Splastic


SPLASTIC

By Daily Fiction

Where: Corpus / A-salen, The Royal Danish Theatre
When: Saturday January 20, at 8PM 
Duration: 50 min.
Language: Danish
Price: 50-80kr. Buy your ticket here.

“You are dancing my dance!” – said spastic Cath Borch Jensen when she first saw a choreography by Tora Balslev. In her artistic work Tora transforms the human body into a state of being, most unlike a normal body, working with an altered aesthetic questioning our daily notion of the beautiful and harmonious. In SPLASTIC the two women performs a synchronous dance, where Tora transfers Caths movements to her own body. With the doubling, the perspective changes, a new order appears and Cath becomes the essence of the new structure. What is the potential of spastic movement? How can we stop focusing on what a person with spasticity can not do and start focusing on what he or she can actually do? The dancers created SPLASTIC in collaboration with neuroscientists researching the treatment of spasticity.

About Daily Fiction
Stage art as a cross-over between performance, dance and theatre, focusing on physical transformation, presence and humour.

Credits
On stage: Cath Borch Jensen and Tora Balslev Jespersen
Choreographer: Tora Balslev Jespersen
Composer: Knud Riishøjgård
Scenographer: Lise Klitten
Dramaturg: Betina Birkjær
Light design: Martin Danielsen
Consultant of choreography: Anette Asp Christensen
Neuroscientists, sparring: Jens Bo Nielsen and Mark S. Christensen
Dramatical philosophical sparring: Julie Kirkegaard
Video: Felia Gram – Hanssen
Photo: Jens Juul
Production: Daily Fiction

 

Experience SPLASTIC because…

… it’s a must if you are interested in either identity, physicality, disability or modern movement art.
– The Danish Association of the Physically Disabled (Dansk Handicap Forbund).

 


 

Artist statement:

“Slowly rolling freedom fighters.
I got the idea of a dance piece on spasticity, when I realized, that I could not really see a person with a different body clearly. I wished to create an opportunity of experiencing the aesthetic quality of spasticity. And to question our daily physical possibilities. Why are they so scarse? How to unfold? Can a look at a different physicality create more space for all of us?”