At Bora Bora we aim to give our audiences a unique experience through the performances we present. To dig a little deeper we sometimes chat with the artists that come here about their work. On this page we have collected the interviews we have done in English.
Cristina Planas Leitão (POR) on UM / ONE (residency interview)
Katrín Gunnarsdóttir on CRESCENDO (residency interview)
Delrevés (ES) – Behind the scenes of UNO
Martin Forsberg / ForsWorks (S/DK) on ULTRA
Aakash Odedra on MURMUR / INKED
Andreas Constantinou and performers on THE WOMANHOUSE / REDOING GENDER
Bára Sigfusdóttir (ISL) on THE LOVER (residency interview)
Peter Farbridge / Modern Times Stage Company (CAN) on FORGIVENESS (plus audience artist talk)
Don*Gnu artist talk about N.A.R.G. – NORTH ARENA RUMBLE GAME
Frédérick Gravel (CAN) on USUALLY BEAUTY FAILS
Stephanie Lake (AUS) on DUAL
Jonas Jongejan / Recoil Performance Group (DK) on LIVING ROOM (artist talk)
Don*Gnu on KVINDE KEND DIT SKAB
For a complete list of all interviews, including those in Danish, please click here (videos also contain examples from the performances).
CRISTINA PLANAS LEITÃO (POR)
Interview with Cristina Planas Leitão done at her residency at Bora Bora in December 2017. Here she worked on her performance UM / ONE with a dancer and a composer. Katrín Gunnarsdóttir is based in Porto, Portugal.
KATRÍN GUNNARSDOTTIR (ICE)
Interview with Katrín Gunnarsdóttir done at her residency at Bora Bora in January 2018. Here she worked on her performance CRESCENDO with three dancers and a stage designer. Katrín Gunnarsdóttir is based in Reykjavik.
On June 3, 2016 Bora Bora presented the Spanish vertical dancers Delrevés on the side of Aarhus Cathedral and flamenco dancer Selene Muñoz on the Bispetorv square – as part of “Verdensbilleder – Explore The World With Aarhus”. Here we produced a behind-the-scenes video of Delrevés’ preparations and two performances of “Uno” on the cathedral.
MARTIN FORSBERG / FORSWORKS (S/DK)
In April 2016, Bora Bora presented the co-production “ULTRA”. The company ForsWorks had earlier worked on the performance at Bora Bora. We interviewed dancer/choreographer Martin Forsberg and stage- and costume-designer Jenny Nordberg.
AAKASH ODEDRA (UK)
The Bora Bora co-production, “Murmur / Inked” had its Danish premiere on May 19th, 2015. We interviewed dancer and choreographer Aakash Odedra about his performance.
On April 20th, 2015 “The WOMANhouse / ReDoing Gender” premiered at Bora Bora. We had a talk with the man behind this double performance, director and choreographer Andreas Constantinou. We also interviewed three of the four performers in “The WOMANhouse”.
BÁRA SIGFÚSDÓTTIR (ISL)
In December 2014, Icelandic dancer and choreographer Bára Sigfusdóttir visited Bora Bora in a residency. Here she worked on her next performance THE LOVER, which she talks about in the video as well as showing some examples of the work in progress. Bára Sigfusdóttir is based in Brussels.
MODERN TIMES STAGE COMPANY (CAN)
Peter Farbridge talks about FORGIVENESS at the Danish premiere in December 2014 – among other things about inspiration found in Bosnia, about reviewers with ex-girlfriends in the audience and how Danish irony found its way to Canada via Don*Gnu. Includes clips from the rehearsals.
On December 11th, 2014, there was an artist talk with the audience after the performance. We have collected a few highlights from it in this video.
Video from the artist talk with Aarhus-based Don*Gnu about their N.A.R.G. – NORTH ARENA RUMBLE GAME performance, which premiered in October 2014.
FRÉDÉRICK GRAVEL (CAN)
In May 2014, we interviewed Canadian choreographer Frédérick Gravel when he presented his performance USUALLY BEAUTY FAILS at Bora Bora. The video was put online in October 2014 when Terpsichore’s dance magazine Dans was published with an article on him.
STEPHANIE LAKE (AUS)
When the Australian choreographer Stephanie Lake presented DUAL during the Aarhus Festival Week in September 2014, we talked with her about the thoughts behind the performance, the dancers and audience.
JONAS JONGEJAN / RECOIL PERFORMANCE GROUP – “LIVING ROOM” ARTIST TALK (DK)
Video from DigiArt Event in March 2014, in cooperation with Kunsthal Aarhus. The audience experienced the exhibition “Systemics #3” and the performance LIVING ROOM by Recoil Performance Group with an artist talk and demonstration by Jonas Jongejan afterwards of the technology behind the performance.
A video with a behind-the-scenes, musical sneak peek in October 2012, when Don*Gnu was creating KVINDE KEND DIT SKAB.