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Story of O
Story of O was a production made in collaboration between Hollow Creature and Nordland Visual Theatre. The production was based on the novel by Pauline Réage, Story of O.
The production was the last part of Hollow Creature's trilogy In Memoriam to Identity. The trilogy examined the subject of identity related to body, memory and sexuality. The first and second part of the trilogy were the productions Persona (1998) and Great Expectations (1999).
Information(Objekt ID 1530)
|Premiere||April 30, 2005|
|Produced by||Hollow Creature|
|Coproducers||Nordland Visual Theatre|
|Based on||The Story of O by Pauline Réage|
|Audience||Adults (from 15)|
|Running period||April 30, 2005 — October 2, 2005|
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Story of O by Hollow Creature and Nordland Visual Theatre was inspired by the famous novel by Pauline Réage from 1954.
Hollow Creature represented O through the amputated body of a puppet. The explicit fragility of the puppet emphasises the necessity of going beyond the aesthetic form in exploring sexuality, the cultivated sexuality always defining sex as something "nice and natural", oppressed within the moral code of normality. Story of O explores a different kind of ratio, the ratio of ecstasy, the dizziness we experience encountering the radical Other, the unknown.
Story of O tells the story about a woman who is a fashion photographer in Paris. She falls in love and chooses to live a life without freedom. She joins "a secret society of men and women in the castle Roissy outside of Paris. Here she gradually learns to annihilate her own will and is broken in as a sexual servant for a circle of men. O's process towards self-extermination goes through pain and degradation. But instead of being broken, her process becomes a form of cleansing or uprising, through which she eventually is elevated as a sexual icon."
Hollow Creature and Nordland Visual Theatre direct thanks to the diving centre Aqua Lofoten Dykkesenter for willingly lending out equipment.
Supported by: Arts Council Norway, The Fund for Performing Artists.
|Pauline Réage||– Author|
|Tinken Laurantzon||– Direction|
|Ulf Knudsen||– Music|
|Gerd Zoe Christiansen||– Puppetry Design|
|Kirsti Ladegaard||– Puppetry Design|
|Boya Bøckman||– Video/Film|
|Ulf Knudsen||– Sound design|
|Boya Bøckman||– Lighting design|
|Kirsti Ladegaard||– Actor|
|Per Arne Løset||– Actor|
|Kirsti Ladegaard||– Puppeteer|
|Per Arne Løset||– Puppeteer|
|Gerd Zoe Christiansen||– Puppet maker|
|Kirsti Ladegaard||– Puppet maker|
|Yasin Gyltepe||– Technician|
|Johnny Yen||– Technician|
|Kirsti Ladegaard||– Producer|
|October 2, 2005 – The Venue of The Theatre of Cruelty|
|October 1, 2005 – The Venue of The Theatre of Cruelty|
|September 30, 2005 – The Venue of The Theatre of Cruelty|
|September 29, 2005 – The Venue of The Theatre of Cruelty|
|May 31, 2005 – Store sal||Stamsund Teaterfestival – Show|
|April 30, 2005 – Store sal|
|Stamsund Teaterfestival||May 31, 2005|
Writer and date unknown, Lofotposten:
"Powerful about surrender. Stylish and raw at the same time... So filled with sensuous impressions time runs."
Elisabeth Leinslie, O, 06.10.2005, kunstkritikk.no:
"The performers create magic and strong, symbolic images. The puppets are very well made."
Idalou Larsen, date unknown, scenekunst.no:
Writer and date unknown, Harstad Tidende:
"An astonishing experience. The effects seemed incredibly strong."
Writer and date unknown, Rana Blad:
"Raw about surrender. A visual enjoyment flogging its way into your soul."
Writer and date unknown, Troms folkeblad:
"The stage design is masterly solved."
Writer and date unknown, Helgeland blad:
"Cutting-edge theatre. Not for the faint of heart."