Young Directors Project
Poste Restante The Dinner Club – Salzburg Classes
- 20 August 2011, 20:00
- 21 August 2011, 20:00
- 22 August 2011, 20:00
- 24 August 2011, 20:00
- 25 August 2011, 20:00
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Linn Hilda Lamberg, Stefan Åkesson, Erik Berg, Concept and Stage Direction
With Erik Berg, Elisabeth Eder, Dorit Ehlers, Günther Fischbacher,
Paul Hüttinger, Lena Kimming, Linn Hilda Lamberg, Olof Melander Lange,
Barbara Macheiner, Alvaro Ovalle, Ingrid Rusten, Nina Sigurd, Mario
Sinnhofer, Stefan Åkesson
The Dinner Club is a fully interactive performance shaped as an evening class. In practical workshops, participants learn how to enjoy themselves at a dinner party with strangers. Men and women learn how they can, and should, affirm each other. Good manners and social etiquette are taught and the workshops include exercises such as “Basic social dancing” or “The A to Z of Mingling”. A three-course dinner with live music then doubles as the exam for the session. In The Dinner Club, the Swedish performance group Poste Restante carves into our longing for “a pleasant time”, “good manners”, and the fear of what the price might be.
Poste Restante is a collaboration between Swedish artists Linn Hilda Lamberg, Stefan Åkesson and Erik Berg. They create interactive performances where the audience’s participation and individual experiences are the focal point. Their work is site-specific and made up of activities that are unexpected and wholly true to life. With the support of the performers the visitors work personally with those challenging life questions, to which there are no answers.