Moon Song is a dance and poetry performance by Holstebro Dance Company, inspired by poems by Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark and read by Thure Lindhardt.
In collaboration with Holstebro Dance Company, Classical Days Holstebro, International Music Festival, Holstebro Art Museum and Danish Talent Academy, Moon Song, a hybrid dance and poetry performance in 12 pictures, is created.
Blended, poetry, dance, and music will create the sensual and beautiful performance “Moon Song”.
The performance will arise in the meeting between four arts and based on selected poems from the collection “I mine lykkelige nætter” by Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark.
The poems all have one common denominator; the eternal love – love that was, is, and occurs.
The well-known Danish actor, Thure Lindhardt, will read the poems aloud. Alongside beautiful music and formidable dance, the audience will be seduced, entertained, and marvelled.
Five artistical films in Holstebro
While the nation has been shut down due to Covid-19 and deprived of performances and theathres, the artistical partners of Moon Song have converted the stage performance into five artistical films. The collaboration was joined by the skilled photo- and videographer Tom McKenzie.
The five films are based on the Moon Song-performance and involves the dancers from the show, as well as the established musicians Janne Thomsen on the flute and Jakob Bangsø on guitar.
All the films are recorded on selected locations from our hometown of Holstebro, which has a long history with dance, theatre, and arts. This was done to celebrate the city and give thanks for the support during the pandemic we experience from both the Municipality and the citizens.
Watch the films below.
Concept and choreography
Marie Brolin-Tani & Holstebro Dansekompagni
Concept, music and flute
David Cornelius Price
Participating dancers from Holstebro Dansekompagni
Danish Elena Nielsen has a background in Latin/Standard dance and classic ballet. She was a student at the Royal Danish Ballet School in Odense and finished her education at Codarts, University of Arts in Rotterdam in 2020. Here she completed her education with an internship at Scapino Ballet.
She joined Holstebro Dance Company in the spring of 2020.
Italian Giorgia Reitani received her education at Iwanson International School of Contemporary Dance in 2016. Afterwards, she was a member of Tanzcompagniet Volkstheater Rostock (DE). Giorgio has, amongst others, been a part of ”Il Trionfo” at the Royal Danish Theatre.
She joined Holstebro Dance Company in the autumn of 2019.
Spanish Jon Ipina received his education from Codarts, University of Arts in Rotterdam in 2020 and finished his education with an internship at Skånes Danseteater in Malmö. Here he, amongst others, participated in productions by Ôrjan Andersson and Marcos Morau.
He joined Holstebro Dance Company in the autumn of 2020.
Danish Mikkel Alexander Toettrup received his education from the Iwanson International School, München in 2018. Since then, Mikkel has been a part of several productions by Johannes Härtl and Nadine Gerspacher amongst others. Mikkel has composed music and initiated several theatre associations.
He joined Holstebro Dance Company in the spring of 2020.