FOUNDED IN 2006, OUT OF BALANZ IS AN INTERDISCIPLINARY ENSEMBLE
DEDICATED TO PRODUCING HYBRID, RESPONSIVE WORKS
Out of Balanz is an award-winning, international ensemble based in Copenhagen, recognized for their highly collaborative creative process and for producing original work and adaptations that are rich in spectacle and adventurous in form. The company’s approach is rooted in devising and ensemble practice. With an emphasis on rigorous experimentation, playful exploration and exchange, they seek to further the creation and understanding of artistic expression.
Over the course of a more than a decade long lifespan, Out of Balanz has created over a dozen new works and has toured to festivals and theatres in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Greece, Romania, France, Portugal, Spain, Kosovo, Canada and The United States. The body of Out of Balanz’s work is eclectic and adventurous; ranging from the intimate and semibiographical Posthumous Works (2010 Best Male Performer Award, BE Festival, UK) to the funny and kinetic I’m So Close... (2008 Summerworks Festival Spotlight Award for Best Ensemble, Toronto).
Currently, Out of Balanz is composed of two artistic directors and numerous associated artists. The company made Copenhagen their home in 2010, however, individual pieces are often developed in collaboration with international artists and companies, and through residencies at theatres, cultural institutions or universities abroad.
Out of Balanz is committed to creating original performances that react to contemporary existence.
To collaborate with artists of diverse histories, backgrounds, cultures and disciplines;
To engage audiences as collaborators in the art-making process and to challenge their relationship to performance;
To advocate for experimental practice and devised work;
To participate in a global networks of artists, creators, presenters and producers;
To serve as cultural ambassadors for our home city and country as we tour internationally;
To evaluate and reflect on our work on an ongoing basis.
in our art-making process
To advocate for experimental and devised