- Dance performances

Ai-Ai-Ai ! - 2018

A humorous performance about body and technology, Ages 6 years +  

Technology is all around us, within us and between us. We love to play computer games, send snapchats and text messages, watch Youtube and to be on the internet – each on our individual screens. We are in contact with all of the world like this – but maybe we are not in contact with the persons who are right next to us – nor in contact with ourselves.  
So, what do you do, when you would like to play with somebody, who prefers to play games on a screen instead of playing with you? When are you really together with somebody? And what if the person you spend time with is actually a machine?  

In a physical and humorous way, Folmer, Ole and Antoinette investigate our world filled with screens, artificial intelligence and human presence. 

Idea + concept + choreography + direction: Thomas Eisenhardt and Catherine Poher  
Dancers + choreography: Antoinette Helbing and Ole Birger Hansen,  
Performer: Folmer Kristensen,  
Music: Fredrik Lundin  
Costumes: Charlotte Østergaard  
Production manager: Madeleine Lind Hoppe  
Light + video + technique: Elke Laleman  
Technical student: Joakim Bruhn Krogh Rødgaard  
Photo: Ditte Valente  
Graphics: Line Thornberg  
Produced by Aaben Dans

Ai-Ai-Ai !

Igen ! (Again !) - 2011 - now

A dance performance for the smallest children and their adults about the joy of life.

Idea: Catherine Poher and Thomas Eisenhardt 

Choreography: Thomas Eisenhardt 

Direction: Catherine Poher 

Dance and choreography: Antoinette Helbing/Jenny Ecke or Georgia Kapodistria and Ole Birger Hansen 

Set and light design: Carina Persson 

Set design and costumes: Ulrika van Gelder 

Music: Fredrik Lundin 

Textile sculptures: Catherine Poher and Valentine Fell 

Production: Madeleine Lind Hoppe 

Graphic design: Line Thornberg

Pruced by Aaben Dans

I svanesøen (In the Swan Lake) - 2013

A Theater/Dance performance by Simon Vagn Jensen of Odsherred Teater and Thomas Eisenhardt of Åben Dans. Von Rothbard played by Henrik Ipsen and his daughter danced by Kristina Sørensen. Video art Arthur Steijn.

About the music:
When composing the music for this performance, I ventured into Tchaikovski's Swan Lake-music, and composed , for instance, new melodies on the rhythms of very well know themes of his. I also sampled a couple of bars of a recording of his music, reverted the sample, and wrote new music on top of that.

King Lear

Othello

romeo and juliet

Men de begyndte / But they started