PREMIERE IN AARHUS FESTIVAL WEEK!
"Utopia's Lost And Found" takes audiences on a journey through the utopias that have shaped and is shaping us: From post-war expansive, upbeat societal visions based on ideas of equality, solidarity and justice over the past decades focus on individuality and competition to today's society where many have lost the belief that change is possible.
The show is created by 7 performing artists from 5 different countries - and is based on the artists' own longings, lost ideals, struggles and dreams for the future. They come from vastly different cultural and geographical backgrounds and through their voices, contrasting images of Europe from then and now are drawn - from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia to Scandinavian welfare models to Brexit.
In a vibrant, experimental universe that blends live music, documentarism, physical imagery and object animation, "Utopias Lost And Found" explores the meaning of utopia for the life we live and the world we build.
The audience is seated on chairs on the stage itself close to the performers. There are therefore only 50 tickets for each performance. On stage the languages spoken are Danish, Swedish and English.
Please note the different playing times (16.00 / 18:00 / 19:30)
About Aber Dabei
Aber Dabei is an artistic stage platform that works with documentarism, visuality and music - and often with the involvement of the audience in the finished work. Aber Dabei seeks out forms where the physically sensing body, the personal narrative and the political and social superstructure meet. Aber Dabei is headed by director Petra Berg and scenographer Igor Vasiljev and collaborates internationally and intercultural with a collective creative focus.
"On The Way" (2015) - site specific at Nørrebro in Copenhagen. A binaural hiking performance based on interviews with Afro-Danish girls. The performance received the award as Special Performance of the Year by CPH Culture.
"Departure 04.00" (2017) - site specific at Helsingør railway station. An audio / music, light and voice installation, which was based on the deportation of 175 Danish Jews from Helsingør railway station in 1943. Based on documentary sources with new written composition music.