Under den elektriske sol* (Under the Electric Sun)
Under den elektriske sol* (Under the Electric Sun) by De Utvalgte was a crossover project in which the word, the image and live music stood most centrally.
Under den elektriske sol was freely based on Sam Shepard, Stig Larsson and Tennessee Williams.
*Not yet translated into English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.
Information(Objekt ID 2453)
|Premiere||April 17, 1998|
|Produced by||De Utvalgte|
|Coproducers||Ensemble 2000, , Malmö City Theatre|
|In collaboration with||, Ny Musikk Oslo|
|Expressions||Theatre, Performance, Video, Music, Theatre of the absurd|
|Running period||April 17, 1998|
Requirements to venue
Under den elektriske sol* (Under the Electric Sun) by De Utvalgte took place in a hotel.
From the content: In a hotel a woman works. A man arrives. The guest is given a room. Anything can happen. Anyone can knock the door.
The audience was invited into the mortally ill man's world.
The production was performed in Oslo, Gothenburg and Aarhus in 1998.
De Utvalgte, deutvalgte.no, 21.08.2010, http://www.deutvalgte.no/underden/ElSol.html
|Thorkil Evan Nielsen||– Script|
|Thorkil Evan Nielsen||– Direction|
|Bjørn Bolstad Skjelbred||– Music|
|Audun Strype||– Sound|
|John Birger Wormdahl||– Sound|
|Casper Evensen||– Lighting design|
|Torbjørn Davidsen||– Actor|
|Kari Holtan||– Actor|
|Marius Kolbenstvedt||– Actor|
|Are Larsen||– Actor|
|Randi Rommetveit||– Actor|
|April 21, 1998 – Store scene (Vika)|
|April 20, 1998 – Store scene (Vika)|
|April 19, 1998 – Store scene (Vika)|
|April 18, 1998 – Store scene (Vika)|
|April 17, 1998 – Store scene (Vika)|
|1998 – Pustervikteatern||– Show|
|1998 – Marie Brolin-Tani danseteater||– Show|
Anne Britt Gran, 24.04.1998, Morgenbladet [Oslo]:
"De Utvalgte moves freely between movies, TV, mass culture, kitsch, camp, existentialism, absurdism, naivism, new music and you name it. In content, the performance is black, sincere and harrowing. In expression, it is playful in its juggling between isms and artistic effects."
Lena Strømberg. De Utvalda nøjer sig inte med teater (literally: De Utvalgte doesn't make do with theatre), date unknown, GP:
"Crystal clear humour. In this performance theatre mixes with music and video constellations are shown on a screen measuring six x three meters."
Cathrine Th. Paulsen. Hotellnatt i helvete. Et sofistikert, elegant og velprodusert stykke (literally: Hotel night in hell. A sophisticated, elegant and well-produced play.) , date unknown, Dagsavisen [Oslo]:
"The most fascinating part of the performance is the way it works as a whole. Stage design, lightening, music and the video window continuously changing in addition to the balanced interaction between the actors create an almost all-absorbing experience."