At the Bottom of Darkness
A performance by Sanseværk
– engaging performing arts for children
The performance is inspired by mythical tales of delving into the Darkness, facing whatever is hidden there, and resurfacing stronger into the light.
We put bodies, minds and senses into play and explore darkness as our shared space, where we are connected and open. Equipped with flashlights and playful curiosity, together, we enter the darkness. We look and listen to what is sheltering there, in the darkness that surrounds us and in the darkness inside each of us.
The children are active participants who, together with the two performer-guides, move around the performance space. We create a common ritual of diving down to the bottom of darkness in order to experience its unique poetry an its power to revive us.
The regional TV2 East was a guest at the performance in 2019 and on the 12th of March, and this feature was broadcasted in the 19.30 news
For information about possible tour plans please contact +45 55 34 01 19
- 10 - 14 year
- 70 minutes
- Number of participants
- Max 30
ReviewsThe question is, can children be taught anything? But if they can be made feel safe, as in Cantabile 2's "On the Bottom of the Darkness" - an interactive performance with two actors in a dark room with magical and evocative light design, then much can be achieved. Because it is about daring. Dare to go into the darkness and accept it, to feel at home there. Not to disappear, but to take it over.Theatre people draw school pupils into darknessIn the darkness you can reveal the part of you that is hidden
Audience feedbackAfter our performances we invite the audience to write about their experiences:5b at Præstø School saw On the Bottom of the Darkness on the 31th October at Vordingborg Theatre. Here you can read about their impressions:Lotte Grønholm teacher for 5.b at Præstø School "It was amazing and very intense. Your attention is drawn to a lot of different things in the darkness, thoughts inside and small sounds. I was impressed with the students who were so concentrated and present. Thank you so much for letting us come and experience something so different from what you might otherwise experience.The students said: Boy from 5. b "It was really fun and I would like to see it again.Girl from 5.b "I feel completely different about the darkness now. I think it was cosy.Boy from 5.b "I wish we had recorded it on video, so I could show it to my parents.Boy from 5. b "It was in a completely different way than what you otherwise know. It was something I've never experienced before.Girl from 5. b "It was exciting and I would like to see it again.
- Idea, concept and performers
- Karolina Pietrzykowska, Siri Facchini Haff
- Siri Facchini Haff, Karolina Pietrzykowska, Sandra Yi Sencindiver
- Consultant and production manager
- Nullo Facchini
- Scenography consultant
- Mie Riis Christiansen
- Director's assistent
- Katrine Laursen
- Light consultant
- Pernille Plantener Holst
- Composer "Darkness' song"
- Marc Facchini
- Sanne Mejse Ystrøm
- Stage builder
- John Nyby
For professionalsFolder – in Danish – with practical information, technical rider and prices can be downloaded from here For more information in English please contact Siri Facchini Haff: email@example.com