The last excursion
– a poetic travelling performance about saying goodbye
The performance The Last Excursion is about farewells. We follow the elderly man Hans and his helper on a last excursion through the city. We pass streets, roads, squares, traffic lights, pavements that Hans has walked on during his life; places that have been important to him. We stop at stops, viewpoints and cafes where he met people he got to know and people who left him longing. We see his life in everyday spaces, hills of adversity, corners with touches of happiness. And as we walk, time passes, decay sets in and a farewell approaches.
This poetic travelling performance builds on the Olske Orchester’s long-standing basic research with the ‘Übermarionetten’ as well as experiences from the site-specific night walk “Escape”. Lotte Faarup directs,
Rolf Søborg Hansen designs objects and Jonas Jørgensen does sound design. Performer Øyvind Kirchhoff is a caring nurse for an old man in the form of a human-sized doll placed in a wheelchair.
With associations to Haneke’s film “Amour” and Dan Turèll’s “Through the City the Last Time”, we go on one last excursion with two different characters who, for a moment, look very much alike…
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The Olske Orchestra
Actor and puppeteer:
Director and playwright:
Rolf Søborg Hansen
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Admin. and sales:
Charlotte Rindom (tel: 25373083)
Duration of the performance:
approx. 2 hours
Number of spectators
Targeted at 14 years and up
Indoor place for gathering the public, urban environment, viewpoint, park areas, possibly a garden by a closed house.
The theatre arrives the day before and plans the route, possibly in cooperation with the organizer.
Cloakroom at the assembly point and preferably a helper from the organization to accompany the tour.
The theater plays a maximum of one performance per day. The show can be performed at any time of the day or night. The show is not suitable for people with walking difficulties, but can include 1 wheelchair user per performance. The public is advised to dress for the weather and wear good footwear. Cancellations will be made in case of strong winds and rain. A drink and a snack will be served along the way.
June 15, ’23
July 1 to October 15, ’23 and April 15 to October 15, ’24
10.000 kr. + VAT
The performance concept can also play by “unleashing the character in the cityscape” over a 3 hour period, where the two characters interact with all the people on the street; in the urban environment, in public transport, in park areas etc. This will require the theater to arrive 3 hours before to outline the route and possibilities. The price in this case is 8000 kr.