- Dansstationens Turnékompani
A collective and anti-educational project about empowerment and och free spaces for a young audience and grownups (from 14 years and up).
With an ongoing reference work that extends from Miley Cyrus to Leigh Bowery, from conversations about radical softness to gender bending Dansstationens Turnékompani and choreographer Martin Forsberg work identity and performativity, together with dancers and performance artists Casper-Malte Augusta and Snorre Jeppe Hansen. Dramaturgical eye is the author, debater and performance artist Alex Alvina Chamberland. Music and sound by Tami T. The piece is performed in English.
”kiss your friends’ faces more / destroy the belief that intimacy must be reserved for monogamous relationships / be more loving / embrace platonic intimacy / embrace vulnerability / use emotionality as a radical tactic against a society which teaches you that emotions are a sign of weakness / tell more people you care about them / hold their hands”
From 14 years to young adults
In the scented, pink, shimmering room, dressed in sheer fabric that hangs from the ceiling, soothing music plays, such as from a music box. We are invited into a powerful performance with a gentleness that is specific, a safe space that affirms the non-binary, emotions and the courage to break/challenge norms and patriarchal structures. Gender stereotypes float away and what is affirmed is a femme world. The poetic text carries the performance, and the actions and bodies reinforce the feeling of another state. With distorted voices, make-up and choreography that shifts between dramatic poses, catwalk-like sequences and a flowing execution, an on-going drag show is presented. The courage lies in presenting this safe space while at the same time knowing it is threatened.
Choreography: Martin Forsberg Dance,
Choreography: Snorre Jeppe Hansen, Casper-Malte Augusta
Dramaturgy: Alex Alvina Chamberland
Music: Tami T
Light design: Uli Ruchlinski
Sound design: Tanya Johansson
Producer: Therese Terry Johnson