War Sum Up
Music. Manga. Machine.
War is as simple and as complicated as man itself. The nature of war is ever-changing, adapting to the era’s usable weapons and to the culture within which it takes place. War develops new technology, new strategies, new opinions.
War Sum Up is inspired by the Japanese powerful expressions of poetry, pop, precision and brutality. 12 singers and a striking light design gives a powerful visual impression of the nature of war. Follow the Warrior, the Spy and the Soldier through their transformation into a world of light and dark, battle and death. From man to machine, to statue, ghost and fantasy heroine. Three stories in XL of glorification and abomination.
2012 : Danish Opera of the year / Latvian Performance of the year
2012 : Set design award by Danish Reumert-committee.
Running time : 70 minutes
2015-06-27 00:00:00 - Macao Cultural Centre, Macao - China
2015-03-20 00:00:00 2015-03-22 00:00:00 - National Performing Arts Center, Taipei - Taiwan
2014-03-22 00:00:00 - Theater aan de Parade, Den Bosch - The Netherlands
2014-03-21 00:00:00 - Odeon de Spiegel, Zwolle - The Netherlands
2014-03-20 00:00:00 - Lucent Danstheater, Den Haag - The Netherlands
2013-11-01 00:00:00 2013-11-02 00:00:00 - Next Wave Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York - USA
2013-09-11 00:00:00 - Transart, Teatro Comunale, Bolzano - Italy
2013-04-10 00:00:00 - Théâtre de Nîmes, Nîmes - France
2013-04-06 00:00:00 2013-04-07 00:00:00 - Le Volcan, Le Havre - France
2012-11-23 00:00:00 2012-11-24 00:00:00 - Materia Prima Festival, Krakow - Poland
2012-10-10 00:00:00 - Budapest Fall Festival, National Theatre, Budapest - Hungary
2012-06-05 00:00:00 - Riga's Opera Festival, Riga - Lettonie
2012-05-25 00:00:00 - Brighton Dome, Brighton Festival, Brighton - UK
2012-04-29 00:00:00 - Royal Danish Opera, Copenhagen - Denmark
2011-11-11 00:00:00 2011-11-12 00:00:00 - The Royal Danish Theatre, Copenhagen - Denmark
2011-10-27 00:00:00 2011-10-28 00:00:00 - Musikhuset Aarhus, Aarhus - Denmark
2011-10-25 00:00:00 - Odense Theatre, Odense - Belgium
2011-10-16 00:00:00 2011-10-17 00:00:00 - Latvian National Opera, Riga - Latvia
2011-09-08 00:00:00 2011-09-09 00:00:00 - Oslo Contemporary Music Festival, Oslo - Norway
2011-09-02 00:00:00 2011-09-03 00:00:00 - Latvian National Opera, Riga - Latvia
Performed by the Latvian Radio Choir
Conductor : Kaspars Putnins / Sigvards Klava
Director : Kirsten Dehlholm
Music : The Irrepressibles and Santa Ratniece with Gilbert Nouno
Libretto from classic Noh theatre edited by Willie Flindt
Concept : Willie Flindt and Kirsten Dehlholm
Musical direction : Kaspars Putnins
Costumes : Henrik Vibskov
Light design : Jesper Kongshaug
Set design : Kirsten Dehlholm, Willie Flindt, Jesper Kongshaug
Manga drawings : Hikaru Hayashi
Director’s assistant : Jon R. Skulberg
Production : Hotel Pro Forma
Coproduction : Latvian Radio Choir, Latvian National Opera and Hotel Pro Forma. In cooperation with Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival, Concert Hall Aarhus, Royal Danish Theatre and Odense Theatre. Supported by Nordic Culture Point, Bikubenfonden, Oticon Fonden and Konsul Georg Jorck and Hustru Emma Jorcks Fond. MAC Cosmetics is a performance partner.