EARTH AIR WATER FIRE
Jyllands-Posten, Denmark (2000)
This acclaimed work in four parts by Giacomo Ravicchio was first performed during the Århus Festival Week and in Copenhagen in September 2000. Interest was so great that the production was presented again in September 2002.
"Earth, air, water and fire" is a heartrending love story performed by 10 actors. Emil Hansen, a successful news photographer, rediscovers a part of his past which up until now has been shrouded in darkness. In the autumn of his life he finally realises how much he loved Helena, and how much she loved him. For 40 years they have followed each other like two eternal shadows. Forever connected and without knowing it their paths cross again and again, until suddenly both are standing face to face with the past.
The performance lasts six hours including three intervals.
Director, author and designer: Giacomo Ravicchio.
Artistic collaborator, script translation and adaption: Elise Müller
Composer: Jérôme Baur.
Cast: Elisabeth Befrits, Lars Begtrup, Albert Bendix, Nina Christrup, Rasmus Haxen, Mads Lumholt, Claus Maack Bahnsen, Elise Müller, Jesper Pedersen, Trine Runge.
Lighting: Angelica Kroeger