Klakør/Claqueurs is an organized body of professional applauders. Hiring people to applaud dramatic performances was common in classical times, and by the 16th-century the modern claque was developed. This was a way of educating ones audience, but also a strategy of manipulating the audience's opinion of the play. In the year 1820 claques underwent serious systematization when an agency in Paris opened to manage and supply claqueurs, and claque became an institution.
Young Choreographers The Festival
Haut Scene/Sort Hvid, Copenhagen, Denmark 2017
Created by: Runa Norheim and Ida Grimsgaard
Performers: Andrea Gillow Kloster, Cathrine Wilhelmsen Breiby, Anne Mette Fisker Langkjer, Ylva Eggum, Malin Hannesdatter Sunde, Lukas Ry, Maja Clementsen Hansen, Kasper Becker-Andersen, Jonas Lund, Sophia Seiss, Maria Sabbetusse, Lyn Wahu, Adam Jönsson, Jon R. Skulberg, Ida Møntegaard Fredericia, Naja Lee Jensen, Lisa Lov, Tiina Lehtimäki, Max Wallmeier, Sara Andrén, Piet Gitz-johansen, Runa Norheim and Ida Grimsgaard
Co-production: HAUT Scene.
Supported by: Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs/ Performing Arts Hub Norway
Photos: © Asbjørn Kristensen Høgsbro