Denmark´s First Universal Theatre

Baltoppen LIVE, Ballerup THE 'ACT - AFRO cosmopolite Thespians'  The director George Mungai has in Nairobi achieved great success in interpreting Shakespeare's comedies in contemporary contexts. Now, the theater company ACT headhunted him to instruct their first production. The plot is Shakespeare's original romantic comedy tragedy - The Merchant of Venice - on courtship love, cynical self-promotion, short-term loans with one pound of fresh human flesh as a guarantee, psychological wrapped in anti-Semitic undertones. ACT adds the Danish theater world a new perspective on performing arts created in a global context with authentic references to the parts of the world that flows in our news streams. Player in English. Organic dining is offered before the show.

The Merchant of Copenhagen.

 

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Instruktøren George Mungai har i Nairobi opnået stor succes med at fortolke Shakespeares komedier i nutidige kontekster. Nu har teaterkompagniet ACT headhuntet ham til at instruere deres første produktion. Plottet er Shakespeares originale romantiske komedietragedie - Købmanden fra Venedig - om bejlende kærlighed, kynisk selviscenesættelse, kortfristede lån med ét pund frisk menneskekød som garanti, psykologisk pakket ind i antisemitiske undertoner. ACT tilfører det danske teatermiljø et nyt syn på scenekunst skabt i en global kontekst med autentiske referencer til de dele af verden, der flyder i vores nyhedsstrømme. Spiller på engelsk. Økologisk spisning tilbydes før showet.

 

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Cast: Elisha Ngoma, Kevin K. Yuven, Marco Marc, Shahbaz Sarwar, Michael Omoke, Hind Charafi, Wanjiku Victoria Seest, Camilla Løndorf Rosenkrands, Choco Guilène Guilène, Afua Atingo Asare-Nyako, Lotte Kristina Ditlefsen. Read more.

Spilleperiode:
24. august 2016 - 28. august 2016
Varighed:
1 time og 30 minutter Medvirkende:

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About Us

The most distinguishing essence of ACT is to be unanimous in passion while creating a pool of local talent from all nations, all ethnicities and all cultural backgrounds within Scandinavia primarily. So rather than plodding the predictable, ACT gracefully ventures into the uncharted waters of cultural diversity, in theatre, for the common good of celebrating distinct uniqueness whilst integrating in all society levels.

ACT is not ethnocentric. ACT is art-centric. Possibly eccentric! 

Thes•pi•an ( thĕs ' pē-ən ): (noun) a theatrical performer: actor, actress, player. The word is derived from the actor Thespis, who walked around ancient Athens pulling a handcart, setting up a type of a one-man play in which he showed the bad behaviour of man. His contemporary Solon resented him, believing that what he showed on stage would soon be acted out in reality, as well. Thespis is regarded as the first actor in history and the term "Thespians" became the universal name for professional actor/actress. READ MORE

 

''Celebrate Diversity''

The original intent behind the creation of ACT is to aesthetically embrace & reflect

cultural diversification.

 

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Our Identity

ACT is a professional multi-faceted theatre company in Denmark that engages in a variety of performing arts, training & productions in English primarily but not exclusively.

The cosmopolite effect of the founding members consists 21 different countries represented in ACT's 30 founding members.