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Performance Before Laws There Are Rituals


We cultivate and perform a groundless ground to co-exist and play
in together, where a confabulated territory is composed of bodies merging with the land. Coming and going, departing, escaping and arriving, we gather and reclaim the body-scapes of celebration – that allow one to carnivalize and transcend the uprooted state that frequently accompanies the migratory experiences.

The transnational artistic team is composed of a group of individuals
who have experienced migration as an inherent reality and necessity of
their lives and stories, for very different reasons including: being
able to exercise the right to dance, as an act of political dissent,
out of love, to study, in search of hope, for the desire
to re-root. The bodies of the performers remain in transit, navigating and overcoming the collective shipwreck, celebrating new lands beyond laws, in the subsoil of our imaginary.

We experiment with driftwood, stumps, and fabrics of various textures
and colors, to materialize through image and physicality this encounter and friction between inverted and rootless roots, migratory wood that drifts between lands and seas, and what we experience as the playful, sacred and profane of the migrating cacophony. What appears are extensions, entities, masks, which reveal multiple meanings and subjectivities, rather than hiding or masking us. These same stumps and woods are transformed into viscera, crowns, limbs of the body, statues, things beyond namable meaning, leaving the public to associate, disassociate, and co-fabulate the story performed. We navigate and establish an imaginary space between the absurd, abstract and symbolic.



Credits Choreography DuquesnayLavrennikov Malleable team of performers Manon Siv Duquesnay, Agnés Grélinger, Dasha Lavrennikov, Viktória Köhalmi, Oriane Paras, Roberta Ruggiero, Peyman Sichani, Adrian Ulrich Skjoldborg, Lindon Shimizu, Joahn Volmar, Pablo Zamorano Costume Design & Scenography Nina Lopez Photos Aida Vargas, Elena Benedetti

Performances Take the Stage – Dansekapellet, Copenhagen (DK) 2018, Tårnby Torv Festival – Public Space, Copenhagen (DK) 2018, NunArt Guinardó, Barcelona (ES) 2019, Certamen Coreográfico de Madrid – Conde Duque, Madrid (ES) 2019, Teaterøen, Copenhagen (DK) 2019