Back to Limbo

CHOREOGRAPHY • Multiplying and layering the "inactive" through performance •
CPH. DENMARK • 11th OF JAN. 2012

In Back to Limbo the point of departure stems from a man´s written dislikes of women. Through the use of a loop-machine the recorded text gains in materialty. And in the meeting with the two performers the text is further recycled, processed, obeyed, opposed, dissected and deconstructed. It must be said that in spite of this piece’ origin Back to Limbo is not about gender stereotypes. The performance focuses instead on the obtuseness that occurs when we un-reflected adopt certain understandings or constructions from our social and political surroundings. More precisely the piece deals with questions such as: What is the actively chosen inactivity? What is the voluntary passive? What is nodding? What is a ‘yes-man’ and a conscious non-entity? The performance explores that which is not even unwilling to perform, but with a peculiar wish, only is.


11th of jan. ('12) at Dansehallerne, Cph. DK


Concept, Staging and Performance: two-women-machine-show
Text: John Bonnici
Costumes: Marie Moberg
Light: Raphael Solholm
Documentation: George Chiper-Lillemark
Made possible by: E.K.K.O, Dansehallerne