THE SOUL CATCHER - Unmasking the modern predator
The Soul Catcher is a seductive and deeply disturbing performance about psychological abuse, manipulation and power.
The performance sheds light on the invisible mechanisms behind abusive relationships, with a specific focus on NPD - Narcissistic Personality Disorder. A toxic cocktail of lack of empathy, harmful self-absorption, intriguing alterations of reality, the hunt for affirmation and a predatory and exploitative behavior towards other people.
In a cynically manipulated game of love bombing, gas-lighting and pity play the victim is reduced to an emotional punching bag. A source of supply whose sole purpose is to feed an insatiable ego.
What does it take to break the patterns and free oneself from the narcissist's grip?
The Soul Catcher unmasks the predator behind the illusion of the perfect façade and questions the social currents that breed them. The Soul Catcher is a wake-up call, a survival strategy and a first aid kit that provide tools to see through the power game.
In a powerful mix of performance, dance, spoken word and newly composed electronic music, we break the silence and raise a debate about power, empathy, boundaries and personal responsibility.
What are your boundaries?
PLEASE NOTE: The performance will be in Danish.
"The performance is sharp and unsentimental. It is a mix of performance, dance, spoken words and seasoned with hard electronic music. The three actors do not compromise their expression but deliver a solid performance. The performance fully lives up to my high expectations , which over time I got to the creator of the work, Anika B. Lewis and also got a great gift at the top of the hat, as the theme was both presented as autofiction and fantastic portrayed. Bravo for courage and artistic pondus.”
"As an audience, it's like a ride in a roller coaster. Huge experience and mood fluctuations. From joy to discomfort. From comedy to seduction. From chaos to laughter. From safety to confusion. All in a tortal jumble that can change over time, down to a few minutes, or just seconds! Like the psychopath's actions and appearances, this performance is extremely unpredictable and strikes at the same time a powerful contemporary beat to enlighten and prevent the encounter with a psychopath. Watch out!”
The narcissist swallows your soul
"The Soul Catcher shows with great precision how dangerous those humans are, who on the surface are extremely energetic, sensitive and intelligent, but who behind all their masks and identities harbour an emotional vampire."
- Århus Stiftstidende
Performance on violence: »M gets angry because I've warmed too much sauce«
"In The Soul Catcher at Bora Bora in Aarhus, genre-mixing performance artist Annika B. Lewis tries to show us life in an abusive relationship. A story that, after all, stands out clearly in the middle of the gaudy patchwork that constitutes the staging"
Premiere concert with Sofus Forsberg
Entrance to the concert is free. The concert which takes place after the premiere is organized by Kassandra Productions in cooperation with HeadQuarters and Bora Bora.
About Kassandra Production
Kassandra Production is an artist-driven platform for performing arts in the field of dance, theater and performance art, with the artistic direction by Annika B. Lewis.
Annika B. Lewis/Kassandra Production creates contemporary and relevant performing arts with a striking and uncompromising expression that challenges the concepts of theater with non-traditional and boundary-pushing productions.
Annika B. Lewis/Kassandra Production has produced and presented performances in such unusual locations as caravans, private apartments, fairs, abandoned factories and stores, in vans, in the media and on the Internet - as well as at traditional theater venues.
Kassandra Production works nationally and internationally and have toured, performed and collaborated with projects in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Portugal, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Russia, Belgium, Finland, Greece and in the US.
* HAPPINESS UNLDT: Immersive popup travel agency (2018)
* OMNIPRESENCE (2017)
* HAPPINESS UNLTD: Aarhus-Athens (2016)
* BLISS POINT (2015)
* GLITCH ON THE ROCKS (2014)
* COVER UP (2012)
* YEAR ACCOUNTANCES (2010)
* LET'S GET PERSONAL (2010)
* BODY BOX#1 (2009)
* TWIST (2009)
* EXTASY (2009)
* FULL BODY TREATMENT (2008)
* LIFE HACKING (2008)
* XpositionREVERSE: Aarhus-Gothenburg (2006)
* DANCIN' MADLY BACKWARDS (2006)
* LIFE IS WONDERFUL (2005)
* DISPLACEMENT (2005)
* XpositionLAB (2004)
* MY HEART IS YOURS (2004)
* AURORA BOREALIS: Aarhus-Reykjavik (2003)
* DELUSION (2003)
* THE EXPERIMENT OF CHOICE/LIMBO.03 (2003)
* Symposium X (2002)
* REAL TIME OPEN DOOR (2000)
* Real Time LAB (1999)
* A THORN IN THE EYE (1998)