Carl Knif creates an innovative and physical interpretation of August Strindberg’s A Dream Play.
Deity Agnes undertakes a dreamlike journey through the world, encountering the different sides of humanity. She sees people and their lives as they are, full of contrasts and suffering, but also great beauty. Will Agnes be disappointed with humans, or will she be filled with love? How will she interpret the meaning of life and humans’ role on earth? Knif poses questions through strong physical expression and visuality. Music also plays a key role in the performance.
The performance is produced in collaboration between the Swedish Theatre in Helsinki, Riksteatern in Sweden, and Carl Knif Company.
"The performance, co-produced by Svenska Teatern, the Swedish Riksteatern and the Carl Knif Company, is reminiscent of the style of German silent films or Russian formalists from a hundred years ago for its visualization."
HS review **** 9.9.2021
"Lives up to expectations
Carl Knif impressed a few years ago on the same stage with his dance theater production of Kafka's short novel The Transformation, and it quickly becomes clear that A Dream Play will not be a disappointment. In fact, the show is excellent, both entertaining and intellectual, visually rich and innovative."
HBL review 9.9.2021
Direction and choreography: Carl Knif
Performers: Mårten Andersson, Per Burell, Patrick Henriksen, Oksana Lommi, Pekka Louhio, Dennis Nylund
Costume designer: Karoliina Koiso-Kanttila
Sound designer/Composer: Janne Hast
Light designer: Jukka Huitila
Scenographer: Erik Salvesen
Make-up and hair: Tiitta Stoor
Photographer: Cata Portin
Production: Carl Knif Company, Svenska Teatern, Riksteatern
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