VERK PRODUKSJONER doing BEAT THE DRUM: WALK
WHEN // WHERE // DURATION // LANGUAGE
Friday 26 – 20.00 and Saturday 27 – 17.00 // Dansverkstæðið, Skulagata 30, 101 RVK. // 120 minutes (without pause) // English
Part of this performance takes place outside – and so you should come to the performance with clothes ready for the weather and the elements.
Tickets for this show can be bought via www.tix.is for 3000 ISK or at the reduced price of 2500 ISK for the unemployed, students, artists and pensioners. This show is also included in the five show festival pass – more info at www.tix.is.
ABOUT THE WORK
«Beat the Drum» is a series of works focusing on the present and the future. How do we deal with the tremendous problems of the present, and how do we continue? Can art be a part of this new beginning or not?
«Beat the Drum: Walk» deals with people’s concern that they live in a bubble, and with questions of what kind of art is important today and how one can make new stories and connections.
In the beginning of the performance, the audience is taken for a walk through the neighbourhood and asked to contemplate the future. Through stories, bodies, and the space that we share, Verk Produksjoner creates a contemporary ritual that intensifies the understanding of our interconnectedness. People have shared with them their dreams, anecdotes and thoughts on the present times.
The performance is an ongoing research on our present times. It is a strong urge for Verk Produksjoner to transform their work and ask new questions towards their aesthetics and ethics, a wish to construct new stories, new beginnings and contexts. They are in search after urgent and new ways of sharing and opening up their work. Their ambition is to connect, opening the space and transforming it, evolving together with the audience in producing new realities and visions.
«Beat the Drum» is their first step in that process. Their question and interest is: What do you see around you today, what do you wish to see around you today, and what are you willing to offer.
Saila Hyttinen, Anders Mossling, Fredrik Hannestad, Solveig Laland Mohn, Camilla Eeg-Tverbakk, Mia Keinanen, Pernille Mogensen, Palle Krüger og Per Platou
Joachim Hamou, Jon Refsdal Moe, Sidsel Pape, Ine Therese Berg, Lena Lindgren, Simon Dove, Hillka Hyttinen, Ricarda Ciantos, Yolanda Cursach, Anders Paulin, Therese Bjørneboe, Niels Fonseca, Staffan Boije af Gennäs, Mikael Goransson, Jukka Hytti, Norman Armour
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