Anders Christiansen

The Danish choreographer and dancer Anders Christiansen operates in the borderland between installation art, performance and dance. Since the beginning of the 1990’s he has created an impressive string of solo performances as well as several ensemble works (see works). His distinctive choreographic style challenges the spectator’s comprehension by employing repetition to shift the meaning of a movement from comic to tragic, from everyday to ritual, from absurdity to necessity.

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DRY – den ultimative regndans
(DRY – the Ultimate Rain Dance)

Premiere: 17th January 1996, Dansescenen, Copenhagen.
Drought area. An abandoned house devoured by the desert. The rainmaker and his assistant have been summoned. Together they must lift the curse of the drought. A ceremony for anyone suffering under a drought.

”This is a dance that will either anger people, or make their tears fall like rain.”
Janus Kodal (Ekstra Bladet, 19th January 1996)

Concept and choreography: Anders Christiansen
Dancers: Anders Christiansen, Ole Håndsbæk Christensen

Costume design: Lise Klitten


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