Through secret desire, a couple is led to sexual escapades.
The married couple, Frida and Albert, feels like their relationship is stalled in sexual rutines and is about to die. After an arousing masquerade ball, where they both flirt with others, Frida confides her husband that she longs for an affair. As audience, you are, together with the couple, send on an odyssé into a nightly orgy of erotic excesses. The escapades lead to the limit of the night and the city, the sexuality and the consciousness. To one point where the masks fall and desire is diluted by death.
Arthur Schnitzlers Traumnovelle, in English A Dream Novel, is from 1926 and takes place in the modern and decadent Vienna. The history formed Stanley Kubrichs movie Eyes Wide Shut (1999) with Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman in the leading roles. Artist, Nathalie Mellbye, is in charge of scenography and staging, while the award winning writer and dramaturg, Bjørn Rasmussen, dramatises this modern version of the ritual ball of the flesh and desire at the edge of the abyss. The music group, SOLEN ER SEXET, which among others consists of Bjørn Rasmussen og Lise Westzynthius, is in charge of the musical universe. The music group, who did their record debut in 2022, has a wish to break with stereotypical gender norms and go against a nature-erotic collectivism.
You can look forward to a pounding journey into the temple of sinners. Accompanied by three actors from Aarhus Theatre in a sensuous interplay with dancers from the internationally acknowledged Holstebro Dance Company.
freely adapted from
A Dream Novel by Arthur Schnitzler
Staging, scenography and costume designs
Marie Probil-Tani & David Cornelius Price
Solen er sexet
Newly composed by
O/RIOH, Kim Kim, peachlyfe, Lise Westzynthius
Astrid Lindgreen Hjermind
Nanna Bøttcher, Kjartan Hansen, Carla Eleonora Feigenberg
Participating dancers from Holstebro Dansekompagni
Danish Bjørk-Mynte has a background in classical ballet, she atteneded The Royal Danish Balletschool in Odense. She went on to get her bachelor degree from Oslo National Academy of the Arts 2018. Herefter she has freelance as dancer and teacher, teaching contemporary dance, lyrical contemporary and yoga.
She joined Holstebro Dance Company in the spring of 2021.
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.
The Basque Country, Spain
He joined Holstebro Dance Company in the autumn of 2020.
English Luke started dancing through cheerleading and hip hop, before graduating from Northern School of Contemporary Dance in 2021. Since then, they has worked across commercial and contemporary settings with the likes of Alexandra Green, Hannah Marshall and Corey Baker, touring pop-up contemporary dance in Scotland and performing in the Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony.
They joined Holstebro Dance Company in the autumn of 2022
Photographer: Ditte Chemnitz
Spanish Haizea graduated with a bachelor from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in 2022. As a part of her Master’s degree, Haizea is an intern at Holstebro Dance Company, during season 2022/2023
The Basque Country, Spain.
She is an intern at Holstebro Dance Company, during season 2022/2023
Photographer: Ditte Chemnitz