The new S/H theatre in the meatpacking district in Copenhagen is a provocation ...a place that documents and performs what lies between ‘Sort/Hvid’, meaning black/White in Danish.
A physical statement
The fundament of the theatre is to develop plays based on our present, as opposed to Shakespeare. On the programme comments on a current political and cultural climate are found; expressed through challenges we face as a nation, a society and as individuals.
At the heart of the theatre is a big room, which needed an engagement, a physical statement as well as a relevant furniture piece, that people would use before and after they enter the play. In the middle, configured as a sculptural seating piece, you find Lobby installed, designed by Bønnelycke Mdd. Rasmus Ibfelt from Danish brand agency, E-types, explains:
‘The big idea of the S/H theatre is to be in doubt, there is never a right and wrong. The Lobby sofa was installed because of its flexible ways. It made sense because you can configure it however you like, introducing a sculpture of shapes in grey, reflecting the ethos and proposition of the theatre.’
There are not many new theatres in Denmark. And while the social spaces used in connection to the stage, foyers and entrance halls, tend to be static and stale the S/H theatre feels bold and contemporary
"The Lobby sofa was installed because of its flexible ways. It made sense because you can configure it however you like, introducing a sculpture of shapes in grey, reflecting the ethos and proposition of the theatre."