A tragicomedy about love and extinction

A tragicomedy about extinction

It's 100 seconds to midnight.

In 2020 the Doomsday Clock - a potent symbol of scientific concerns about humanity’s possible annihilation - was set the closest it's ever been to midnight. The primary reason for this calculation: the current nuclear landscape and climate change. How do we contemplate the future at such a moment? What are the choices we've inherited and how do the choices we make influence the generations to come?

Før Vi Forsvinder is a new, tragicomic performance that, springing out of fears of extinction and the climate crisis, examines the self destructive and transformative power of humankind and takes us on a journey from despair to hope. It combines the aggressive athleticism of physical theater and new circus with fragility and humor.

Før Vi Forsvinder has received generous support from Statens Kunstfond Scenekunstudvalg and Odense Kommune, as well as residency and development support from Teaterøen and The Academy of Untamed Creativity. 



Concept, research and original text by: Katrina Bugaj (US/DK) and 

Troels Hagen Findsen (DK)

Original music/sound design: Rumpistol (aka Jens Berents Christensen) (DK)

Visual Design: Allan Frausing (DK)

Lights/Projection: Flora Brandt

Director/dramaturg: Katrina Bugaj

V.O.: Lars Mikkelsen (DK)

Performers: Troels Hagen Findsen, Sean Smyth (IR), Sunniva Byvard (DK)

Consultant: Jakob Bentsen (DK)

Film: Jan Vesala (SE)

Photos: Jan Vesala, Cosmin yourphotostory.dk

Co-Producers: Teater V, Dynamo Workspace 

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