EN HÅNDFULD STØV  (a handful of dust)

- T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land brought to life in an underground theatre installation


The poem The Waste Land By T.S. Eliot is an essential part of the European literary canon. In Vontrapp's En Håndfuld Støv, The Wasteland is brought to life as a theatrical echo of sound and space in the raw underground environment of The Cisterns in Copenhagen. 


The audience is greeted by a bombardment of the senses, where the loss of meaning and the cold of the First World War walks hand in hand with the beauty of poetry. The installation is opened above ground with a recitation of The Waste Land in its full length, which then leads the audience down into the abyss and into Vontrapp's sensuous resonance where light, visual installations and electronic music compositions underlines the feel of the room underground. 


The installation was part of the Golden Days marking of the 100th anniversary of the First World War. 




Friday 5. September to Thursday 18. September 2014.

Duration: 75 minutes, without a break.



Cisternerne in Søndermarken, Frederiksberg, Denmark.


Age limit: 

12 years.

Concept / Vontrapp

Performers / Marijana Jankovic, Morten Holst,

Bodil Sangill, Mogens Pedersen

Staging / Kathrine Lund

Installation / Light / Costume / Graphics /

Katrine W. Hansen, Ina Hjorth Jacobsen

Composer / Sandra Boss

Dramaturg / Productions manager / 

Astrid Hansen Holm 

PR manager / Malou Louise Lindblom

Performance manager / Sarah Rysgaard

Head of press / Alexander W. Hansen
Project manager / Translator/ Simon Hastrup

Photogapher/ Kåre Lund Martsum, Søren Kjeldgaard


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