Opening Night in Odense

September 30, 2020

After many years of research, development, experimenting and creating - we've finally made it to the opening night of Før Vi Forsvinder at Dynamo Workspace in Odense tonight. Get your tickets here.

Odense ser rødt - Før Vi Forsvinder

September 27, 2020

Odense ser Rødt passed by last week to check out Før Vi Forsvinder. See their tv report online here.

With Lars Mikkelsen in the studio

September 08, 2020

Was an absolute honor and pleasure to spend some time in the studio with Rumpistol and Lars Mikkelsen recording for our upcoming piece, Før Vi Forsvinder. ​

R&D with FIGURA

August 04, 2020

​Started the new season off in an R&D workshop with our colleagues and collaborators from FIGURA. Today we touched upon snatches of staccato words, spacings with pauses, and the specific intersection of music, action, image and poetry that our project embodies.  

Los Justos

July 12, 2020

​Tusind Tak til Statens Kunstfonds udvalg ”Sammen om kunsten” for støtte til Los Justos. Thank you Statens Kunstfonds for the support for our first international, experimental streaming project Los Justos. 

 

Los Justos is global, live online-theatre created by artists from 9 countries and streamed simultaneously via four theaters in Europe (Spain, Denmark, UK and Greece). It’s a creative experiment that aims to explore how we make work and collaborate digitally, while keeping the live and international aspects of our practice and performances. 

Out of balance and being upside down

June 29, 2020

Today we looked at turning the world upside down and out of balance. We always endeavor to expand what is possible in our performances by creating rigorous and unusual ensemble-devised works and by consistently asking the hardest questions, both in our art and in its relation to the world around us. At the moment we find ourselves pushing our limits as a company while working with exceptionally talented circus artists - one of which is a specialized handstand artist -  while delving into the pressing and overwhelming questions we find ourselves asking during a perilous time (a time that is being called the Sixth Extinction and one fraught with growing fears of nuclear holocaust and devastating pandemics) when things feel off-kilter.

Før Vi Forsvinder R&D Workshop

June 16, 2020

Following the events of the spring our team has finally gotten back together for another period of research and development - bringing together our performers, designers, and consultants. The work is in a constant state of evolution as we continue to devise and test ideas and stretch and mash together the various talents and art forms in the room. Today took our idea development outside.

#statenskunstfond #kunstgørenforskel

First day back

June 14, 2020

With distance between us, we begin again.

#statenskunstfond #kunstgørenforskel

Join us for Physical Talks Live!

June 12, 2020

Join us as we talk to the Artistic Directors of Physical Festival in Chicago about life and theatre during a pandemic. 

New collaboration with Figura Ensemble

May 31, 2020

During the spring of 2021 we'll be collaborating with the Figura Ensemble to premiere The Hormone Diaries at The Royal Opera House. Thank you to Statens Kunstfonds Musikdramatiske for supporting this project. 

#statenskunstfond #kunstgørenforskel

Hr. X

May 28, 2020

Tusind Tak til Statens Kunstfonds Musikdramatiske udvalg for støtte til Hr. X. Thank you Statens Kunstfonds Musikdramatiske for the support for our project Mr. X. We're looking forward to sharing more information about this project when we're able to do so in the coming season. 

#statenskunstfond #kunstgørenforskel

Out of Balanz on Physical Talks Live!

May 14, 2020

Join us on Instagram Live for a conversation with the Artistic Directors of Physical Theater Festival Chicago as a part of their new series, Physical Talks Live! Log on June 13th at 21:00 Danish time.

 

From the Festival: “We are starting Physical Talks Live! A series of talks with Theater Artists we admire from around the world. These talks come from a desire to learn and connect with theater artists living through this pandemic. We will check in and see how they are adapting, how they are keeping creative, their thoughts on digital platforms and the future of theater…"

Pause.

March 12, 2020

These are unprecedented times for our industry and our world. We will be pressing pause on a number of projects and remain positive and hopeful that we will be back in the rehearsal room with our colleagues, and performing for audiences, again soon. #Stayhome, #helpeachother

Idea Development

March 01, 2020

Thrilled to be quietly starting initial idea development with the talented Jakob Bentsen. Jakob is back home in Denmark after spending decades touring the world and years playing on Broadway with the inimitable Mummenschanz.  .Thriat's this item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

Aerial Theatre

February 23, 2020

Exploring the vulnerability, trust and reliance that exists between people (in the air and in intimate relationships) as we investigate how we might fuse aerial skills with arresting and entertaining moments of physical theatre for our next original piece. 

R&D continues

February 18, 2020

Exploring what happens when we smash the physical feats of new circus into physical theatre research and creation processes - artistically-driven, inventive, rebellious, hybridized, politically astute and challenging work happening right now. 

Nordic Dialogues Conference in Oslo

December 01, 2019

How can we create long-term, sustainable relationships between people in our communities? Seven different cultural networks were created to explore methods to reach out to new groups, through the project «An Inclusive Cultural Sector in the Nordics». The project included people from the arts and culture sector living and working in different Nordic countries, including: museums, libraries, culture schools, arts organizations and artists (including OOB's K. Bugaj). During the conference knowledge was shared regarding what was learnt, as well as what challenges were met.

US Premiere - the Lieutenant Nun

November 04, 2019

Last night OOB ADs performed in the US premiere of the first English translation of the Lieutenant Nun at the Boise Contemporary Theater. The piece was presented as a staged reading to a full house and featured professional actors from Denmark, England and the US. 

Something Wicked This Way Comes...

October 06, 2019

The critically acclaimed 2 man Macbeth isheading off on a 6 week tour to Brighton & Hove, Atlanta, Athens, Laramie, South Bend and Boise - and we're heading off with it, in collaboration with UK-based Out of Chaos. 

Tigerspor Premiere (Recommended Event)

September 27, 2019

Eventyrlig forestilling om Alba, der leder efter sin mor, som er gået bort...

 

Far vil gerne glemme, hvad der er sket. Alba vil gerne mindes. Så da far en dag vælger at smide alt mors tøj ud, flygter Alba ind i en drøm. Far må sætte efter – men kan de finde hinanden og håbet?

 

Oplev en eventyrlig blanding af skuespil, dukker, sange og teatermagi. Tigerspor indeholder et billed- og ordforråd, der lægger op til efterfølgende refleksioner omkring sorg. Forestillingen er skabt i samarbejde med organisationen Børn, Unge & Sorg i en samproduktion mellem Teater Vestvolden og Vild Kammerat. For børn fra 6 til 9 år og deres voksne.

n mellem Teater Vestvolden og Vild Kammerat. For børn fra 6 til 9 år og deres voksne.

Iceland Workshop

September 12, 2019

OOB's K. Bugaj has been engaged in a collaborative project and network of multicultural and immigrant artists living in the Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Finland, Sweden and Greenland. This network has been engaging with challenges of visibility, inclusivity, and diversity in the cultural life of the Nordic Region. The knowledge and recommendations made by the group following this workshop will be presented at the Nordic Dialogues conference in Oslo in December 2019.

Cirkus Sokke (Recommended Event)

August 04, 2019

Premiere tomorrow for Cirkus Sokke, opening the Cirkusvognen Festival this summer! Directed and devised/co-written by OOB's K. Bugaj.

Find the program and information here

Final Edits

June 30, 2019

OOB's K. Bugaj has been writing, rewriting and making final edits on an essay about one of her performances that has been selected to be a chapter in an academic volume of writings exploring trauma from a diversity of approaches and perspectives that is currently under review by University of Toronto Press. 

Next Door International Tour 2019

June 21, 2020

That's a wrap! Ivan and Pekka are home again after an international tour playing to enthusiastic crowds at Physical Fest and Tobacco Factory Theatres. Thanks to everyone for such a warm welcome and all the kind words. 

"A series of marvellously comic and meandering vignettes are woven together in typically unorthodox ways by Out of Balanz to create theatre which is a sheer joy." (Stagetalk Magazine, UK) 

Find full reviews from the shows here and here.

This international tour was supported by the Danish Arts Foundation/Statens Kunstfonds Projektstøtteudvalg for Scenekunst. #statenskunstfond #kunstgørenforskel

Into the Water (Recommended Event)

June 19, 2019

OOB's T.H. Findsen has been out consulting on this ambitious circus project. Into the Water is a circus performance inspired by the theme of water and cycles that aims to raise ecological awareness. The performance sails from port to port inspiring people across national borders. Don't miss it tonight in Copenhagen or on tour this summer.

Copenhagen Workshop

April 30, 2019

OOB's K. Bugaj just finished her first session with the artistic network and research/experts group “Nordiske Kunstnere med flerkulturel baggrund” in Copenhagen. She was recruited and invited into the network to share her artistic knowledge and experience as a part of a wider research and development project exploring how to make cultural life in the Nordic region more diverse and inclusive. The project is supported by the Norwegian Culture Council (Norsk Kulturråd) and the Icelandic Ministry of Culture (Det Islandske Kulturministerium), as well as The Council of Danish Artists (Dansk Kunsternråd). The network will reconvene in September in Iceland and present their recommendations at a conference in December.
“Nordiske Kunstnere med flerkulturel baggrund”.

A Dream

April 19, 2020

Back in the room with UK based Out of Chaos as our R&D of Midsummer Night's Dream continues... 

KoDe8071 - South Korean Premiere of OOB Collaboration

March 31, 2019

In 2018 Out of Balanz hosted South Korean artists from Sansuyu theatre company and NONI. We also traveled to Uijeongbu. During the course of these artistic and cultural exchanges we worked to develop the idea and concept, as well as performance material, for a new music theatre work that will premiere at The Uijeongbu Music Theatre Festival in May 2019. Since 2002, the festival has been introducing a range of new works from preeminent artists (including Hotel Pro Forma, Geoff Sobelle and Song of the Goat) and experimental works of emerging performing group. 

Tickets and Info here.

Extinction Project funded

March 20, 2019

Tak til Statens Kunstfonds Projektstøtteudvalg for Scenekunst. Hvor er vi glade for at have fået støtte til FØR VI FORSVINDER. Vi glæder os vildt meget til at komme igang! 

 

Thanks to the Danish Art Foundation for the performing Arts. We’re thrilled that FØR VI FORSVINDER (BEFORE WE DISAPPEAR) has received generous project support and look forward to getting started.

 #statenskunstfond #kunstgørenforskel

Extended Practice Takeover

March 16, 2019

OOB’s co-artistic director K. Bugaj has been invited to collaborate with Extended Practice and curate their Instagram TAKEOVER this week. Extended Practice (EP) is a US-based artist-led collaborative project by Sara Holwerda and Angela Lopez created to support and make visible the work and needs of artist mothers. Find Katrina's reflections on her work and being a mother/artist on EP’s Instagram.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Children of All Ages...

February 03, 2019

“I think it’s really pure art form, in the sense that you can really feel the risks -- there’s a lot of risks, so you can get a lot of adrenaline while you watch it if there is kind of tricks that make your heart bounce. Because it’s real. They can see that if they make a mistake, they might get hurt. So, I guess that’s always been why circus is appealing. It reminds us that, uh, we’re humans.”

 

“Puppetry has been part of (our Western) cultural landscape for over 600 years and still uses many of its original techniques (the 14th century manuscript ‘Romance of Alexander’ contains illustrations of booth puppet shows à la Punch and Judy) but we’re still not bored by it. In fact, whether it’s Anthony Minghella’s sumptuous Madam Butterfly, or the multiple Tony award-winning stage adaptation of War Horse, we seem to love it now more than ever. Why so?”

We've been working with some talented artists to research what happens at the intersection of circus and puppetry. Some unexpected possibilities and areas of for further exploration have been presenting themselves and we're looking forward to seeing where it all takes us.

A Tale of Two Immigrant Performances

January 17, 2019

An exciting essay is in the works, featuring Katrina's auto-fictional performance project Some Things Are Difficult to Say. More details coming soon...

Support for International Activities

December 19, 2019

We are happy to announce that thanks to the support of The Danish Arts Council, we'll be touring internationally next year with our award-winning show Next Door. More details in the coming year. Tusind tak til Statens Kunstfonds.  #statenskunstfond #kunstgørenforskel.

ÅBENHUS Today and Tomorrow (Recommended Event)

December 11, 2018

Don't miss Åbenhus, today and tomorrow!

 

Info: kl.16.30-22 oplev kulturpiloterne, artisterne, skaterne, grafisk, visuel, PR, ide og design, KUU film, S.E.T., RUM, Perform og Madværkstedet ! Forestillinger, installationer, live performance, mad, film, arbejdsdemonstrationer, butikker, redesign, skate, silent disco og meget mere ! Vær velkomme - husk en varm ven - frivillig entre

ÅBENHUS: AFUK Akademiet For Utæmmet Kreativitet (Recommended Event)

December 09, 2018

OOB's TH Findsen has been working with another talented group of young artists at AFUK. Check out their midterm performances at Åbenhus Wednesday and Thursday.

Pat, pat; and here is a marvellous convenient place for our rehearsal...

December 01, 2018

We’re collaborating with artists from the award-winning, UK based Out of Chaos to experiment and develop new ideas for an adaptation/reworking of A Midsummer Nights Dream. We’re inspired by Shakespeare himself — his daring and innovation with both the form and content of his work — and have already begun exploring some exciting ideas. More on this as things develop. 

A Director Prepares... and Reflects

November 29, 2018

Approximately one year ago, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists advanced the Doomsday Clock closer to midnight amid what they described as the 'harrowing' reality of climate change and nuclear tensions. This is the closest the clock has been to midnight since 1953 at the height of the Cold War. We've just wrapped another session of R&D where we've been investigating these two potential paths to the end of humanity... just in time for this year's Doomsday Clock forecast. The work has been invigorating, intense, exciting and challenging, and we look forward to continuing on this path of creation, in the face of what, at times, feels like impending annihilation.  

R&D goes on: Extinction continued

November 25, 2018

We're slowly moving away from that point in the devising process where anything is still possible and have begun to make exciting choices. Characters are beginning to emerge and we've started asking them, just as we've been asking ourselves: how far are you willing to go to create change and how do you shoulder that responsibility?

idea development

November 22, 2018

OOB's K. Bugaj has been in for a protreptisk samtale for new work being developed by our colleagues Kristian Husted and Christian Rossil. We're looking forward to seeing what they come up with.

Workshop at The Uijeongbu Arts Center

November 10, 2018

We spent the day with a lovely group of professional theatre artists and theatre students, running a workshop exploring the art of laughter. ​

Korean Exchange continues

November 07, 2018

Investigating with string, and music, as we search for a playful and evocative way to engage audiences with our questions around the refugee crisis and the theme of ownership.

Live from South Korea

November 05, 2018

The research and sharing with our South Korean colleagues continues. 

R&D Continues: character sketches

October 21, 2018

Further research and development at Teaterøen.

R&D Continues: water

October 10, 2018

Further research with circus artists: this time, diving into the underwater world. 

R&D Continues: The Frogs

October 09, 2018

Inspiring week of exploration with an ensemble of talented circus artists. We've been researching, among other things, amphibians and looking at how the history of life has been marked by discontinuities. 

Extinction R&D

October 06, 2019

We've been quietly researching and developing material and methodologies for a new project that engages with the theme of extinction. Today we spent some time walking, crawling, climbing and flipping off of the wall with Esther from Sparrow Dance. 

Development Residency with Korean collaborators

September 27, 2018

​Out of Balanz, with support from Teaterøen, has been hosting artists from Sansuyu in South Korea for a week of artistic and cultural exchange, research and development. Our two companies have embarked on an artistic exchange to explore a potential for a future collaboration and to share methodology. 

Mask workshop with Sansuyu and Danish artists

September 26, 2018

​We had an inspiring workshop with Sansuyu at Teaterøen. Thank you to everyone who participated! 

Bongsan Mask Dance Workshop

September 25, 2018

Out of Balanz and Teaterøen are hosting a Bongsan Mask Dance Workshop.

Bongsan Mask Dance is one of South Korea’s traditional dances and is considered a cultural asset to the nation. The dance features masks, gestures, movements and vocals rendered in rhythm. During the workshop, participants will explore the rich tradition of Bongsan music and movement with visiting professional stage artists from Sansuyu Theatre Company in South Korea. The workshop is free and is open to professional stage artists. It will be translated and conducted in English.

 

Date and Time: Wednesday, Sept. 26th kl 11-13

Place Teaterøen 

 

There are limited places available. 

Email outofbalanz@gmail.com with your name and CV in order to reserve a place in the workshop

Fiaskomonologerne - the movie (Recommended Event)

September 21, 2018

OOB's TH Findsen has an opening for a video work he shot last spring. Don't miss, Fiaskomonologerne - the movie, which premieres this upcoming week at Bådteatret!ience's attention...

Julia and 500 Years of Freedom (Recommended Event)

September 20, 2018

OOB's K. Bugaj started working with D. Norback to develop this performance two years ago - and today it has it's premiere at Warehouse 9.  Join us for a moving, funny, thought provoking evening of performance that blends a vibrant sound universe with movement, stand-up, a bit of participation and authentic stories from an immigrant from Mozambique.  

Indfødsretsprøven Tour (Recommended Event)

August 30, 2018

Direction and some text by OOB's K. Bugaj!

 

2018

27. – 30. aug: Allerød
31. aug: Nyborg

2019

4. apr: Rudkøbing
5. – 6. apr: Haderslev
8. – 11. apr: Aarhus, Teater Katapult
12. apr: Ishøj

24. apr: Esbjerg
27. apr: Hvidovre

Festivitas 2018 (Recommended Event)

June 19, 2018

OOB's K. Bugaj and TH Findsen have been working with AFUK's KP line for Festivitas 2018. Don't miss the work of these passionate, talented students - as well as all of the rest of the students at AFUK (which includes: nycircus, visual and performance design, the art of making food, performance, skating, photography and much more)  June 21st and 22nd! 

Info: AFUK FESTIVITAS er vores årligt tilbagevendende festival - 2 dage fulde af galskab, inspiration og begejstring ! Alle skolens værksteder byder på det bedste af dem selv - gæsteoptrædener ved tidligere elever og professionelle artister/performere/kunstnere. Design - Film - NyCirkus - Mad og Gastronomi- Teater - Visuelkommunikation - REdesign - Performance - Foto - Skate - Udstillinger - Forestillinger - Installationer - Lys og Lyddesign - Vi glæder os til at åbne dørene og til at byde dig indenfor ! Husk din kæreste - mor - onkel - barn - eller en varm ven - Vær velkommen   

Some Things Are Difficult to Say at CPH Stage

June 01, 2018

Some Things Are Difficult to Say is a personal documentary performance about being at a loss for words. It is also an intergenerational tale of being from somewhere else… The performance is continuously under development. Expect homemade music, spontaneous dancing, real-life stories and unspoken truths.

 

Created and Performed by OOB's K Bugaj and TH Findsen. Co-produced by Teaterøen. A part of Theater Tapas -CPH Special Edition.

Planck at CPH Stage (Recommended Event)

May 26, 2018

PLANCK is a big show in a tiny circus tent. Co-Devised and Directed by OOB's TH Findsen


Two quirky artists and a musician will guide you through a kaleidoscopic journey to another dimension.
In a ”Twin Peaksesque” mix of rock 'n' roll, black humor and death-defying stunts objects come alive, confused magicians appear out of nowhere, an unlikely diva sings her heart out and people fly through the air.

In the absurd microcosmos of PLANCK, you will be so close to the artists that you only need to reach out to touch them.

 

May 31-June 2

book tickets here
 

EXIT 2018 at AMOC (Recommended Event)

April 30, 2019

OOB's TH Findsen has been working with some of these talented young new circus artists - don't miss out on their performances May 25-29th! Buy tickets here. !

Extinction has recieved R&D Support!

April 10, 2018

Tak til Statens Kunstfonds Projektstøtteudvalg for Scenekunst. Vi er super glade for at have fået støtte til udviklingsprojektet Extinction. Vi glæder os til at komme igang!

 #statenskunstfond #kunstgørenforskel

R&D at Teaterøen

April 12, 2018

​OOB is currently in residence at Teaterøen in Copenhagen, where we've been the past couple of weeks exploring new material and writing songs. 

This is For Her (Recommended Event)

December 31, 2017

THIS IS FOR HER by Sofie Volquartz Lebech examines the effect of torture on a personal and societal level. Experience the performance at Warehouse9 during Selected Works: Det Frie Felts Festival 2018 in January. Developed and performed by Sofie and OOB's K Bugaj. 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - iscene.dk

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - Ungt Teaterblod

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - Magasinet KBH

Read more about the performance and book your tickets here: https://detfriefeltsfestival.dk/…/20-21-jan-this-is-for-her/

Dynamo

December 06, 2017

OOB's TH Findsen has wrapped the first phase of development on a new project he's working on with Dynamo in Odense. Project premieres this spring. More info to come. 

Lecture Performance at The Memory Studies Conference - Copenhagen University

December 13, 2017

This Saturday OOB's K Bugaj presents: “A Tale Told By An Immigrant: Trauma, Memory and Scripting the Self for the Stage”

 

The subject of Katrina's presentation derives from her research of the personal narratives of immigrants and theatrical performances that take such accounts as their primary source. In contexts where immigrants are often made invisible, reduced or generalized, presenting the autobiographical and the specific on the public stage becomes a political act of speaking otherwise. Juxtaposing narrative with fragment, the body/visual with speech, fact with fiction, and the past with the present, each performance considered in this presentation embodies and performs knowledge about contemporary identities made in movement and constructed out of multiple locations, temporalities and traumatic events. 

https://www.memorystudiesassociation.org/copenhagen-conference-2017-program/

UPROAR (Recommended Event)

September 30, 2017

UPROAR en DADA Revolution på Warehouse 9 23. sept - 14 okt. Ensemble includes OOB's TH Findsen. Don't miss