9+10 APRIL, Klarabiografen
The videogame LIMBO is developed by the Danish videogame company Playdead. Between videogame and an artwork, LIMBO is a hybrid technology in which its audience meets a boy that makes his way through a sombre and eerie terrain. As in most two-dimensional videogames, the boy can run to his right or left, jump, climb onto landings, move up and down ladders and ropes as well as push or pull objects. These simple actions, and the continuous pace that the boy steadily keeps up, creates a meditative state in the player. In LIMBO, time appears to dissolve and nothing appears to be in a rush. The black-and-white tones of the game, the use of film grain effects and its minimal ambient sound scape, generate an atmosphere often associated with the horror genre.
THIS IS CONCRETE
Jefta van Dinther /
9+10 APRIL, Hörsalen
THIS IS CONCRETE is a collaboration between choreographers and dancers Jefta van Dinther and Thiago Granato. Two bodies intermingle with each other incessantly, blurring their boundaries. Infused in a sonic environment of dizzying beats and revolving shadows, the performers’ trip is lengthy, sedated, coital. Movements mutate into words as the two men’s voices start to speak their mouths and bodies. In the corporeal and social fusion generated between them, their drive slides into pleasure, talking into eating, fucking into dancing and symbiosis into parasitism.
Choreography and Dance: Jefta van Dinther and Thiago Granato | Lighting design: Jan Fedinger | Sound design: David Kiers Production management: Emelie Bergbohm Artistic advice: Sandro Amaral, Frederic Gies and Robert Steijn
THIS IS CONCRETE is a production by Jefta van Dinther – Sure Basic and Thiago Granato | Administrative structure: Interim kultur – Sweden and Sure Basic – The Netherlands | Distribution: Koen Vanhove – Key Performance | Co-production: PACT Zollverein, Grand Theatre Groningen, Panorama Festival Rio de Janeiro, CNDC Angers and Fabrik Potsdam / Étape Danse | Funded by: the Swedish Arts Council, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee, City of Stockholm and Fonds Podiumkunsten The Netherlands
Rodrigo Sobarzo de Larraechea
9+10 APRIL, Foajén
In Mining, the choreographer motorizes himself through time and space by way of his own voice. He calls out, roars, murmurs and gasps, the voice oscillating between being the manifestation of his body, an extension of his body and of something outside of, or more than, his body. In this way, the performance stages the orifice of the mouth as an expression of introspection and the body as a boundary between the future and the past. Mining time and time again bring us back to the here and now, by insisting on the present moment. Together, the voice and the body create a landscape that is continuous and perpetual, intense and urgent.
Direction, choreography and performance: Rodrigo Sobarzo de Larraechea | Dramaturgy: Varinia Canto Vila
9+10 APRIL, Hörsalen
The artist Robyn will meet the audience in an intimate setting, performing entirely new music at LIAISON. In an experiment, she will challenge the concert and song format with a repetitive act that looses itself in words and sounds. With its starting point in her upcoming song ›Human Being‹, Robyn here winds herself up into what it means to be a human, speaking of the recurring and ceaseless confrontation of our own limits.
Human Being is written by Robyn and Joseph Mount | Produced by Joseph Mount