Trailer from the political performance COVER UP.
WELCOME TO THE ENGINE ROOM OF ILLUSION, THEATRE AND OTHER DECEPTIONS!
COVER UP is a cunning performance about cover ups, smoke-screens, cover stories, spin strategies and stage craft – tactics politicians and other power players use when “there’s absolutely nothing to hide!”
Real events and breaking news stories have urged performer and director Annika B. Lewis to take a closer look at a reality in which role-playing and theatre attitude is business as usual; From media-designed politicians, spin doctor’s framing their messages, mainstream media chasing headlines – or our daily self-promotions on social media platforms.
We all play our parts, and we’re good at it!
But how far would you go to reach the top?
With bite and humour COVER UP questions the concept of power, and how we deal with the media stories we are fed with.
Idea and director: Annika B. Lewis
Created by: The ensemble
Text and text treatment: Gritt Uldall-Jessen
Set design and costumes: Filippa Berglund
Performers: Jacob Melchior, Steffen Nielsen and Annika B. Lewis
Music and video: Anders Krøyer and Jens Mønsted
Light design: Morten Ladefoged
Dramaturge: Anne Hübertz Brekne
Produced by Kassandra Production in a co-production with Bora Bora.
Supported by: The Danish Arts Council Committee for Performing Arts, The Danish Arts Foundation, The Municipality of Aarhus, Bikubenfonden, Danske Dramatikere, Tuborgfondet, Den Ingwersenske Fond,
Oda og Hans Svenningsens Fond and Københavns Scenekunstudvalg.