Tanter | Vixen
Length: 60 min
Recommended audience: From 14 years
The performance is created for both indoor and outdoor venues
Absurd, insane and magnificent; three women throw themselves at female stereotypes – building them up and tearing them apart. What is a strong woman and what makes her break? Vixen is a power blast of energy, performed with comic timing, absurd images and pathos. The restrictions around presenting yourself as female come to be like the form of a poem, a space vast and rich with resonance. This is a show for anyone who questions the rules of being yourself. With two ropes, contortion and a swinging trapeze, between the elegant and the hysterical, the brutal and the self-controlled, Tanter bring a full-on hour of fanatically female soul flashing explosion.
Tanter consists of Karoline Aamås (a strong fast rope artist), Moa Asklöf Prescott (a slackrope artist with taste of drama) and Elise Bjerkelund Reine (a freak-magnet specialised in swinging trapeze and contortion). After finishing their studies at DOCH in Stockholm, AFUK in Copenhagen and CNAC in France they formed the company Tanter, and premiered their first show Vixen in April 2015. They are three wild women who want to change the world for the better. They make work that aims to create increased understanding between people, using circus playing with stereotypes and expectations, finding themselves all three wildly different and still surprisingly alike. Vixen is available for touring internationally 2016/17.
With the support of Nordisk Kulturfond, Kulturkontakt Nord, Dansk Artistförbund, Hakkehuset, AFUK (DK), Circus Xanti (NO) New Nordic Circus Network, Circus Arts (SE) and Circus City (UK).