HimHerAndIt (DK)

Champions/Mass Effect
Double bill
festival
Reumert nominated

“Champions” and “Mass Effect” are two contrasting performances about psychological and physical states of endurance and resilience. From the deeply emotional impact of “Champions” to the joyous energetic release of “Mass Effect”, this double program will have you on the edge of your seat.

Dates
Oct 8 2021 - Oct 9 2021
Prices
Kr. 60 - Kr. 170
Duration
1 time
Stage
Store Sal

About the performance

Champions and Mass Effect are two contrasting performances that explore the psychological and physical states of endurance and resilience.

“Champions” is a performance installation where the fine lines between intimacy and wrestling are exposed. Inanimate objects come to life and atmospheres shift as one individual faces the challenges of being. Themes of homosexuality, family and home are revealed in this deeply moving performance installation.

In “Mass Effect” trainers squeak as feet pulse into the floor and bodies thrust across the stage. In this high impact performance seven athletic dancers share their breath, sweat, formations, and rhythms and collectively face one single challenge: to surpass physical limitations and transcend together into unknown territories of bodily capacity. In “Mass Effect” 20 extras join the dancers on stage for the last 15 minutes of the show. Together the cast and extras form a team of 27 persons that bring the performance to a climactic ending.

From the emotional impact of “Champions” to the joyous energetic release of “Mass Effect”, this double program engages audience and has them at the edge of their seats.

“Champions & Mass Effect” were nominated for a Danish National Theatre Award (Reumert Award) in the category of best performance 2020 and Mass Effect was nominated for Scenekunstprisen that same year

About HimHerAndIt

HIMHERANDIT Productions is one of the leading queer art companies in Denmark led by the artistic vision of Andreas Constantinou. Their artistic practice fluctuates between genres of performance art, physical theatre, contemporary dance, immersive theatre and large-scale video installations. The company develops projects that push, provoke, and engage audience into discourse around social subjects of gender, sexuality and identity.

CREDITS

Artistic concept, choreography and instruction:
Andreas Constantinou

Collaborating artist:
Aris Papadoupoulos

Light and sound design:
Jeppe Cohrt

Performere
Aris Papadopoulos
Aline Sanchez
Theo Marion
Bjorn Vårsjo
Paola Drera Elise Ludinard
Heli Pippingskold 

Music
Full of fire, The Knife. 

Community engagement leader
Rita Maria Farias Munoz

Creative Producer:
Kirstine Marie Bauning

Co-produced by:
Bora Bora 

Supported by:
Statens Kunstfond
Aarhus Kommune
Ceres Park & Arena 


Champions 
Artistic concept, choreography, performer and instruction:
Andreas Constantinou

Instruction in collaboration with:
Dagmara Bilon

Video design,  sound ang light design:
Christoffer Brekne

Installation design, sound and light design: 
Jeppe Cohrt

Psychologist/Dramaturge:
Kristine Graugaard

Dramaturge:
Jeppe Hemdorff Nissen

Wrestling Trainer:
Mikkel Wind

Artistic assistent:
Rita Maria Farias Munoz

Creativ Producer:
Kirstine Marie Bauning

Music sample from Ghosteen by Nick Cave 

Co-produced by:
Bora Bora 

Supported by:
Statens Kunstfond
Aarhus Kommune
Teatret Svalegangen