Christian Lollike

In Contact

22May2014 - 03June2014

Idea, concept and direction
Christian Lollike
Concept and choreography
Esther Lee Wilkinson and Tim Matiakis
Co-production between
Corpus, the experimental ballet company at The Royal Danish Ballet, and Sort/Hvid

What impact does war have on soldiers and nations? How do you tell a soldier’s story through ballet and is it possible for The Royal Danish Ballet to act the national conscience?

The ballet is a product of collaboration between Christian Lollike, the ballet company Corpus, and veterans of The War in Afghanistan – a war that has cost the life of 43 Danish soldiers and scared the bodies and minds of hundreds. The performance explores the physical and mental consequences of the war.