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