Denmark premiere and tour, summer 2017
Created in 2017 in Aarhus, Kosmos is an outdoor performance directed by Maria Lexa, featuring theatre, dance, comedy, mask characters, large puppets, and live music. Original music for Kosmos is composed and performed by Maria Kruchov Midtiby. Skilled performers with experience in theatre and movement perform in hand carved wooden masks and 13-meter high puppets, bringing their characters to life in an intensely visual drama without words. Kosmos is performed free of charge for a broad audience of all ages and from all cultural backgrounds.
The piece is an homage to Mother Earth, telling the story of the wee folk who honor her, a gang of unruly monkeys who create chaos around her, and Father Earth, whose visit brings about a return to harmony. Kosmos' underlying themes are nature's power, care for the environment, peace, motherhood, and relations between men and women.
Concept, artistic direction: Maria Lexa
Music composer/performer: Maria Kruchov Midtiby
Jonas Havvig Hansen
Mathilde Højberg Bitsch
Produced in collaboration with FO-Aarhus
Production coordinator: Rikke Pedersen
Directing assistant: Camilla Loft
Kosmos received economic Support from Aarhus Kommune and DATS