HJERTES NAT  En bevægelses ceremoni

NIGHT of the Heart a movement ceremony

NIGHT of the Heart - a movement ceremony   

All eroticism is holy   says the French philosopher Bataille

Naked as an animal   says Madame Edwarda

The scene is sacred, the body is at once abased and exalted

A ceremony takes place, erotic experience transcended tragic, intoxicating and grotesque

Will God be allowed to be here?

In George Bataille's novel, we meet the horny male and the prostitutes naked woman who inappropriate declares that she is GOD ........

She disappears into the night's emptiness, the man follows her.

The story then evolves into a ritual drama in which there is mutilation, worship, blasphemy, sacrifice, ecstasy and death,

but also an opening to another world.

It is in this opening choreographer Camilla Stage will examine and transform Bataille's mystical story to the stage space,

not as a narrative story but as experience and lessons learned based on the novella´s heartbreaking content.

Inspired by George Bataille's novella Madame Edwarda in an arrangement with the choreographer's own empirical research and

reflections about the exaltation of the female body in the form of objectification as well as the longing for dissolution and transcendence.

Choreography & Staging Camilla Stage

The Cast Jan Overgaard Mogensen, Lars Dahl, Niklas Levin, Øvind Kichhoff, Svend E. Kristensen & Camilla Stage

Light design  Antonio Rodrigues-Andersen

Costume design Lise Klitten

Tone master & arranger Mikkel Gemzøe

Dramaturgisk consultent Irene W. Stage

Coreographic assistent Carina Raffel

Administration og PR Maj Riis & Ulla Boeg Nielsen


Photo Promo & Poster  Søren Meizner

Premier Venue Dansescenen CPH DK  2008

Financial Support  Kunstrådets Scenekunstudvalg, Konsul Georg Jorck & Hustru Emma Jorck’s Fond, Beckett-Fonden, Augustinus Fonden

Danmarks Nationalbanks Jubilæumsfond af 1968, Carlsbergs Mindelegat for Brygger J. C. Jacobsen, Toyota-Fonden & BG Fonden