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Scenrecension: Gunilla Heilborns Monument is subtle.

To see the works of Gunilla Evening gives me a bit of the same feeling as when I read a multi-layered picture book with a child. Please note: I write ”with” the child, not ”for”. In the same way that a good book opens up new worlds for both small and large, there are multiple layers of knowledge sharing and co-creation between the work and audience of the Evening.

It's like she is wide-eyed and persistently go in a topic, and then throwing it all in the air and let the pieces falling over the crowd. It may seem random, but this is a carefully balanced dramaturgy. And in the not reported creation of a kind of gap where the spectators get to fill in with their own thoughts and fantasies.

Or memories for all.

features that Gunilla Modules interested in the last few years. ”Monument” is the final part in a trilogy that began with the production ”The wonderful and the ordinary” in 2017, and continued with ”the Book”; last year's performance lecture at Dansens hus.

”Monuments” now being given at Turteatern in Kärrtorp is a reasonable movement. Modules labeled choreographer and filmmaker, but koreograferande in the dancing sense she has released. I would rather call her a iscensättare of subtle public education.

the Production revolves around the human febrile monumentbyggande. Statues and sculptures, fountains and monuments – why are we traveling to them and what, if anything, they have to convey to future generations?

in the gray pants and turquoise shirts with headsets to guide us through the issues. The dancer Kristiina Viiala is phenomenal at acting with a completely neutral expression, which makes a great comic effect. She shares the assignment with equal gravallvarliga guidekollegan, actor Lorenz Kabas. Together navigate safely through the dry monumentfakta and fit fabrications.

Kristiina Viiala and Lorenz Kabas in the ”Monument” at Turteatern Photo: Märta Thisner

During the first half of the show, which is given in the foyer, finds the duo, for example, fragments of a Aristofaneskomedi in a mumies padding. A singing Greek run is called the hut in when they play up a reconstruction where the two rival architects compete to create a monument to the goddess Pallas Athena's glory. As was the Parthenon to the...

Our guides will lead us on to the stage room, which has become the Centre for monumentforskning, where Catherine and Susanna Wiklund built small philosophical installations with titles such as ”monument for the disappointed” and ”unintentional monuments”.

it is banal and it bråddjupa is another Heilbornskt characteristics that will not be put to shame in the ”Monuments”. Sometimes it gets a little well plojigt. But so are burning it for, as in the reasoning on whether the monuments man builds to remember, in fact, helps us to forget. I will immediately think of the debate on the memorial of the Utøyaoffren. And may a wish would be oblivion, a fitting theme for Heilborns the next, and continued to welcome, journey of discovery in the performing arts services.

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