Teater Fluks (DK)
In the effort to understand how it is to be a refugee, the two performers have researchedin news, statistics, interviews and their own experiences. This results in an honest and personal recognition of the fact, that it might never be possible to really understand the refugees’ situation. But that we can recognize some of the feelings.
Teater Bæst (DK)
“I’m fucking indifferent to refugee crises and refugee policies – I am because I’m decoupled, that I do not have the opportunity to directly influence the society I should feel I am a part of.
That feeling in me generates a deep apathy.
And unfortunately I don’t think I’m the only one … Maybe it’s really what it is real crisis. The paralyzing apathy we feel in relation to all the major issues that exist in our society and the world we are a part of.
In reality, reality has become so unbearable that we have to escape from it, in order to could live with ourselves. “
How to cultivate a groundless ground to stand, walk, play, battle and dance on together? To sustain our vital integrity in the challenges of coming and going, leaving, escaping and arriving, we search for a GROUNDLESS GROUND, a sense of reinvented belonging, a common colliding rhythm, a carnivalesque hope. In a time of increased migration and movement, our artistic inquiry is motivated by a sense of indignation with the growing global injustice and intolerance that permeates the cultural and social sphere. We invite similarities and differences, conflicts and confluences, being misunderstood and lost in translation, as a common ground manifested in rituals and celebratory traditions.
Dávid Somló (H)
Part immersive sound composition, part spontaneous choreography, part urban meditation, ‘Mandala’ asks how we might exist and interact with each other when there is nothing to do but walk and listen.
The piece gives audience members agency over the work, through inviting them to create a nonhierarchical collective choreography surrounded by a moving soundscape that provokes and highlights the small important moments of human interaction. At each performance audience members are invited to carry portable speakers on intersecting lines creating a hypnotizing and playful ritual which uniquely melts together with the movement and sounds of the space wherever it is performed.
As a Dead Weight
Carlo Massari/C&C company (IT)
Him, Her, the Other: photograms of a timeless periphery without any identity, as it has been bitten off in the useless and rather mysterious new definition of “metropolitan city,” whose meaning can be everything and its contrary and it collapses i n t o o b l i v i o n . Ch a r a c t e r s , o n c e protagonists and today misfits deprived of any social function, passive background actors, bystanders waiting for falling into an identity sinkhole, which will permanently delete their memory to make room for nothing.
A static microcosm, bodies ready for falling: this is what remains at the end of oblivion. A research in order to tell and maybe give the last breath to the dead bodies of heroes, kings and divinities resigned in disgrace, who, dreamy and melancholic, are waiting for someone to approach them and let them feeling important again.
Ida Marie Tjalve/DK
Dressed as Lutheran priest the performing puppeteer is preparing for a short service by the altar with 3 figures: A dirty old drunk, a bust portraying a bishop and Jesus hanging on the cross. One by one the figures are brought to life on the altar.
Hang Loose – a day on the rope
Melanie Hagedorn/Cirkus i Soldalen (D)
In her piece “Hang Loose – a day on the rope” Melanie takes this expression literally – and presents a whole daily routine from morning to evening as a constant balancing act, always in movement on her slack rope.
Melanie shows what happens when ordinary things suddenly become impossible, when the struggle to find balance unhinges everyday life. With ludicrous ideas she astounds her audience, makes them smile – to finally put everything into question!
Aslak Gärtner/Cirkus i Soldalen(DK)
„Platter“ is a Performance Art inspired piece, in which the performer Aslak Gärtner uses paper planes to send out little messages to the audience, through which they become part of the performance.
It is a poetic piece, that takes a different turn every time it gets performed.