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About DAD

"DAD" is the brutally honest portray of the Danish actor, Christian Gade Bjerrum, and his father Claus, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2011. We follow Christian's emotional roller coaster ride, his process of accepting his father's condition, and his ambitious attempts to save his dad with unconditional love, yoga, therapy and stright diet. But Christian's holistic approach doesn’t flow with his father's (and society's) general understanding of being healthy and getting well. The audience is introduced to their relationship, as it has evolved from the comfortable childhood home in Denmark, to a physical and emotional separation in the teenage years, which escalated after Christian's mother died from cancer in 1995, to the adult years where the lack of being loved and respected became breeding grounds for both mental and physical disorders. And finally in his 30's where Christian is traveling to Colombia to find his biological mother and creating his performance DAD, while his father is still fighting for his life...

First review of DAD

Aug. 20th 2016
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photo by Frida Gregersen
WOW. What a review. Thank you Jacquelyne Claire!
 
“There is such an ability to rail against the Gods with defiant self-belief. Christian has formulated a very clear standpoint on many issues and shares them with the determination of a televangelist on New Year’s Day….
“Malika Sia Graff provided a stunning live score to the unfolding exploration of self. She sings right into your solar plexus and shakes your base chakra with the power of her beautiful music.”
 
Read the whole review here: (it’s quiet amazing :o)
 

New trailer for the DAD performance

DAD shows five times in New York City during the FringeNYC festival.

SUN 14th at 1.45pm

THU 18th at 8.45pm

SUN 21st at 8.15pm

FRI  26th at 4.15pm

SAT 27th at 6.45pm

VENUE: The studio of The Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Company (70 East 4th Street, New York, NY.)

We look so much forward to see you!

Wounded Beast

and

a Street Production

the DAD documentary project

July, 27th 2016

Hey!

Here we are at the Danish Film Institute at the office of Macho Films, which is the production company who’s making a documentary about the “DAD” performance at the FringeNYC Theater Festival.

Kristoffer is a cinematographer and a good friend. As a team we wanna create something extraordinary. We wanna play. We wanna shoot some good stuff in New York.

We look forward to see you!

Kristoffer & Christian