A physical and filmic performance
The play is about the marriage and the divorce between Denmark and Greenland. The young half Danish/half Greenlandic woman balances between two cultures. She talks of her parent’s divorce and the following struggle. Father Denmark talks from his screen, as a part of the scenography, about his love for his daughter and for Greenland. Mother Greenland, talks from her sceen with humor and pain about the colonial lords entry.
The play is connected by a modern dancing tupilak that changes to and from tragi-comic Danish and Greenlandic characters, to then return to the young womans life.
On stage: Nukâka Coster-Waldau, Flemming Jensen (on screen) and Makka Kleist (on screen)
Director and concept: Hanne Trap Friis
Playwright: Peter Laugesen
Dramaturg: Gitte Skytte
Light designer: Morten Ladefoged
Videodesigner: Claus Lund
Consultant: Inuk Silis Høegh
CPH STAGE 2014
STRØMSTEDER//SARFARTUUT played at CPH STAGE at Theatre GROB on june 11th and 12th 2014. CPH STAGE is a new, annual, open theatre festival where the audience is offered the best Danish theater has to offer at the moment.
STRØMSTEDER / / SARFARTUUT played with great success in Aarhus and Copenhagen in April/May 2013 and to full houses on the nationwide tour in Greenland in October 2013.
STRØMSTEDER//SARFARTUUT on CPH STAGE was funded by:
The Danish Arts Foundation, Greenland Representation & Arts Council, Aarhus Municipality
The Press wrote:
“STRØMSTEDER//SARFARTUUT takes the relationship between Denmark and Greenland under wise, loving, humorous and poetic care.” – **** Kirsten Dagl, Aarhus Stiftstidende
”No one can escape the intensity of Nukâka Coster-Waldau’s acting. Her »interaction« with Makka Kleist as »mother Greenland« and Flemming Jensen as »father Denmark« in the film sequences is not falter. One does not have to be physically present in the same room for the theatre sparks to jump.” Erik Lund, Sermitsiaq, Grønland
”The director Hanne Trap Friis makes sure that we get beyond clichés and perceive the interaction between the Greenlandic and the Danish in a clear and unambiguous language of theatre supported by the author Peter Laugesen.” – **** CPHCULTURE
The Danish Arts Council’s Performing Arts Committee, City of Aarhus’ Cultural Development Fund, Nordic Culture Point’s Culture and Art Programme, City of Copenhagen’s Performing Arts Committee, Wilhelm Hansen Foundation, Danmarks Nationalbank’s Anniversary Foundation, The Royal Greenland Fund, Danish Playwrights, Tuborgfondet, 3F’s Media and Cultural Foundation, Gurli and Knud Pedersen’s Fund