In the Nude, Copenhagen, Jan 2009
Dear Angela and Viesturs
Have you forgotten Billie Jean, Brother Louie, Nathan Jones and Tesla Girls? Ten empty years have passed since our threesome in Stockholm and guess what? I miss you and I want to see you before the End of the World! This is a call for a reunion.
Meet me at First Hotel Skt. Petri in Copenhagen. I’ve booked rooms for you. Dress code: the eighties.
hugs and kisses XXX, Leo
"It is precise and tight, humorous and elegant staging of the rooms—the hotel becomes an image of the European condition"Mette Garfield
“The theatre company TeaterKUNST presents the accomplished performance In the Nude in the foyer, bar, hall-ways and hotel rooms of the fashionable Copenhagen hotel First Hotel Skt. Petri’s. Dividing the audience in three groups, each following a performer to his/her room.
Imagine being a fly on the wall of those rooms! Who hasn’t dreamt of that? And this comes true in In the Nude… Interestingly it turns out that the most intimate details are really the most common and in this way anonymous. Just like the hotel room is anonymous and intimate at the same time, a good choice of room and stage and metaphor for the entire performance.
Obvious is the theme of the effects of consumer mentality on our personal lives yet the performance does not preach or moralise. It is precise and tight, humorous and elegant staging of the rooms—the hotel becomes an image of the European condition, fluid identities, abundant choices, free market forces and borders…”
—Mette Garfield, theatre critic for Information, Terpiscore and Teater 1, Denmark
At the reception...
On the way...
Meet the artists playing a quiz game...
The audience is distributed into three groups. Each group meets one of the characters in their rooms...
In Angela's room
In Leo's room
In Viesturs's room
Angela, Leo and Viesturs meet in the lobby...
The audience is invited to have drink with the characters in the hotel bar and share gossip of what happened in each room.
In the Nude team
Head Bellboy: Adam Rohweder (DK)
Staging Consultant: Solveig Weinkouff (DK)
Dramaturgical Consultant: Sandra Buch (DK)
Set Consultant: Antti Nikkinen (FIN)
Sound Consultant: Voldemars Johansons (LV)
Producer: Dorte Wium (DK)
Publicity: Nanna Rohweder (DK)
Photos: Caroline Trautner (DK)