I developed a project proposal about a seasonal theatre pavilion, 'Teaterpavillonen', at Pücklers bastion in Østre Anlæg in the historic fortification around Copenhagen. The bastion is a place which is at the same time close and remote to the city. I wanted to celebrate the forgotten place, while leaving a minimal footprint on the historical bastion. The sun would be the only light source on stage, and therefor it was set in a specific season, from June-August. My aim with the project was to create a demanding prop for actors and audiences- a laboratory to investigate new relationship between place, space and performance. The bastion is an 15 meters tall embankment, and is the most well-preserved bastion in Copenhagen. In 1919 a railway was established which detached the road from the park. Today the bastion stands as one of the most unknown and hidden,
as a plateau under the sky,
dominated by the Denmark Monument,
detached yet close to the city.
These were the 3 themes that would begin to give shape to the 3 main stages in my theatre pavilion:
The Sky Stage
The Monument Stage
The City Stage