The21/11/2017 cultuurcentrum, Hasselt

Hotel Pro Forma & Latvian Radio Choir (Copenhagen – Riga)

NeoArtic is an eco-performance on anthropocene – a new geological era, defined by human-induced turbulence on the planet’s ecosystems. The latter have learned to become a “force of nature” which contributes to bring about rapid, often involuntary, changes on the land where we live. Nature as we know it has disappeared, following dramatic and uncontrollable ecological changes. The Danish company Hotel Pro Forma observes the ruins and insurrections of modern industrial civilization, through a sound and visual landscape in 12 performative paintings. Exceptional Latvian choristers combine their songs with experimental electronic compositions by Andy Stott and Krist Auznieks. Aesthetic, poetic and alarming.
A breathtaking performance for the closing of the IMPACT 2017 Forum.

Bus Liège > Hasselt 18:30



Latvian Radio Choir Vitālijs Stankevičs, Rūdolfs Bērtiņš, Kārlis Rūtentāls, Dace Strautmane, Gundega Krūmiņa, Iveta Romancāne, Ievā Ezeriete, Agate Burkina,
Pēteris Vaickovskis, Inga Martinsone, Līga Paegle, Ilze Bērziņa, Gundars Deilums,
Normunds Kirss, Aigars Reins, Jānis Kokiņš
Conductor Kaspars Putnins

Concept Hotel Pro Forma

Director Kirsten Dehlholm

Musical director Kaspars Putnins

Music Andy Stott, Krists Auznieks

Text Sjón

Light design Jesper Kongshaug

Set design, director’s assistant Anne Mette Fisker Langkjer

Video design Adam Ryde Ankarfeldt, Magnus Pind Bjerre

Sound design Kristian Hverring

Costume design Wali Mohammed Barrech

Video design and set design assistant Fabian Nyberg

Objects and space Hotel Pro Forma

Photographer Andreas Sommer
Production manager, light technician Oskars Plataiskalns
AV Ugis Ezerietis
Stage manager Lauris Bimbers
Stage technician Girts Bite
Sewing atelier Māra Rigava
Extras coordinator, Riga Agnese Kumpine, Katrina Duka

Production Hotel Pro Forma
Co-produced as a collaboration between Hotel Pro Forma, Latvian Radio Choir and Riga Russian Theatre
International agent Sarah Ford / Quaternaire
Tour manager Quaternaire
Manager, Hotel Pro Forma Rasmus Adrian
Manager, Latvian Radio Choir Dace Bula
Producer, Hotel Pro Forma Lisbeth Jacobi

NEOARCTIC is supported by The Aarhus 2017 Foundation, The Nordic Culture Fund, Knud Højgaard’s Foundation, New Carlsberg Foundation, Oticon Foundation, Augustinus Foundation, Ernst B. Sund Foundation, Oda & Hans Svenningsen’s Foundation, Politiken-Foundation, Poul Johansen Foundation of 1992 and Overretssagfører L. Zeuthens Mindelegat.

Thanks to Dunlop, Wahlberg, Supatex, Tempo Boat Equipment, MAC Cosmetics, Chris Ziegler, Anne Fyhn and Birk Marcus Hansen.

Hotel Pro Forma is supported by the Danish Arts Council’s Committee for the Performing Arts.