NeoArctic is an extraordinary opera, an ode to the planet – a unique collaboration of the Danish company Hotel Pro Forma, an international laboratory for visual arts and performance, and the Latvian Radio Choir, the celebrated chamber group. The project brings together internationally renowned artists such as Danish art director and stage designer Kirsten Dehlholm, the talented Latvian Radio Choir, brilliant British producer and composer Andy Stott, who created six of the show’s twelve paintings, and Icelandic novelist, lyricist and poet, Sjón, who wrote all the texts. Lighting design is by Jesper Kongshaug, famous for having created a lighting installation for the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, featured in the credits of the popular House of Cards series.
NeoArctic begins during the Anthropocene period of Earth’s geological history when human activities significantly impacted the planet’s ecosystem. This visual music performance mixes traditional and electronic paintings, which expresses climate change, soil erosion, urbanization, the digitization of all aspects of life, and the dramatic loss of biological species that characterize this new age.
Please note that the presentation is in English with French and English surtitles.