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ERNST (2022), 75', electronic.

music for the dance show ERNST,

staged by toaspern|moeller in January 2023 at Lofft - DAS THEATER, Leipzig


ERNST invites you to his birthday, the trained monkey turns eighty! Time to look back at a life between the glamor of the circus, and a longing for the jungle. 

What’s it like to have been domesticated for decades? Is the human an animal? Or the animal a human? 

music + staging: Mathias Monrad Møller 
dance + staging: Alma Toaspern 
scenography: Christian Friedländer
text: Marie-Louise Monrad Møller

outside eye: Susanne Grau
special thanks: Kristin Ryg Helgebostad and Hannes Seidl

Alma Toaspern as ERNST, photos by Simen Dieserud Thornquist

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