“I keep pieces of a broken wooden sculpture.
I have those pieces and I can’t let them go.
I treasure them in a box with my most valuable things.
I will never be able to throw them away.
Those pieces are what is left of the person that I loved, and I can only love her today by remembering what was, and longing for what we were together.
She is no longer here and these objects are what is left of her.
When I close my eyes I try to remember her.
But the memory begins to lose clarity.
Suddenly I don’t remember if she had long or short lashes.
The details fade, and I feel like I’m losing what is left; the memories and the history.”
“What is left” is a different kind of live theatre experience, exploring what is left after someone dear has passed away; a performer and an opera singer take the audience on an intimate journey through what is left behind by someone – through the objects, the memories and the stories.
Walking through a tunnel woven from the detritus of life, we experience firsthand the love of that someone, the longing, and the loss. And maybe we are reminded of someone whom we, ourselves, have lost, and what is left of them.
Premiere: 20th April 2017 at the old Sct Elisabeth Hospital on Amager, Copenhagen.
Danish tour, August-September 2017:
The performance toured across Denmark in August and September 2017. This was the tour schedule:
12/08 @ Teater Nordkraft, during Aalborg Operafestival, 6pm and 8pm
11/09 @ Kulturzonen in Tårnby, 5pm and 7pm
14/09 @ Ranum Kirke (arranged by Vesthimmerlands Teaterforening), 6pm and 8pm
16/09 @ Den Fynske Opera / Teater Momentum, 2pm, 5:30pm and 7:30pm
19/09 @ Korsvejskirken in Tårnby, 6pm and 8pm
20/09 @ Brønshøj Kirke, 6pm and 8pm
26/09 @ Frederiksholm Kirke, 6pm and 8pm
28/09 @ Skagen Kirke (arranged by Kulturhus Kappelborg), 3pm, 5pm and 7:30pm
30/09 @ Kolby Kirke på Samsø, 12 noon and 2pm
“Touching and magical”
“Really fine, almost meditative and beautiful performance”
“‘What is left’ is an altogether beautiful story, which will without a doubt move you. It is suitabely mysterious and particularly relevant. It is about yourself and your emotions.”
“The performance is poetic and with a beautiful asethetic”
“a small, fine, poetic performance, which at times appears as fragile as a childhood memory.”
★★★★ Thor Kidmose / WRDSMTH