AWAKE 2014

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 award winning performances 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)

"a warm-hearted farewell mixed with funny childhood memories, the recognition of all lineages that preceded ourselves encapsulated in a positive interpretation of the meaning of life."
- FORBRUGERMANIA