Claudia Hansen

MUSIC | THEATER

EERIE DAYS (2014-now)

Music Theater Installation about medically induced coma dreams

 

Silence, sound, light, motion photography, darkness, video animations, overwhelmingness and emptiness reconstruct the state of medically induced coma  – the dreams and feelings.

I am very lucky that I have never been in medically induced coma myself. However and unfortunately, too many people around me have been so. They have told their stories – their dreams – and these stories struck me. They struck me because they were the answer to all the questions I had when I stood in front of the hospital bed. There are no answers.

It is a metaphorical performance that does not aim at depicting one particular person’s coma dreams but rather giving an impression of how medically induced coma is experienced – a state of mind. It gives an idea how a person’s perception is altered through strong drugs, and how different and difficult the perception of a daily situation can become for someone who is imprisoned in a body that cannot move or communicate but whose brain nevertheless keeps perceiving the outside world.

The audience’s experience of this performance hopefully sheds some light on the mysteries of coma – a state where any human communication becomes impossible. Because it can happen any time.

Concept, Composition, Text (except for one text by Max Frisch), Percussion, Voice, Video Animations, Stage Design: Claudia Hansen

 

Eerie Days is supported by the AFK (Amsterdam Fund for the Arts) and Hi-Fi Klubben Amsterdam.

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Shows

  • 11.09.2016
    Eerie Days @ Amsterdam Fringe Festival
    Casco
    Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
  • 10.09.2016
    Eerie Days @ Amsterdam Fringe Festival
    Casco
    Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
  • 09.09.2016
    Eerie Days @ Amsterdam Fringe Festival
    Casco
    Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
  • 08.09.2016
    Eerie Days @ Amsterdam Fringe Festival
    Casco
    Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
  • 07.09.2016
    Eerie Days @ Amsterdam Fringe Festival
    Compagnietheater
    Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
  • 06.09.2016
    Eerie Days @ Amsterdam Fringe Festival
    Compagnietheater
    Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
  • 05.09.2016
    Eerie Days @ Amsterdam Fringe Festival
    Compagnietheater
    Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
  • 04.09.2016
    Eerie Days @ Amsterdam Fringe Festival
    Compagnietheater
    Amsterdam
    The Netherlands.
  • 03.09.2016
    Eerie Days @ Amsterdam Fringe Festival
    Compagnietheater
    Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
  • 02.09.2016
    Eerie Days @ Amsterdam Fringe Festival
    Compagnietheater
    Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
  • 01.09.2016
    Eerie Days @ Amsterdam Fringe Festival
    Compagnietheater
    Amsterdam
    The Netherlands
  • 24.05.2014
    Eerie Days
    nightT.I.M.E. @ Stadsschouwburg
    Leiden
    The Netherlands
  • 23.05.2014
    Eerie Days
    nightT.I.M.E. @ Stadsschouwburg
    Leiden
    The Netherlands

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