In November 2010, Gary Winters , one half of the Lone Twin performance duo, at the time in transition from performance art to theatre makers, came to Copenhagen to present their work at Samtalekøkken. With the support of Molly Haslund, who was a performer in Lone Twin Theatre, he talked about how he and his partner Gregg Whelan met as art students, their collaboration as artists, illustrated by videos and slides of their work. Molly played the Ukulele to add atmosphere to some of the videos, making it the musical performance lecture that can be seen in the video below.
Lone Twin have since their foundation in 1997 frequently included participative experiences in their work. With Beastie, they offered a playful adventure for children between the ages of 5 and 11, which let the kids take control of the story. In a workshop, participants imitated animals and helped to assemble a large monster, with one of the performers inside. Together they gave him a name and invented his story. Finally, they went outside on adventures with the strange creature, exploring the surroundings of the performance venues in Aalborg and Copenhagen.
About the Artists
Lone Twin and Lone Twin Theatre are committed to creating entertaining and hopeful works that appeal to a wide audience. Projects range from touring theatrical works to public projects created for specific community contexts.
Led by artists Gregg Whelan and Gary Winters, Lone Twin is one of Europe’s leading performance companies. Celebrated for creating a broad range of projects, from theatrical productions to participatory public events, the company’s work is regularly shown across the world to popular and critical acclaim.