Mass Hysteria



November 6, 2016 | Pamplona, ES. March 19, 2014 | Regional Arena for Samtidsdans, Norway March 16, 2014 | STÜ, Talinn EST August 20-21, 2013 | Dansehallerne, Copenhagen August 17-18, 2013 | Metropolis, Copenhagen March 14-17, 2013 | Teaterøen, Copenhagen November 2-3, 2012 | Centro Cultural de la Memoria, Buenos Aires

Mass Hysteria explores the mass hysterical symptoms within choreography, what is also known as ‘unison’. By performing the exact same material, the duo reveals both empathetic and apathetic aspects of crowd culture, through which another unforeseen mass hysteria might appear…
As a foundation the piece is built on a series of strict re-enactments of video’s found on that portray real, mass events. In this way the duo appropriates (living) objet trouvé, a term borrowed from visual arts, to a stage-art context. Mass Hysteria is both a plastic representation and a real crowd symptom. A state of multiplication and mass production.

Mass Hysteria received the Danish Arts Foundation’s award in 2013

Full Documentation

{ Concept & Performance }
Marie-Louise Stentebjerg
Ida-Elisabeth Larsen

{ Light design }
Kristine Hamann

{ Production }
Sophie Ullerup

{ Guest Performers } Marie Topp Mr. Rice & peanuts Khamlane Halsackda Sara Gebran Enemy in the Figure { In residency } Bora Bora (DK) Residencias Artisticas Habitantes (ARG) Regional Arena for Samtidsdans (NO)
{ Supported by } Nordeafonden The Danish Arts Foundation The Danish Arts Council Københavns Kommunes Scenekunstudvalg Centro Cultural de la Memorial Haroldo Conti Projektcentret

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