Reumert Award winner: Dancer of the year 2015 (Post No Bills)
Presented in association with Rethink Human Being.
POST NO BILLS is a dance solo on the crisis as a creative transformer. A 'arte povera' performance that edges right into where composure is finally lost and the new unknown barely discerned: When the stomach ache after the collective western consumption constipation has ceased. When conditions have become scarce. When ship wrecks and the havoc of the systemic crisis have become chronic. When we can no longer ignore the completely fatal in confusing expansion with development. When the choice is between death or change. And you know that the latter does not happen unless you punch a hole in the shell, punctures the membrane and scrap the fiction of reality. Right there we meet the disillusioned human with empty hands. Sent home. And free to reinvent the beginning.
POST NO BILLS inscribes itself in the line of X-act-produced solos that focus on the aspects of human existence. It examines the crisis as a creative transformer and is based on the existence-psychology thesis that the crisis should lead to criticism and not only passive suffering.
Supported by Danish Arts Foundation Project Funding Committee for the Performing Arts, Wilhelm Hansen Fonden, Knud Højgaards Fond, Augustinus Fonden, Overretssagfører L. Zeuthens Mindelegat, Copenhagen's Performing Arts Committee.
About Kitt Johnson X-act
Choreographer and dancer Kitt Johnson is unique on the Danish dance and performance scene. Through more than 25 years she has developed her distinctive artistic universe: minimalist, expressive and innovative. Her work is characterized by an extreme body control and a unique sense of simple, but effective stage effects with which she creates intense physical image transformations that explores the deepest layers of human existence.
Kitt Johnson's background is in athletics at the elite level, contemporary and new dance, contact improvisation, butoh, martial arts and German Expressionist theater.
Kitt Johnson's trademark is the solo form, but the repertoire ranges far and also holds several ensemble performances, new circus and site-specific works and a single child and family show.
Read more at www.kittjohnson.dk