Accident: A Family portrait

Accident - A Family portrait

In "Accident", death comes unexpectedly and abruptly to a family that has recently been challenged by the pater familia's marriage to much a younger woman. When he dies suddenly, perhaps in a car accident, it becomes extremely important for her to immediately force a delayed plan for a new family photo. How to take a family photo where one of the members no longer is alive, and where the rest of the family, apart from the young wife, is struggling to hide their opposition to the whole project? This is a grotesque task for the photographer, who routinely tries everything possible to create a good atmosphere in the studio for his clients. It is well known that it only takes one person to disrupt any atmosphere, split family members apart and destroy a family culture. The new young wife is such a person.

Choreographer: Jo Strømgren // Music: Eugène-Auguste Ysaÿe // Camera: Hallvard Bræin // Soloist: Vilde Frang // Dancers: Francesca Amante, Nataša Novotná, Maja Dworak Strømgren Line Tørmoen, Viktor Konvalinka, Václav Kuneš, Jo Strømgren, Rostislav Novák Sen. // Directed by: Stein-Roger Bull

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