Kierkegaard taught us that humor is no joke and Claus Damgaard’s “Kierkegaard Comedy Show” proves the master’s point. It is supremely entertaining and, at the same time, one of the most profound interpretations of Kierkegaard’s thought that I have ever encountered.
Professor Gordon Marino, St. Olaf College,
Director of the Hong Kierkegaard Library
KIERKEGAARD COMEDY SHOW
– a deadly serious comedy show.
Danish Kierkegaard-specialist Claus Damgaard gives a theatrical experience of how the ideas of Kierkegaard can be used today.
... in Damgaards relation to his “imaginary ex-wife”
... when meeting a “prinsesse” in a tango-hall
... in what Kierkegaard calls “the divine playfulness of the erotic”.
“With woman, fun came into the world” Kierkegaard said, and now Damgaard gives us his very own experience of what exactly is so extremely funny.
Both comedy, lecture and theatre in one.
Both for the learned Kierkegaard-scholar and the absolute beginner.
The show provides an entertaining, dramatic and sensory experience which is very effective in conveying how enriching - yet challenging - the ideas of Kierkegaard can be for an individual in today’s complex world. I found the performance to be enjoyable and provocative, and hope more people will have the opportunity to experience it. #
Professor M. Jamie Ferreira, University of Virginia,
Author of “Kierkegaard” (Blackwell Great Minds)
# about an earlier version of the show called “Every Space is a Dance Space”
Wits Theatre, Johannesburg 2013
Claus Damgaard stands out as an extraordinary Kierkegaard connoisseur in every sense. He managed both in Cape Town and Johannesburg to interpret the philosopher's words into a contemporary context and through his performance to illustrate how each of us - Europeans and South Africans alike - can make use of Kierkegaard in our modern everyday living. The show was very well received by both our collaborators and the audience.
Ambassador René Dinesen, The Danish embassy in Pretoria
For more than a decade Danish Damgaard has been experimenting on how to make the timeless ideas of Kierkegaard more vividly accessible for a present-day audience.
(Soren Kierkegaard, Concluding Unscientific Postscript)
OTHER PRODUCTS BY CLAUS DAMGAARD:
IN MARTS 2014 THE WEB-CHANNEL KIERKEGAARD.TV WILL OPEN
See test-experiments on www.Kierkegaard.TV
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