How to kill a dog Show 2023 buy tickets now

Emma Sehested Høeg og Jennifer Vedsted Christiansen som står i front for kunstnerstudiet How to kill a dog åbner i 2023 for næste store show nemlig forestillingen Farvel til Madonna. Du finder dine billetter her.

Emma Sehested Høeg spillede en scene fra Lolita for Altid til Zulu Comedy Galla hvor hun kastede op på scenen og sang hittet “Det var aldrig helt nok for mig”. Hvis du vil se mere kan du allerede nu købe billetter til forestillingen Farvel til Madonna som spiller på Republique i februar 2023. Her vil Emma Sehested Høeg igen stå på scenen instrueret af Jennifer Vedsted Christiansen og med det vanlige hold fra How to kill a dog omkring dem.

Emma Sehested Høeg played a scene from Lolita for Altid at the Zulu Comedy Gala where she threw up on stage and sang the hit "It was never quite enough for me". If you want to see more, you can already buy tickets for the performance Farewell to Madonna playing at Republique in February 2023. Here Emma Sehested Høeg will again be on stage directed by Jennifer Vedsted Christiansen and with the usual team from How to kill a dog around them.

Who’s the dogs?

So proud to part of @bikubenfondens artistic practice program! Here is a video about our work, our studio and our mission with How to kill a dog ❤️

Artistic Practice featuring How To Kill A Dog: “We’re making the intimate political”

Artiststudio How To Kill A Dog is on a mission to inhabit the present space of theater stages, so that the intimate becomes political. They are creating metaphors that set myths about women free, and through their insistent humor, musical intensity and confrontational political movement, they are aiming to change something in the audience to create space for the young woman’s voice.
Jennifer Vedsted Christiansen and Emma Sehested Høeg from How To Kill A Dog have been selected for Bikubenfonden’s “Artistic Practice” series – for particularly promising artistic practices. The two artists are insisting on having fun, while they –
through their concert performances – are breaking down the boundaries that usually define performance arts.

“What we are drawing on, consistently, is our profound interest in changing something in the audience. For this reason, our artistic practice is focused on expressions and even more intensely on the impression that our pieces make. Pop and humor are parts of our method but the goal is always to make festive, fun and sexy performances art, which has
the potential to give rise to serious political change,” says Jennifer Vedsted Christiansen, director.
How To Kill A Dog believes in the energy that can be brought forward when people gather in front of a stage. As a symbol of the world’s distorted power relations, the artiststudio is constantly playing with the power relation between their artistic expressions from the stage and the audience’s reception in the hall.
With powerful musical discharges of energy and an insistence on “pumping up the volume”, they occupy, captivate and liberate the audience’s intimate spheres and break down the boundaries between actor, stage and viewer. The laughter, the sense of disgust and the reciprocal human reflections generate the foundation for effectuating potential political change – a potential that is positioned centrally within the group’s artistic practice.
“The young woman is struggling with quite a lot and finds being in our world difficult. We recognize both ourselves and many girls and women around us as we examine these problems. This is why we think that it’s interesting to work with the young woman as metaphor and to set her free, definitively, through the power of art,” says Emma Sehested Høeg, actress and composer.
The encompassing presence and condensed form of performance art is the perfect space for How To Kill A Dog, considering that there is a prevailing desire to turn what is intimate into a political battleground.


Farewell Madonna – new piece in 2023

In February 2023, How To Kill A Dog will present their final piece in the performance arts trilogy, which has been co-produced with Theater Republique in Copenhagen.
In this new piece, “Farewell Madonna”, How To Kill A Dog will be breaking free from the millennium-long stranglehold that patriarchal narratives have had on the pure and innocent Madonna and the diabolical, female seductress.
One can expect to see a ritual redemption, carried forward through a musical orgy of body, sweat, hair, nails and excrement, set to musical tones of the mass, hymns and community singing – imbued with a wish to re-write history and make space for new dreams.
“Farewell Madonna” finalizes the trilogy about the rebellious female animal, which laid bare her sense of shame in “Welcome Pandora” (2019) and portrayed the young woman as currency, in a capitalist and male-dominated world, in “Lolita Forever” (2020).

Innovative gender-political theater for the future

How To Kill A Dog takes a refined approach to gender-political themes. Today’s woman is entirely in the forefront and becomes de-mythologized and emancipated from all the roles that she has had no part in defining.
Through a curious and experimental practice, How To Kill A Dog put themselves into play in their pieces, and contribute with merciless disclosures of the confusion that women can feel in a society where sexuality, body, gender and feminism are subject to constant negotiation and change.
“Nothing, absolutely nothing, is too much in a normative understanding, when How To Kill A Dog unfold their art. They are breaking down the boundaries of what one “ought to” allow oneself as a woman of today, while breaking down the boundaries related to how one can go about creating performance art and engage the audience. The liberator- mission is at the forefront – in content, and at the aesthetic and musical level. It is performative, appealing, impertinent and artistically innovative,” says Mette Marcus, director of Bikubenfonden.
How To Kill A Dog includes their audience in radical, loud and convivial ways. It is through the interaction and the collaboration with the audience that the artistic intention and mission achieve its full strength. As an artiststudio, How To Kill A Dog is in possession of a great potential in performing arts, and their flirtation with the medium of film and concerts serves to provide the group with a significant cross-aesthetic platform.
With its broad definition of performing arts, How To Kill A Dog has performed, for instance, at the Heartland Festival in 2022, presenting excerpts from “Lolita Forever”, and the performer, “Dame Dearest”, also known as Emma Sehested Høeg, will be performing the songs from the group’s repertoire at the Vega concert venue. Moreover, How To Kill A Dog is also bound to be the focus of current interest with a upcoming TV series called Killjoy that is scheduled for broadcast on TV2 Zulu – about a woman’s battle for orgasms.

Drømme salon 🕯

“Det ubevidste er en hund i lænker”

For tiden dykker vi ned i vores drømme for at finde frem til de mytologiske billeder, vi bærer rundt i os. Det sprog vi taler, når ingen lytter, de billeder vi ser, når ingen kigger.

Psykoanalytiker Katrine Zeuthen var gæst i vores drømme salon på Reaktor, og guidede os igennem vores drømme og udvidede vores forhold til det ubevidste både i det private og arbejdsmæssigt.

How to Kill a Dog er så småt i gang med at researche til vores næste forestilling ‘Farvel til Madonna’, som bliver sidste forestilling i vores trilogi om kvindelige myter. Vi vil gerne dele vores research med publikum, så vi kan blive klogere sammen. Så derfor afholder vi ÅBEN RESEARCH og denne gang handlede det om drømme.

Farvel til Madonna

Køb billetter her

How to Kill a Dog er tilbage, og i FARVEL TIL MADONNA vender Emma Sehested Høeg og Jennifer Vedsted Christiansen kritisk blikket mod luder/madonna-komplekset.

I en rituel seance bryder vi ud af det årtusind lange kvælertag, de mandlige fortællinger har haft om den rene madonna og djævelske, kvindelige forfører. Selv om vi prøver at glemme, hvad vi har lært om dagen, så drømmer vi om det om natten, historien og kulturen infiltrerer vores sjæleliv, og det fucker os up. Vi længes efter en forløsning: et musikalsk orgie af krop, sved, hår, negle og ekskrementer til tonerne af messe, salmer og fællessang. Vi vil omskrive historien og give plads til nye drømme, vi tager afsked med en myte og byder en ny superstjerne velkommen.

FARVEL TIL MODONNA afslutter trilogien om det oprørske hundyr, der blottede sin skam i VELKOMMEN TIL PANDORA og problematiserede den unge kvinde som valuta i en kapitalistisk og mandsdomineret verden i LOLITA FOR ALTID.

How to kill a dog x Teater Republique

Teater Republique er stolte af at have præsenteret duoens to første forestillinger og have etableret et strategisk partnerskab dem, som rækker langt ind i fremtiden. Kunstnerduoen passer smukt ind i Teater Republiques erklærede ambition om at vise foruroligende, kunstnerisk ambitiøse værker, der undersøger hvad teaterformen kan i en samtidskunstnerisk kontekst. Helt uden at skele til, hvordan man plejer, burde og kunne lave teater.

How to kill a dog repræsenterer desuden som et ud af tre indslag Revolver på Heartland i juni 2022.

Instruktør Jennifer Vedsted Christiansen
Komponist, musiker, skuespiller Emma Sehested Høeg
Musiker Viktor Dahl
Kreativ producent Amanda Tilia Hamelle
Scenograf og kostumedesigner Petruska Miehe-Renard
Lysdesigner Balder Mark Nørskov
Makeup og hår Sevina Skogstad
Forestillingsfoto Sarah Buthmann
Produktionsleder Svend Martin Holst
Forestillingsleder Anne Kirstine Pyndt
Belysningsmester Peter Lorichs
Tonemester Anders Munch Amdisen
Skræddersalsleder Kristina Widriksen
Scenemestre Kasper Hust & Rasmus Rahbek
Teaterchef Rikke Hedeager

HOW TO KILL A DOG I SAMTALE MED ASTRUP & BORDORFF

Lørdag den 12. februar er der Kunstsalon VISION på @teaterrepublique. Her mødes @how_to_kill_a_dog (HTKAD – @jennifervedstedchristiansen og @emmasehestedhoeg) med @astrup_bordorff til en samtale om HTKADs praksis. Som den modererende og nysgerrige part vil Astrup & Bordorff tage afsæt i egen erfaring med scene-, filmkunst og musik.

HTKADs praksis er nysgerrig og eksperimenterende. De bruger sig selv i deres værker, som nådesløst afslører deres forvirring over at være kvinder i et samfund, hvor seksualitet, krop, køn og feminisme er i konstant forandring og til forhandling.

De er udpeget til Bikubenfondens Artistic Practice program for særligt lovende kunstneriske praksisser. Som en del af programmet arrangerer Bikubenfonden en interviewsalon, der har til formål at undersøge de udvalgte kunstneres særlige tilgang til kunsten og det potentiale, der ligger heri. Kunstnerne vælger selv deres interviewpartner i forbindelse med salonen.

Salonen finder sted på Teater Republique 12. Februar kl 13-14

Billetter

Funding the farewell

We are in the middle of funding for our new performance FARVEL TIL MADONNA (FAREWELL MADONNA). This play will end our trilogy and be the last in the row about female myths after Pandora and Lolita.

Today we got the news that Bikubenfonden is supporting our performance with 300.000 kr and we are so happy!

From the photo shoot for FARVEL TIL MADONNA, photo: Sarah Buthmann

KILLJOY

We are so happy to announce that we just got the final finance for our tv-series Killjoy! Congratulations to the whole team and Uma Film!

When a young woman, living the seemingly perfect life with the perfect relationship, is confronted with the fact that she fakes every single orgasm, a desperate search for release in all aspects of her life begins.

How to kill a dog captured by Amanda Bødker

7 episodes of 30 minutes

Production

Written by Emma Sehested Høeg og Jennifer Vedsted Christiansen

Starring Emma Sehested Høeg

Directed by Jennifer Vedsted Christiansen

Produced by Claudia Saginario

Lars Kjeldgaard-Prisen

HOW TO KILL A DOG ARE PROUD TO RECIEVE THE LARS KJELGAARD-PRICE 2021
What a great honor to be part of so many excellent performers and artists who have received the Lars Kjeldgaard-price. We enjoined af great evening in amazing compaNy! Thank you to Claus Flygare who held a wonderful speech for us – wauw!

LOLITA FOR ALTID ER NOMINERET TIL

“Skamløst flirtede hun med mændene og med de fordele, hendes ungdom og lækre indpakning kunne give hende. Det fremadstormende talent Emma Sehested-Høegh gav den modigt fuld gas som Loilta-pigen, der er fuldt bevidst om sine egne kyniske tricks for at opnå det, hun vil, hos de der liderlige mænd. Men som måske også pludselig mærker den nagende tvivl på sit eget projekt. Frækt og avanceret kønsteater.”

– Alt om København

AOK og Berlingske har nomineret forestillingen til BYENS BEDSTE teateroplevelse i København, det er vi selvfølgelig mega stolte over! Den med flest stemmer vinder og lad os være ærlige det kunne da være meget fedt hvis du gad stemme på os… Eller nogen andre selvfølgelig! Men mest os 😊✌️ ⬇️

DU KAN STEMME OG SE DE ANDRE NOMINEREDE HER

Reumert vinder 2021

Det helt vidunderlige skete at Lolita for Altid blev kåret som vinder af årets musikalske forestilling 2021 og vi har fået en flot pokal med hjem!

Det kunstneriske hold: producent Amanda Tilia Hamelle, lyddesigner Viktor Dahl, instruktør Jennifer Vedsted Christiansen, skuespiller og komponist Emma Sehested Høeg, lysdesigner Balder Nørskov, scenograf Petruska Miehe-Renard

1000 tak til alle der gjorde det her værk muligt. Til alle dem med de gode ideer, til alle dem med pengene, til alle dem med evnerne til at føre det ud i virkeligheden, for alle de hjælpende hænder og kloge mennesker i vores liv❤️🥰🙏 Og ikke mindst tak til Reumert komiteen for at få øje på den unge pige og sætte pris på hendes stemme.

“Ud af muslingeskallen steg en nøgen, selvoptaget projektion af kønnenes ældgamle leg. Hendes sang var sensuel, hun lignede uskylden selv, men inde bag kysselæberne viste forestillingen tænder, som den satte i mellemkødet på kønnenes kulturskabte begær. Det var musikalsk kvindesatire i et orgie af lyserøde fantasier. Råt og begavet. Og dybt originalt.”

– Reumertkomiteen om Lolita for Altid.

Forestillingen spiller igen til januar 2022 og du køber billetter her https://www.osterbroteater.dk/forestilling/lolita-for-altid/

Reumert vindere årets musical/musikalske forestilling 2021 blev kunstnerduoen How to kill a dog / Emma Sehested Høeg og Jennifer Vedsted Christiansen med Lolita for Altid coproduceret med Revolver / Østerbro Teater
Dogs just wanna have fun. How to kill a do holdet. 👏👏👏 til vores producent Amanda Tilia. Reumert 🙏
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