TRANS- is a type of ceremonial construction in which, true to its form, there is both spectator and participant. It permits both collective and individual experiences of varying intensities that do not contradict each other. It is a space that allows us to responsibly investigate ‘immanent violence’ - that is, the tyranny embedded in language itself and that which appears like a Hydra, as the apotheosis of contemporary violence. By describing everything we see with the aim of explicit clarity, we expose not only everything in our surroundings but also our own inadequacies. Normativity will be reproduced when we fail to go beyond our habitual body, though we dream of finding cracks in the language system from which a new sympathetic magic could emerge.
Idea & staging: Jonathan Bonnici and Marie-Louise Stentebjerg Staging and process documentation: Ida-Elisabeth Larsen Performers: Jonathan Bonnici, Emma-Cecilia Ajanki, Piet Gitz-Johansen, Robert Logrell Light, set design & costume: Hanna Reidmar Sound artist: Santi Rieser Graphics & process documentation: Samuel Gregory Moore PR: Gunnva Nolsøe Projectmanager: Malene Geertz Administration: Projektcentret
Co-produced by Bora Bora. Supported by: The Danish Arts Foundation, City of Copenhagen, City of Odense, Augustinus Fonden, Arts Council UK, Theatre Momentum, Laboratoriescenen, Dansarena Nord, Play Practice Residency, Mumuksha Centre for Transformation.
Duration: 50 min.
Shown at: Premiere: Bora Bora platform New Nordic Dances (March, 2015) Performances: Det Frie Felts Festival (June, DK), Dansehallerne (September, DK), L1dancefestival (September, HU), Momentum (September, DK), Berliner Festspiele - Theatertreffen (DE),