Source: Bergen Tidende (via Bing Translator)
9. Sep. 2018
Infectious Brass: A ten-person brass band with impressive blowing and an infectious musical expression central to the Stomptown Brass & Collapse Horse Theatre's performance.
Death trade fair for the Truth In St. Jacob's Church, the truth was buried this weekend. The ceremony consisted of both dance, brass bands and speeches. It was all a worthy conclusion.
CHARLOTTE MYRBRÅTEN Reviewed
5 stars ☆☆☆☆☆
Requiem for Truth
Stomptown Brass & Collapse Horse Theatre
At the weekend, the Fringe Theatre Festival, with heart at the Cornerteateret and branches to other venues, has shown up under 40 performances from Thursday to Sunday. The festival is referred to as a low-threshold festival and mixes old and new, local and foreign. A notion several had expectations for, was the Stomptown Brass & Collapse Horse Theatre's show "Requiem for Truth". It was played in St. James's Church and it is initially a special experience to enter the church in the evenings while it is bathed in blue light (think "Shame 3" or "Romeo and Juliet").
The music is creaking and rustling while people find their seats in the ship. Mighty chandeliers hang in the ceiling and the atmosphere is quite solemn. But that's before the band gets in place, walking down the aisle with a coffin – where the truth lies dead. For the very central of this performance, there are a ten persons brass band with impressive blowing and an infectious musical expression.
[Photo] Ceremony leader: A nicely dressed woman plays a kind of ceremony leader in the performance of the Stomptown Brass & Collapse Horse Theatre. She dances and presents us with the band.
For although they have gathered us at a funeral for the self-truth, it is evident that we have not come there to cry. This is where we dance. Even they call it a mixture of the Haitian voodoo-inspired New Orleans Jazz funeral, combined with the traditional gloomy and blissful Roman-Catholic ceremony. And that is basically an appropriate description.
A nicely dressed woman plays a kind of ceremony leader. She dances and presents us with the band. She reads a prayer of the death of truth and effectively gets the audience with that choir. She talks about all the articles we share online, even though we have often only read the title and how much we dictate and judge – it's not you, it's me.
[Photo] VOODOO: Stomptown Brass & Collapse Horse Theatre describes his music as a mix of Haitian voodoo-inspired New Orleans jazz funerals, combined with a traditional gloomy and blissful Roman Catholic ceremony.
The text is humorous, but sometimes perhaps a little too overstated. She mixes everyday judging with Friedrich Nietzsche and Ludwig Wittgenstein's philosophy.
Truth is dead – and we have killed it!, she shouts. The priest has a rare radiance and charisma and her dancing is a sight. The big band in black suits is also dancing and singing along.
She is preaching and riveting and the band is ultra-fast. A special guest is also invited to hold a homage speech. Friday it was Marit Eikemo and this Saturday it was by actor Arild Brakstad. He has a monologue about how little independent men stay in a relationship, and that one man really is only free, cool and fun when he's single. Only then will he be a good father and independent because he has to take care of himself.
[Photo] Conducted: energetic, but never ongoing. "Requiem for Truth" is based on a rather fun idea, but it's actually even better implemented.
He is behaving a completely ok text about the IPA-drinking, vinyl-chilling parody of a man. Some hackneyed jokes, but quite amusing nonetheless. The highlight of the show still comes to an end. Then the audience is invited to follow the coffin out of the church before it explodes into a street party with dances, blowers and parades.
Energetic, but never ongoing. "Requiem for Truth" is based on a rather fun idea, but it's actually even better implemented.
This article originally appeared at https://www.bt.no/kultur/i/P3xgjp/Dodsmesse-for-sannheten?spid_rel=2