A performance that encapsulates the point where birth and death meet
Marie Topp is one of Denmark’s most distinctive young choreographers. Her use of intense slowness takes audiences on meditative and existential journeys that leave no one untouched.
The Labyrinth is a personal work that draws on the choreographer’s own experiences of being in a place in the middle of life that is as closely connected to the birth of children as it is to the death of close relationships.
The audience meets three dancers in three emotional states. They move through a haunting and blurred landscape of light immersed in a soundscape of fantastic voices. In this dream-like form, we can mirror ourselves in the stream of associations that emerge and dissolve in our encounter with the work.
Choreography Marie Topp
Music Julia Giertz
Light design Mårten K. Axelsson
Development and dance Alen Nsambu, Emilie Gregersen, Johanna Chemnitz
Dramaturgy Igor Dobričić
Costumes Maria Ipsen
Singing Zosia Holubowska
Sound consultant Emil Assing Høyer
Producer Gry Raaby
Producer, Dansehallerne Anne Mette Berg
Photography Ville Vidø
Production Visible Effects
Residencies Holstebro Dansekompagni, Udviklingsplatformen/Tid i rum, Dansehallerne
Co-producers Dansehallerne, Inkonst
Supported by Statens Kunstfond, Beckett-Fonden, Knud Højgaards Fond, William Demant Fonden