SPIRITE -a body cabaret

One ringmaster and four dancers explore the many meanings of the word Ånd – the Danish word for Spirit.

ÅND/Spirit is often related to breathing, respiration, breath. To the breath of a god, hence inspiration. To the breath of life, hence life. It relates to the latin word spirare – “to breathe” – to blow. But also your disposition or character. Not forgetting the Spirit also being ghosts, demons, deities and the Holy Spirit. And “spirit of the times” and “esprit de corps”. And many more…

Weaving itself through the cabaret is the story of an idea. That of the atom from the ancient Greeks up to today. An idea that has been considered hazardous, been hushed up; it has provoked, inspired and influenced spirited people, philosophers as well as scientists up to the present day.

The cabaret has spoken texts in Danish and English.


ÅND _ trailer from dadadans on Vimeo.


Premiere 17  to 21 February 2015 at BORA BORA, Aarhus


Played from 26. February to 1. March and 4 to 7 March 2015 at Dansehallerne, Copenhagen.


Choreographer: Helle Bach
Performers: Sylvia Gribaudi, Bodil Lassen, Erik Lobelius,
Erik Nyberg and Linn Ragnasson.

Sound Design / Composer: Emil Sebastian Bøll
Light Design: Peer Mariboe
Costumes: Charlotte Østergaard
Photography / Graphics: Jens Raadal

Photography: Anna Marin

Video trailer: Michael Dinesen/ Staalfilm

Production / Administration: 1:1 Produktion
Technician: Klement Thorst
Press / PR: Betina Rex
Communications consultant: Peter Lyth
Co-produced with  Bora Bora

SPIRATE is supported by the Danish Arts Foundation, Aarhus Municipality, Copenhagen Municipality, A.P. Møller og Hustru Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller’s Foundation, Danmarks Nationalbank’s Jubilee Foundation of 1968 and the Augustinus Foundation.

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