Nordic Cool 2013: 'TEATRET,' Denmark: August
August is a touching, fragile, and incredibly funny wordless comedy about the basic things in life. Four individuals go for a walk in a dark, empty space. Here, they come across small bits of life with which we all struggle.
- Feb. 23 - 24, 2013
- Terrace Theater
- 70 minutes
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Directed by Larz Knutzon
"Wistful, touching, and poetic. Great fun!"
--Berlingske Journal (Denmark)
Winner of the 2007 "Best Show" Reumert Award, Denmark's foremost recognition in the performing arts, August is a joyously moving and thought-provoking wordless comedy about the basic human condition. Performed by Denmark's "TEATRET" theater company, the story begins quite simply: four individuals go for a stroll in a dark and empty space. Utterly vulnerable to their surroundings, they stumble upon tiny fragments of life we all struggle with--wonder and anxiety, enthusiasm and anger, fear and expectation, victory and defeat. The bumbling quartet soon comes to realize a force bigger than themselves--a state of being between childlike innocence and adult awareness, animal instinct and human rationality. The production is "a formidable clown performance," says Denmark's Jyllands Post. "It tells us about all of the important things in life without one single word."
Explore the Arts: On February 23, join a free post-performance discussion with a moderator and members of the company.
Part of Nordic Cool 2013.
This presentation is sponsored by the Danish Arts Council Committee for Performing Arts.
Nordic Cool 2013's theater engagements are supported by the
Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater.
The Kennedy Center Theater Season is sponsored by Altria Group.
Nordic Cool 2013 is presented in cooperation with
and Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.
The Honorable Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, Marilyn Carlson Nelson, and Barbro Osher
Major support is provided by the Honorable Bonnie McElveen-Hunter,
Mrs. Marilyn Carlson Nelson and Dr. Glen Nelson, the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation,
David M. Rubenstein, and the State Plaza Hotel.
International Programming at the Kennedy Center is made possible through the generosity of the
Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts.