The Butterfly Pilots (2010)

Photo: Ulrich Hillebrand

Photo: Ulrich Hillebrand

About solitude and fellowship. About friendship that appears when you only have got each.

Suddenly one day all the TV’s in the entire building stop working! What has happened up there on the rooftop? High above amongst rusty antennas, twinkling neon signs and mysterious pipes
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The Butterfly Pilots is a humoristic dance theatre performance for children where different styles such as street dance, kungfu, mime, comedy and slap stick meet and enrich each other.

Opening at Angereds Teater the 20th of January 2010. From 6 – 9 years. The Butterfly Pilots is an Angereds Teater production.

Photo: Ulrich Hillebrand

Photo: Ulrich Hillebrand

Credit
By: Johan Friberg och Charlie Åström
Dramaturge advisor: Lena Fridell
Set and light design: Johan Friberg and Charlie Åström
Music and sound: Martin Fremling
Costume design and props: Christine Åström
Seamstress: Ulrika Kärrö
Make up design: Gunnar Lundgren
Technique: Åsa Holtz, Kjell Samuelsson,
Martin Fremling and Mikael Gustaf Gustafsson
Marketing and producer: Lisa Nowotny
Information, teacher´s manual and school contact: Lisa Gröön
Administration: Malin Andersson and Gunilla Mattsson
Graphic form: Carolina Laudon
Trainee: Sandra Gradin
Performers: Phax Ahamada and Ami Skånberg Dahlstedt

”The Butterfly Pilots is a warm shimmering dance theatre pearl about courage, fellowship and trust, with movement that reminds you of a more tender comedy á la Tati and Chaplin.” ”The combination of Johan Friberg and Charlie Åström seems to be somewhat of a theatrical dream team, the result is also a salutary moving and rhythmized performance that breaths greatly and freely of collective and zestful creativity.”
From a review by Anders Thuresson, Göteborgs Fria Tidning, 2010-01-29

“Warm, fun and mobile about friendship.”
From a review by Lis Hellström Sveningson, Göteborgs Posten, 2010-01-21

Vibrant Mexico tour in October 2011.

Phax and Ami at press conferens in Guanajuato.

Phax and Ami at press conferens in Guanajuato.

In fall 2011 Angereds Teater travelled to Mexico and performed The Butterfly Pilots on three occasions at Latin America’s greatest international festival for culture Cervantino in Guanajuato. This was followed by a tour in three additional cities; Léon, Irapuato and Celaya. The performance was well received and seen by a very large and enthusiastic young audience.

The tour was supported by Swedish Arts Council.