T R A N S- w. Jonathan Bonnici

UPCOMING PERFORMANCE: 14th of July at Ravnedans Contemporary Dance Festival, Kristianstad (NO)

Premiere: Bora Bora platform New Nordic Dances (March, 2015)
Previous performances: Det Frie Felts Festival (June, DK), Dansehallerne (September, DK),
L1dancefestival (September, HU), Momentum (September, DK),
Theatertreffen Stückemarkt (May, DE)

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, Københavns Kommunes Scenekunstudvalg,
Odense Kommune By- og Kulturforvaltningen, Augustinus Fonden, Arts Council UK,
Theatre Momentum, Laboratoriescenen / Dansehallerne, Dansarena Nord,
Play Practice Residency, Mumuksha Centre for Transformation,
Nordic Culture Point / The Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme