15 Seconds Of Fame (Koen de Preter & Aaben Dans)

Andy Warhol said in 1968: "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes". We believe that in the meantime those minutes have become seconds. Today we want it fast. And direct.

In 15 Seconds Of Fame three people sing, dance and perform as if their lives depended on it - inspired by participants in different kinds of talent shows on television. On stage a 22 year old b-boy (Thomas Porup), a contemporary dancer (Pierre Enaux) and a natural performer (Pernille Koch).

The performance takes the audience for a turbulent roller coaster ride, full of short acts between failure and success, like a runaway remote control, peppered with a lot of humor and a bit of drama.

Talent shows give us the idea that becoming famous is easy. 15 Seconds Of Fame questions our constant desire for attention, and toys with the reality aspect that we know from television.

15 Seconds Of Fame by Koen De Preter was commissioned by the Danish production house AabenDans (Roskilde).

 

choreography: Koen De Preter I performers: Pernille Koch, Pierre Enaux, Thomas Porup I light design: Lennert Dierick I video: Helle Lyshøj I costumes: Inbal Lieblich I technician and decor: Per Aagaard I distribution: Vincent Company I production assistant: Esther Haugegaard I production: AabenDans

 

More information and performance dates: www.koendepreter.com and www.aabendans.dk

IN 15 SECONDS OF FAME THE PERFORMERS SHOW A LOT OF COURAGE BY BREAKING THE CONVENTIONS OF PERFECTION. TECHNICALLY THEIR ACTS AREN'T ALWAYS PERFECTLY DONE BUT IT IS EXACTLY THAT imperfection THAT OFFERS THE AUDIENCE THE OPPORTUNITY TO REFLECT ON THE QUESTION "WHAT IS BEAUTIFUL?". THIS PERFORMANCE PROVES THAT THE CONCEPT 'BEAUTIFUL' DOES NOT HAVE TO ALWAYS MEET THE RULING CONVENTIONS.
AS ALWAYS WITH KOEN DE PRETER, YOU GET A BARE STAGE AND A PERFORMANCE THAT EXCELS IN CLEAR-CUT SIMPLICITY, DESPITE THE saturating FANTASY WORLD THE DANCERS EVOKE. EVEN MORE THAN IN HIS PREVIOUS PRODUCTIONS - ALL duets -, THE SHORT DURATIONS OF THE SCENES HAVE MADE 15 SECONDS OF FAME INTO A TRUE COMPILATION PERFORMANCE IN WHICH THE SCENES ARE PARTICULARLY WELL GLUED TOGETHER (MOST OF THE TIME) . ANOTHER EXCELLENT MUSIC SCORE ,PUT TOGETHER OUT OF CONTEMPORARY pop songs AND CLASSICAL COMPOSITIONS clearly adds to this. (COBRA)

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