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Ready for Ecstasy

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Juliana Hodkinson: Ready for Ecstasy
With texts by Ursula Andkjaer Olsen UA

Production: Nikita Betekhtin


Scenic performance installation


Ursula Andkjaer Olsen’s poems about the female body in the biological and emotional cycle of life reveal our involvement in universal questions and processes of human coexistence. Juliana Hodkinson translates the image into a hyper-polyphonic electro-acoustic sound narrative charged with ambient drones that literally spins around the audience and the performer. Nikita Betekhtin was involved in the production as director during a two-month residency in MDJ.


Composition and conception: Juliana Hodkinson
Truike van der Poel, performer
Voices of the Neue Vocalsolisten
Reading (video): Ursula Andkjær Olsen, from »My Jewel Box«.
Pictures and costumes: Sophia Kalkau
Text animation: alisch berlec honöw
Audio mix and mastering: Peter Weinsheimer
Audio recordings: Matthias Schneider-Hollek, Peter Barnow