SUPER-PER

ph: Pucci Scafadi

H I G H L I G H T S O N H E L I U M

Super-per is a co-production between Bak-truppen, B.I.T. (Norway), Hebbel Theater (Germany), Monty (Belgium), Theater am Turm (Germany), Zürcher Theater Spektakel (Switzerland).

In 1993 Bak-truppen changed name to Per Gynt and bought ocean-blue contact lences. Per Gynt went to Palermo to prepare the following theatre business and the video "Instructions for use".

The first "Per you're lying. Yes!"* - was an erotical enlightment-show for the

We went back to Norway to study our origins and to meet the Curved One. Per acted as a dealer in second hand cars - and sold one, a ToyotaCorolla for NKr.39.000,-. That was "Per du lyver. Ja!" 2. version.

In Zürich Per Gynt installed a radar on top of the performance-space. Each time a boat on the Zürcher See came into our alarm zone, it said beep beep beep, and then it was Hong Kong, -a state of complete happiness.

4. version: Per Gynt was sent to Berlin on a mission by the Norwegian Ministery Of Foreign Affairs. There we grew fashion beards, danced folkloristic dances and gave lectures on love since the last ice age.

At the end of the year Per was invited to Antwerp. We made a rock band and opened the Institute of Happiness Research. There were lots of fireworks and flowers. It was the fifth version.

When Bak-truppen returned to their own name, SUPER-PER was already there. In a Norwegian phrase, we say: "Super Per?" which means: "Is Per in Paradise? Will he go to hell?". Tired of questions Per went on the narrow road to the deep North, where he met the fisher men, the soldiers and the women of working grace. He stopped lying and made the show into a love affair.



*The title itself was a short version of Ibsen's drama. When the negation was removed, the whole drama went with it. Bak-truppen thinks it is possible to make theatre without treating life as a problem.



Created: 14. juli 1996 Last Updated: 14. juli 1996