political German theatre tradition. We have organised 10 large international festivals of Live Art for kids and adults since 2004, and over 40 discussion events, books, video series, symposia and more in the field of live art, performance art, art criticism and documentation. We collaborate with theatres, music venues, art museums and festivals in Denmark and internationally.