With Austrian author Thomas Bernhard's short story "The Hat" in hand, choreographer Örjan Andersson takes you into a hallucinatory, grotesquely comic dream world where everything revolves around, well, the Hat. Whose is it? And where is the owner?
At dusk, a man finds a hat on a deserted country road. He becomes obsessed with finding the owner. But it is dark, both outside and in the man's inner world. In a state of hallucination, neurosis and dream, the man reflects on his condition and where he can find the owner of the hat. He should be in one of the ugly towns that the road connects.
The cap is a virtuoso test of strength for an actor. Together with actor Olof Yassin, choreographer Örjan Andersson creates a physical solo where the words are given body. It presents a world that is both frightening and grotesquely comical, describing the confinement of man in his own head.
Austrian author Thomas Bernhard's manic short story depicts an absurd journey into the world of obsession. In the end, the narrator discovers that his entire life has come under the control of this hat.
Post-performance chat between Örjan Andersson and Björn Säfsten.
Stage design/ Costume design
Music & sound works
Franz Edvard Cedrins
Jim De Block
Ina Sletsjøe/ Andersson Dance
Andersson Dance, Regionteater Blekinge Kronoberg
With the support of
Swedish Arts Council, City of Stockholm, Region Stockholm