H.C. Andersen Experience
Hans Christian Andersen’s most famous fairy tales
told through dance shows and installations.
June 7- August 27 2017
Chloe Barrier is educated from Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School. Generosity is important to Chloe and being honest and awakening emotions in the audience is at the core of her aesthetic. Chloe’s favourite Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale is The Ugly Duckling as it reminds her of her own journey.
Sonia Brandes has worked with psaligraphy for many years and is an avid illustrator of Hans Christian Andersen’s works. Sonia’s artwork is colourful and magical. In 2003 Sonia received the prestigious H.C. Andersen Award for her contributions to the author’s legacy.
Else Marie Schjerning
Else Marie Schjerning has worked with braiding for many years and is now working with optical fibers. In the H.C. Andersen Experience Else Marie sees herself as an artisan working to unfold the visions of Ingrid Kristensen in a creative dialogue between interpreter and material.
Anna Emilie Groth
Anna has worked extensively with interactivity and the state between magic and reality in her previous works. In H. C. Andersen Experience Anna is the dramaturg consultant.
Choreographer and Creator
Ingrid Kristensen is the award-winning Argentinian-Danish Choreographer behind The H. C. Andersen Experience. For the past 16 years Ingrid has worked with evocative and poetic interpretations of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales. In 2016 she received the prestigious H.C. Andersen Award for her original interpretations of the author’s works
Anders Vejen Andersen
Anders Vejen Andersen (born 1960) is a Danish designer and artist who has worked with installations of light, shadow, and sound for over 16 years, recently at CLAY and Funen’s Art Museum. In the H.C. Andersen Experience Anders seeks to find symbols from Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales that can capture either ambience or content found in the author’s works.
Dancer and solist
Teele Ude has studied at Estonia National Ballet School as well as New York Gelsey Kirkland Ballet Academy. Challenging herself and seeing how far she can go in expressing feelings is central to her artistry. Teele’s favorite Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale is The Red Shoes. To Teele the tale depicts an insatiable desire for dancing, as well as the transition from child to woman.
Manuel Gaubatz has studied for one year at the Acting School of Fraiburg, and also at the High School for Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt Am Main. Manuel is driven by a desire for change, transformation, exploration, and develop-ment. His favourite Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale is The Chimney Sweep and the Shepherdess which he has performed numerous times.
Corrado Di Lorenzo
Corrado started dancing aged 17 and got his first contract at 19. Corrado is driven by a desire to live in the moment and for using his body for expression. Corrado’s favourite Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale is The Shadow – to him the tale depicts the unexpected, uncertainty, and ambivalence.
Anna started contemporary dance while studying dance in Tokyo and is educated from Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School. Anna’s favourite Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale is The Red Shoes. To Anna the tale depicts insatiable desire, but also the realisation of selfishness found in desire.