Wunderkammer Theatre Company

PRESS

Press clippings , Reviews and Awards


21.12.11  Wunderkammer co-founder Sam Moore (Video) with Esther Wrobel (Dance) and Camilla Barratt-Due (Music) win a prize for their work “The Room”

Dance performance ‘The Room’ awarded 25,000 kr from Kunst Fond Using video animation, an original score and vertical dance, ‘The Room’ creates a small but marvelous universe. Dancer/Choreographer Esther Wrobel moves like a spider woman somersaulting and jumping through the room’s wallpapered walls & wooden floors only to suddenly pause on the ceiling like a fly, while the room is momentarily calmed. The piece is just 8 minutes long but is a promising tribute to the possibilities opened up when gifted artists begin to play together across their disciplines.


Review of ‘No Known Cause’  by mayhemandmiscellany

In Copenhagen I caught the end of ‘Metropolis – festival for art and performance in urban space’ – hello, festival made just for me! I saw the intriguing No Known Cause, which was a brilliant night, even if I was by myself.

I’m not sure if I was more excited by the set up of the show (we were led through a series of rooms, always returning to an ever-expanding corridor), the performance itself (a dynamic and engaging story of a man who loses his mind after a car accident), or the location (in a warehouse at the old Carlsberg brewery site).

Review of ‘No Known Case’  by Allan Mutuku Kortbæk (Peponi) who writes for The Copenhagen Post.

“No Known Cause” has to be one of the most intriguing, most engaging theatre productions i’ve ever seen. The one hour long production has been scaring, captivating and pleasing theatre lovers and other enthusiasts for the past week or so, staged at the endearing industrial surroundings of the Ny Tap hall, outside Carlsberg’s factory by Enghave station.  Part of The Metropolis festival for art and performance in Urban Space, “No known Cause” leads its spectators through the journey of a young man and his elation, sorrow, dilemmas, actions and reactions. In keeping with previous productions by the exciting Wunderkammer artistic collective, the audience are part and parcel of the plot of the piece. This particular production shepherds its audience through a series of hazy dreams and graphic sequences that epitomise and accentuate the fragility and significance of life.  Be prepared to be  guests in the ever-evolving patterns of your wandering lives !

http://mutukz.blogspot.com/2011/08/no-known-cause.html


Two Audience opinions on ‘Drive-In’

“Wunderkammer has created a simple but brilliant idea: allowing the front and rear windows (of the cars) to serve as canvases for various projections. It was great to experience intimacy inside the cars, along with the artwork. An intimacy that felt so much more intense having just walked through the huge former industrial Carlsberg warehouses.”

Rikke Matthiesen Hedeager, Event Co-ordinator, ‘The Play house’, The Royal Theatre, Copenhagen, Denmark

“Drive-In was a great way to showcase the work of experimental artists while also opening up part of the Carlsberg site for use by the citizens of Copenhagen. More than an art show, Drive-In was a performance, a social event and a revelation about the potential which exists in challenging spaces and places throughout the city.”

Gerard Reinmuth, Director, TERROIR.com.au, Architect Company, Copenhagen, Denmark


FRONT PAGE AND A FULL PAGE ARICLE ABOUT OUR SHOW IN IBYEN 26. OKT 2010

Drive in-show byder på hidsig abe og blød porno

Som gæst bliver man udsat for bøvs og overgreb i et nyt, mørkt show.

Af Birgitte Kjær

En mand i hvid overtræksdragt med gråtsminket abefjæs og hugtænder kommer flyvende gennem mørket, mens han udstøder abrupte hyl, så man ikke er i tvivl om, at han er nært beslægtet med de hidsige bavianer i Zoo.

Han svinger sig i bildæk, der hænger ned fra loftet og springer ned på toppen af en skrammet bil. Inde i bilen hviner en ung kvinde og klynger sig til sin kæreste. Aben prøver med en lang plastikstang at pirke til det unge par gennem vinduet, og de forsøger febrilsk at rykke væk, så abens lange arm ikke kan nå dem.

Kvinden og manden er besøgende i Wunderkammer. En underjordisk bilkirkegård med live performance. I enorme kælderlokaler på Carlsbergområdet kan man fra torsdag-lørdag gå ned i det mørke dyb og få sig en anderledes kunstoplevelse.

read the rest here.

 

Lead Photo and quote from Luke Cooper in Ibyen. 15. okt 2010

http://ibyen.dk/gadeplan/ECE1084965/carlsbergs-midlertidige-lejere-nyder-godt-af-finanskrisen/

Vi går gennem tunnelen under Ny Tap og kommer ud på bagsiden ved S-togbanen. Inde bag en port møder vi et monstrøst rum med store betonsøjler og en masse gamle biler. Her er nogle folk, der kalder sig Wunderkammer, ved at sætte en såkaldt drive-in-performance op. Den kan opleves på Carlsberg hver torsdag til lørdag i en måned, forklarer engelske Luke Cooper, en af projektets bagmænd.”

 


ARTICLE AT ZEITGEIST BLOG

http://www.zeitgeist.lifeyo.com/blog/post/23437/

Wunderkammer er det nyeste tiltag på den danske teaterscene. Alle rammer for traditionel teater nedbrydes og der bringes en ny form for fremstililng til DK. Og jeg er vild med det! Faktisk så vild, at jeg nok vil være at finde bag baren i næste weekend. Snyd ikke dig selv for den sjoveste, mest anderledes og helt sikkert mest kropsnære oplevelse længe set på den danske scene! Og nu du er der, så kom da lige ned i baren til en god gang humle!

English translation

Wunderkammer is the latest action in the Danish theater. All frames of traditional theater degraded and brought a new kind of performance to Denmark. And I love it! Actually it is so crazy that I probably will be found behind the bar next weekend. Do not cheat yourself of the funniest, most unique and certainly most intimate experience for a long time on the Danish scene! While you’re there, came straight down to the bar for a good time!


PRESS FROM DISTORTION 2010

Politiken, About town, Night-life Sunday 6th June 2010

http://ibyen.dk/natteliv/article988318.ece

“Kreativt wunderkammer

Ligesom Roskilde festival byder Distortion på andet end musikscener. På taget af en hvid bus overmalet med kubististiske kragetæer sidder en tubanklædt mand under en parasol.”

Indeni busen tilbyder performancegruppen Wunderkammer festivalgængerne et alternativt afbræk til den dundrende elektroniske musik.

I ti minutter af gangen lukker de folk ind i bussen, der er omdannet til et kuriøst kabinet, hvor psykedeliske filmklip projiceres mod forruden ved siden af en udstoppet ugle og Mester Jakel-hånddukker. En lille kvinde i stribet sommerkjole deler pillelignende bolcher ud til folk og taler sort for dem, der har drukket for meget, og som ikke hører ordentligt efter.

Det er sgu da kun her man får mulighed for at opleve sådan noget her, griner en af de piger, som har lukket sig ind i performancebussen”

English Translation:

“Creative wunderkammer

Like Roskilde Festival, Distortion offers more than just music. On the roof of a white bus painted with cubic illustration sits a turbin-clad man under a parasol.

Inside the bus, performance group Wunderkammer offers festival-goers an alternative to the pulsating electronic music.

At ten minute intervals people are led into the bus, which has been transformed into a curious cabinet, where psychadelic film clips are projected onto the front screen next to a stuffed owl and a ‘Mester Jakel hand-puppet’. A small woman in a striped summer dress distributes pill like sweets to people and appears to speak in riddles to those who have drunken too much and are not paying attention.

“This is the only god-damned place you can get this sort of experience” Laughs one of the girls who has shut herself into the performance bus.”