T R A N S- w. Jonathan Bonnici

CHOREOGRAPHY • The immanent violence embedded in language •
AARHUS, DENMARK • 11th OF MAR. 2015 •

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.



18th-23rd of jul. ('18) "Welt Ohne Aussen" at Martin Gropious Bau, Berlin DE.
14th of jul. ('16) "Ravnedans", Kristiansand NO.
9th-10th of may ('16) "Theatertreffen", Berlin DE.
22nd-25th of sep. ('15) Momentum, Odense DK.
18th-20th of sep. ('15) Dansehallerne, Cph. DK.
16th of sep. ('15) "L1 Dance Festival" Budapest, HU.
11th-13th of sep. ('15) Dansehallerne, Cph. DK.
18th-19th of jun. ('15) "Det Frie Felts Festival" at Dansehallerne, Cph. DK.
11th of mar. ('15) "New Nordic Dances" at Bora Bora, Aarhus DK.


Idea & staging: Jonathan Bonnici and Marie-Louise Stentebjerg
Staging, dramaturgy and process documentation: Ida-Elisabeth S. 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.