So, what is “Kuckel”?
I wanted to work at the Orion theatre to be able to make some experiments with thoughts that I have had for some time. Looking for something new in my art. It contains six dancers, soloists if you like, all very strong characters.
We work intensely with topics like how we manipulate each other – how we influence each other. How six persons with different goals, different targets, how things can develop in an unexpected direction.
When we speak, the work is in the middle of the creative process and Alexander is not ready to say where it will land.
One can recognize some attraction for “show”, in your performances. Do you agree?
The answer is another question, as very often with Alexander Ekman, he likes to question things. He asks himself how we define what “show” is, of course a relevant objection. He says:
To me show means something that makes you absorbed, to be present within the performance, drawing your attention, entertaining.
Scenic effects another thing I am curious about. Your works have used water, hay,balls and more. Is there a limit? He answers with another question:
What is an “effect”.? My pieces have contained all these elements, but I see it as parts from the nature! It is my job as an artist to work without limits! Of course, it depends on what you want to express.I do believe that it's in the theatre you have the opportunity to see the unexpected.