A CONTEMPLATION OF LINEAGE, LOSS AND THE MEANING OF LIFE
In this offbeat tragicomic eulogy, Ivan Hansen ponders his grandfather's diaries, performs original music, and shares a highly personal tale that ends with a bit of a dance, conversation, and a cup of hot coffee. Awake is the third part of our Ivan Hansen trilogy - which also includes Posthumous Works and Next Door - featuring works of authentic fiction investigating themes of loss and connection.
Awake was commissioned by Kitt Johnson for X-Act's Mellemrum Festival - a bi-annual site-specific festival that ran in Copenhagen from 2008 until 2014, supported by the Danish Arts Council. Awake was developed at the Frederiksholm Kirke in Sydhavnen.
Concept & Story: Ivan Hansen (DK), Katrina Bugaj (US/DK), Troels Hagen Findsen (DK)
Direction: Katrina Bugaj
Performer: Ivan Hansen
Assistants: Sarah Homewood (UK), Markus Hofmann (GER)
Consultant: Kitt Johnson (DK)
Photographer: Per Morten Abrahamsen (DK)
"Her blev en hjertevarm afsked blandet med sjove barndomserindringer, her blev anerkendelsen af alle slægtled der gik forud for os selv indkapslet med en positiv fortolkning af meningen med livet." - Forbrugermania (Copenhagen)