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Day 4 - The Artists Are Present #1

Identity, reality and imagination, embodied poetry

Sigrid Stigsdatter Mathiassen - Cold Hawaii 
So she retreats. She explores the vast emptiness, the territory of pleasure and the realm of silence after something breaking. Like a heartbreak that builds up, only to break down again, she creates a character that breathes, rises and disappears. Through movement and sound, words and songs she negotiates between harsh realities and the soft worlds of her imagination. 
Cold Hawaii is a solo that can be thought of as an esoteric novel where fiction becomes the map to reimagine reality. It is a paradox and a myth seeking to confront the desire to be exposed and be private, to be shy and be too much, to be someone, be no one, to be wild and be serene. It is a piece full of heartbreak, disappointment and rejection. 
Charles Pas - Victory Boogie Woogie (pre-premiere)

In the mime solo Victory Boogie Woogie, Charles Pas places himself in a dystopian in-between space to explore what it means when you constantly have to rig yourself up. As a lost young man, he confronts the mundane, trying to tame it and look for all that lies behind it. What does it mean when you can't find a connection, distraught takes over, but you have no choice but to keep going?

In this performance, where the strength lies in the minimal use of theatrical means, Charles is in dialogue with a fully sampled soundscape of the soundtrack of city life. Victory Boogie Woogie is a dynamic trip in which, through flashes of a life in the city, an ever-expanding picture reveals itself to the viewer. The threat of radicalising the individual is constantly lurking.