Aortas Partitur is an audio-kinetic picture-tour through the body’s inner landscapes. An orchestration of the multifarious voices of organs, fluids and bones; an audio evocation of the anatomical resonant space plus a physical manifestation of the pictorial material which spontaneously unfolds on contact with specific parts of the body. Inspired by Noh-theater’s philosophy about the ancient body of the human body; this architecture of bones, flesh, and fluids which – contained within the holster of the skin – constitutes our fundamental archetypical heritage.
Aortas Partitur premiered at Dansescenen in May 2003.
Idea, staging and choreography: Kitt Johnson
Devising ensemble: Nadine Milzner, Mette Aakjær, Mari Mägi, Anne-Claire Theissen (in the 2009 version replaced by Louise Hyun Dahl), Susan Gritzman (in the 2009 version replaced by Esther Wrobel)
Composer: Sture Ericson
Light design: Mogens Kjempff
Costume design: Charlotte Østergaard
Duration: 60 min.
Produced by Kitt Johnson X-act with the support of the Danish Arts Council, Wilhelm Hansen Fonden, Augustinus Fonden, Tuborgfondet and Dansk Musiker Forbund.
Photo: Per Morten Abrahamsen
Performers: Nadine Milzner and the rest of the original cast from 2003