Mass Hysteria

CHOREOGRAPHY • Mass hysteria and unison movement •
AARHUS, DENMARK • 19th-22nd OF MAR. 2013

  • Awarded by The Danish Arts Foundation, 2013

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.

PERFORMANCES (2012-2014):

6th of nov. ('14) Pamplona, ES.
19th of mar. ('14) Regional Arena for Samtidsdans, Stavanger NO.
14th of mar. ('14) STÜ, Talinn EST.
20th-21st of aug. ('13) Dansehallerne, Cph. DK.
17th-18th of aug. ('13) "Metropolis", Cph. DK.
14th-17th of mar. ('13), at Teaterøen, Cph. DK
2nd-3rd of nov. ('12) at Centro Cultural de la Memoria Haroldo Conti, Buenos Aires ARG.


Light design: Kristine Hamann
Videos: Julie Bazeer Madsen & Ali Abbassi
Photography: Maria Zorzón & Max Markov
Production: Wunderkammer & Sophie Ullerup
In residency: Bora Bora (DK), Residencias Artisticas Habitantes (AR), 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 Cont