HUMAN IN BALANCE
Europe is balanced precariously, and we watch with anxiety as it reaches a tipping point. Humanity is being dissolved in the toxic shock of this new Europe. Don Gnu present an exploration of the European citizen’s condition with Humans in Balance, a dynamic work of acrobatic dance theatre that pulsates and shifts on a huge balance board. Human in Balance was developed in the framework of Aarhus European Capital of Culture, and was nominated for the prestigious Reumert Award in 2017.
Duration: 55 min
Language: No text, except for a short monologue in the language of the country of performance.Some song lyrics in different languages.
Recommended audience: All audiences, from age 12
The performance is created for indoor venues
The artistic company
Don Gnu is a Danish company working at the intersection of dance, contemporary circus and physical theatre. It is one of the most widely toured companies in Denmark, presenting about 100 performances a year, both nationally and internationally. The use of humor, work with characters and live music are some of the elements that make Don Gnu’s performances accessible for audiences with little experience of theatre, and are also why the company is often a success at festivals.
Performance and choreography: Petras Lisauskas, Frederik Pors Jakobsen, Evi Karsera, Alexia Nicolaou.
Directing and choreography: Jannik Elkær
Co-director: Kristoffer Louis Andrup Pedersen
With the support of European Capital of Culture, Aarhus 2017, Pafos 2017, City of Aarhus, Danish Art Foundation, Augustinus Fonden, Bora Bora.