World Cultures Festival 2019: “NeoArctic” by Hotel Pro Forma
15 November - 16 November
With humans’ overwhelming nature and climate change descending into an eco-system emergency, what awaits our planet in the people-driven geological age of the Anthropocene? In this highly original opera-theatre production, Danish performance art group Hotel Pro Forma, in collaboration with the Latvian Radio Choir, charts the “NeoArctic”, a crazy new world shaped by man. Blending heavenly and apocalyptic sounds with poignant lyrics by Sjón (who also writes for Björk), spine-tingling reverberation, stunning costumes, and video images, the visual-music journey stirringly addresses the vast changes underway — and what is at stake.
Photo: Andreas Sommer