Artistic director for the Business for Peace Award Ceremony.
Working as an artistic director gives me the opportunity to work with peers in many fields. Creating an arena where artist of a high level meet and develop a performance together is always a fantastically intereseting and elevating experience. This time, I did a free improviation peace to a coreography by hip-hop dancers Catherine Michelet and Navid Rezwani, I accompanied Richard Strauss’ “Morgen” with opera singer Lina Johnsson and a string quartet combined with a solo improvisation and I played Edvard Grieg’s “Det første Møde” combined with a break dance performance and playing with Breakestra’s “Family Rap”.
At first, I was not sure how I would make an opera singer work with hip-hop dancers, but the minute they met my worries were gone – of course these fantastic artists know how to invest themselves, maintain their integrity and make a quality performance.