Hormondagbogen (The Hormone Diaries) opens at The Royal Theatre Opera House. Tickets here.
This performance, which is more of an opera performance concert- installation than a show, does not ask its audiences to find meaning in the words, but rather to bask in the atmosphere and feeling of female coming of middle-age that the words, sounds and images create.
An introspective journey, this experience is what you make of it.
Menopause and Music
Hormondagbogen (The Hormone Diaries) is a cross-genre performance that blends music, sound, poetry, visual design and movement, and centers on female aging and menopause.
It premieres in one month at The Royal Theatre Opera House. Tickets here.
We're so happy the theatres are open again. There are so many inspiring, thought provoking and entertaining performances that have just opened by some very talented colleagues all around the country.
And we spent the morning meeting with the venue for Hormondagbogen, which we're looking forward to premiering in March. Can't wait to load into Takkelloftet next month!
2021, you have been strange, filled with highs and lows. Thank you to our audiences and collaborators for being part of it, for sharing some magic in-spite of everything.
Our highlights of the year were sharing Før Vi Forsvinder with you, attending Teaterseminaret IRL and experimenting, developing and creating new work with new collaborators from Denmark, The Faroe Islands, Sweden, Finland, Estonia and the US that will be premiering in 2022.
We really look forward to 2022, we have so many exciting things in the pipeline, we will have opportunities for audiences to enjoy and multiple opportunities for artist to develop their practice and create.
We hope you and your loved ones are safe and happy, stay tuned for what’s to come.
Back in the room for some text development for Hr. X. Thinking about workload and manpower availability as stressors among healthcare workers.
In less than an hour we'll pitch for the first time at DT Teaterseminar. Thanks to the Danish Arts Foundation and The Development Platform for the Performing Arts for the support.
2021 DAY 1
We have arrived at Danmarks Teaterforeninger's Teaterseminar 2021 with Før Vi Forsvinder and a catalogue of diverse work from spanning modern dance, city walks, performance installations, underwater concerts, physical comedy, new Danish writing and so much more.
Danmarks Teaterforeninger's Teaterseminar 2021 starts tomorrow.
Looking forward to promoting Før Vi Forsvinder and standing together to promote independent performing arts in Denmark with Udviklingsplatformen and these artists from the independent scene: Det Olske Orkester, Kassandra Productions, Between Music, Ruby Gamache, Akut 360, Blue Cliff, Next Zone, Gronhøj's Dans, and Daily Fiction.
Hr X under development
Experiments with performer/deviser Troels Hagen Findsen, composer Bebe Riesenfors, writer Harald Voetmann, director Katrina Bugaj, and consultant Jakob Bentsen at Folketeater during tid I rum are continuing to develop.
Tid i Folketeater
Fruitful week at Folketeater/Tid I Rum. This development time in space has contributed significantly to our being able to maintain our artistic vision and process — which includes our collectivist leanings, collaborative organizational structures, and the use of devising processes inspired by the teachings of Jacques Lecoq, Philippe Gaulier, and Monika Pagneux.
Teaterseminar 2021 with UP
Out of Balanz was selected by Statens Kunstfond to participate in Udviklingsplatformen for Scenekunst new initiative at Teaterseminaret in November 2021.
We will attend a pitch workshop as well as Teaterseminar with a group of 10 select artists/companies from the independent performing arts scene in Denmark.
Før Vi Forsvinder GO
Før Vi Forsvinder was selected to be a part of Garantiordningen for seasons 21/22 and 22/23.
Tid i Rum
Out of Balanz was selected for Tid i Rum by Udviklingsplatformen for Scenekunst and will have an artistic development residency with Hr. X at Folketeater in October 2021.
We will be given time and support to reflect and innovate through artistic exploration. The programme is aimed at performance artistic explorations that have their starting point in collective, artistic collaborations.
Writing about Process
Co-AD Katrina Bugaj's chapter about her work was recently published in Languages of Trauma: History, Memory and Media by University of Toronto Press.
The volume traces the distinct cultural languages in which individual and collective forms of trauma are expressed in diverse variations, including oral and written narratives, literature, comic strips, photography, theatre, and cinematic images. It is a continuation of Katrina's PaR projects and research into performance, artistic process, memory, migration and trauma.
Talking about Process
We've been developing a new, interdisciplinary music/opera performance (Hormondagbogen) with Figura.
AD K. Bugaj was interviewed about the performance (and making live performance and theatre during the pandemic) by Christian Graugaard, the editor-in-chief of Bibliotek For Læger.
We've been working with the fabulous Figura, collaborating and co-creating a new interdisciplinary performance. This process and what we're making together is pushing our work into new, exciting territories. But, like many of our colleagues, our spring premiere has recently been canceled... we mourn, we continue, and we look forward to when this performance can meet an audience.
Før Vi Forsvinder nominated
We are humbled and filled with gratitude that our performance, Før Vi Forsvinder, has been nominated by CPH Culture for ÅRETS SÆRPRIS 2020.
See the full list of nominees here
Happy New Year
Due to current lockdown restrictions and continued concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we are postponing our upcoming tour plans for both Før Vi Forsvinder and Next Door. The health and safety of our artists and the communities we engage with will remain our top priority.
We look forward to announcing new tour plans and upcoming premieres —and to seeing you IRL — in the not too distant future. In the meantime, we wish everyone a happy, healthy new year.
Catch Los Justos before it disappears
A live recording of Los Justos is available online for 24 hours (from noon Dec 17- to noon Dec 18) here.
Los Justos: our new, live online theater series experiment, streaming from 9 remote locations around the globe.
Join them. Join us. Join the experiment.
Audience from 36 countries tuned in
The stats are in and Los Justos had 491 unique viewers (over 1000+ audience members total, by all conservative estimates based on ticket reservations) from 36 countries over the past couple of days.
People living in Denmark, Spain, Greece, UK, US, Chile, Germany, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Brazil, Switzerland, Lebanon, Cyprus, Ecuador, Finland, India, Malaysia, Turkey, Taiwan, Vietnam, France, Belgium, Sweden, Portugal, Russia, Ukraine, Canada, Argentina, Taiwan, Indonesia, Netherlands, Serbia tuned in…
Our Experiment goes Live today
SOLD OUT performances Tuesday and Thursday, but you can still book a ticket Wednesday Dec. 9:
or, you can reserve a ticket through one of our partner venues: