I’m Short – I’m Bogart is based on The Big Sleep from 1946, a classic film noir with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in the leading parts.

In an inferior scenography two performers are trying to stage themselves, each other and excerpts from a film. During the acquiring process the two have copied, interpreted, misunderstood, misplaced, overplayed and underplayed scenes and elements from the original.

In varying distance between ambition and abilities the stage is set for a neo-noir meta crime where the performers must act as sniffer dogs to identify their own plot within the plot. With strong suspicion of a breach of fiction contract, the performance examines the notion of reality and our will to illusion.

The performance runs from April 4th-6th to April 10th-13th.

By: Kasper Daugaard and Mari Matre Larsen
Consultants and co-directors: Lisbeth Sonne and Dorthe Hansen Carlsen
Composer: Kristian Hverring
Light design: Morten Ladefoged

Read an interview with Kasper Daugaard about the concepts behind the performance.

Mari Matre Larsen (Bergen, 1979) lives in Amsterdam and works as a dancer and performer. She is educated at the Modern Dance Department at Amsterdam School of the Arts and has since worked with a number of choreographers at home and abroad, among other Mette Edvardsen, Keren Levi, Norberto Llopis Segarra, Sarah van Lamsweerde and Hooman Sharifi. In recent years she has begun developing her own work.

Kasper Daugaard Poulsen (Aarhus, 1977) graduated from the Modern Dance Department at the Amsterdam School of the Arts in 2002. He subsequently worked as a dancer at Mind The Gap Tanztheater (D), Granhøj Dans (DK), W(E)GO (GB/NL) and Kassandra Production (GB/S).

As a choreographer Kasper works both freelance at, not exclusively, Aarhus and Odense Theatre, and for his own company Club Fish. The company has toured throughout most of Europe, Brazil and the United States. In 2008, Kasper became ‘Artist in Residence’ at Movement Research in New York and was awarded residency at the same location, as part of DaNY Arts.

In 2009 he was selected for Aerowaves with the performance Forestillinger (2006) at The Place Theatre, London, created in collaboration with Mari Matre Larsen and Anette Asp Christensen. From January 2011, Kasper was designated as the house artist at Archauz in Aarhus, and he has been awarded “Helle and Arenth Jacobsen’s Scholarship for young artists” in 2003 and the Danish Arts Foundation Work Grant in 2011. Read more about Kasper Daugaard Poulsen at www.clubfisk.dk

The performance is sponsored by: Statens Kunstråds Scenekunstudvalg, Aarhus Municipality Kulturudviklingspulje, Augustinus Fonden og Tuborgfondet.
Co-produced by: Bora Bora, Dansstationen og Opera Estate Festival Veneto.