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.
Bára Sigfúsdóttir (ICE) on FLÖKT (residency interview)
Contextualizing Dance (Symposium)
Aber Dabei (DK) on UTOPIAS LOST AND FOUND
Adriano Wilfert Jensen (DK) (drawing session)
Noora Hannula (DK) on NOORA HANNULA VS. SOMA THE AUGMENTED-REALITY GIRL (residency interview)
Il Posto (ITA) (rehearsal GoPro video)
Cristina Planas Leitão (POR) on UM / ONE (residency interview)
Katrín Gunnarsdóttir (ICE) on CRESCENDO (residency interview)
Spring Forward Festival 2017 (video report)
Bora Bora 5 year anniversary with Hofesh Shechter Company (UK) (reception)
HimHerAndIt Productions (DK) on TALKING GENDERS YOUTH EXHIBITION
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 Sigfúsdóttir (ICE) 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).
BÁRA SIGFÚSDÓTTIR (ICE)
In December of 2019 Bára Sigfúsdóttir worked on her performance “FLÖKT – a flickering flow” during her artist residency at Bora Bora.
In December of 2019 Bora Bora hosted a symposium on dance and dramaturgy. All talks, discussions and workshops were documented. Each video can be seen via the overview in this link. The video below is the first part.
ABER DABEI (DK)
Aber Dabei’s performers talk about the performance “Utopias Lost And Found”, which premiered at Bora Bora in August of 2019.
ADRIANO WILFERT JENSEN (DK)
When Adriano Wilfert Jensen worked on his performance “feelings” at Bora Bora in January of 2019 (followed by a premiere) students from Aarhus Billed- og Medieskole were invited to try and draw the dancers during rehearsals.
NOORA HANNULA (DK)
Interview with Noora Hannula of The Nordic Beasts about “Noora Hannula Vs. Soma The Augmented-Reality Girl: The Ultimate Battle” made when the crew (in the video Helena Williamsson and Belinda Larsen) and her were working on the motion capture part of the performance at Bora Bora during their residency in March of 2017. The performance was presented at Bora Bora in November of 2018.
IL POSTO (ITA)
Bora Bora presented “Hill Sphere” by Il Posto in June of 2018 in the cathedral square in Aarhus. During rehearsals we did a little GoPro recording.
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, Iceland.
SPRING FORWARD FESTIVAL 2017
A quick recap of the events of the Spring Forward Festival in Aarhus on April 28-30, 2017. Presented by Bora Bora and Aerowaves.
BORA BORA 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH HOFESH SHECHTER COMPANY (UK)
Bora Bora celebrated its 5 year anniversary on February 21st 2017 with “barbarians” by Hofesh Shechter Company and a reception.
HIMHERANDIT PRODUCTIONS (DK)
Interview with Andreas Constantinou and Dagmara Bilon as well as the artists about the “Talking Genders – Youth Exhibition” in September 2016.
Read more about the exhibition here.
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.
HIMHERANDIT PRODUCTIONS / ANDREAS CONSTANTINOU (DK)
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 (ICE)
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.