"The DAP 2017 festival has its roots in the strong artistic bonds I have with both the Cultural Institutes of the City of Pietrasanta and the Royal Danish Theater. DAP 2017 features the collaboration between Sebastian Kloborg, Kim Helweg, and the Master of Sculpture Jørgen Haugen Sørensen.
For more than half a century, Sørensen’s art stands out in the international Art World as an "exploration of the continuous narrative of existential conditions of this generation." Klorborg’s dance creations are meaningfully expressed through a beautiful contemporary language outlined by strong significance, and Helweg has decades of experience with classical and contemporary dance at the Royal Danish Theatre, and his work is an expression of the contemporary Scandinavian musical genius.
The value of this Danish triad lies in the combination of the artistic experience of a Master like Sørensen, the beautiful intensity of Kim Helweg’s musical composition, with the sparkling, innovative, and exciting young artistic choreographic talent of Sebastian Klorborg."
"The collaboration is set to create a world premiere for the city of Pietrasanta.
The goal is to create a piece that combines our three art forms using the sounds of the sculpturing tools, the sounds of the marble of the paint and to have the dancers in the choreography become the sculpture and the sculpture become the dancers.
My inspiration for the piece came through Jørgen Haugen Sørensen’s sculpture ‘The Crowd".
The sculpture is to be redone removing some of the ‘figures’ so that they during a performance can be replaced by dancers - making sculpture and dancers one unit.
The piece will be a dance piece for 4 dancers and will depict the human need of belonging to a society, in a family, in belief and even belonging to death, but also what it means to stand outside, alone and that same need of loneliness.
It will be a piece that invites the audience into the center of the piece and my hope is that they too will become one with the sculpture, music and dancing.”
Dance on July 1st at the DAP Festival Grand Gala.
There will be set out three cash prizes.