ÚPS! at Laboratoriet

The Icelandic dance company Samsteypan visited Laboratoriet to perform an experiment as preparation for their performance Úps! which premiered in March 2012. The experiment investigates a physical and choreographical language based on themes and dynamic patterns from Shakespeare's comedies. All of them. How can the universe of the comedies be translated and transformed into movement? What do we recognise as Shakespearean? What kind of comedy are we dealing with? What is funny - and not funny? What are the physical characteristics of the characters? What themes are they personifying?

Experiment: 

by Samsteypan

November 2011