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Fitter, stronger, tighter and more beautiful...
Now, now, now… NOW!!

The performance "Vanity Of Modern Panic - V.O.M.P." holds a mirror to our beauty-worshipping society's botox-stiffened face. How far are you willing to go in order to keep your body younger than what is written on your birth certificate?

V.O.M.P. comments on our constant fear of getting older, the fear of being marked as outdated, useless and “down coming” one day. The performance asks why we are busy focusing so much on being young, healthy and fit that we have forgotten to appreciate old age as a natural and rewarding phase of our lives? V.O.M.P. illustrates how deep and caught we are in the consumer society. A Society where everybody is obsessed with making the most of it: We we want it ALL and we want it NOW!

Make yourself ready for a silicone pumped dance performance about our hunt for the perfect body. A body proportion twisted comedy about the longing for breasts, thighs and buttocks that would make Kim Kardashian turn pale in jealousy. And a grotesque greeting to the Baroque era's powdered wigs and delicate soap bubbles in a unique mix of modern dance and physical theatre.

In 2018 choreographer Gunilla Lind received a Reumert Talent Award for this performance.

Age group: From 12 years and up.

Reviews

"I V.O.M.P. er hun inspireret af den vilde selvoptagethed i fitnesscentre, men også af samfundets fordømmende holdning over for folk, der ikke lever op til skønhedsidealerne. (...) Hendes groteske skildringer af kønsroller og kvindeidentitet skal i hvert fald nok åbne for en debat om kamp for at få den perfekte krop. I V.O.M.P. er læber og balder bare noget, man køber sig …"
- Anne Middelboe Christensen, Information

"En forfriskende fræk og samtid skarp kritik af forfængelighed og kropsidealer. (...) Gunilla Linds koreografi er humoristisk fræk og dejligt trin-forfriskende. Fyldt med variationer og samtidig enkel i sin næsten brutale fastholdelse af gentagelser. (...) På en forunderlig og skræmmende vis føler man, at det groteske, forvrængede og sygeligt kropsfikserede univers er milevidt fra hverdagen, samtidig med at det mærkes til at være ultra tæt på og meget realistisk i en tid med følg-moden-pres, plastikkirurgi og alkens forsøg på at sælge livs- og ungdomsforlængende medikamenter."
- Kirsten Dahl, Teateravisen.dk

"I V.O.M.P. – Vanity Of Modern Panic – fik hun sine seks kvindelige dansere til at ramme tidens forfængelighed med vild humor. I et grotesk sæbebobleunivers bevægede danserne sig akavede rundt, mens deres lyserøde, silikoneagtige kroppe blev mere og mere forkvaklede. Gunilla Lind tegner til at blive en koreograf, der kan få selv botoxlæber til at smile!"
- Begrundelse fra Reumert-juryen i forbindelse med Talentprisen.

"Ända från starten skojas det friskt i föreställningen, där de sex dansarna synkront listar sig in. Kristoffer J. Rosing-Schows mycket välgjorda musik med bland annat skojiga elektrioniska ljud, latinrytmer och cirkusklanger understryker föreställningen igenom det groteska, humoristiska och det serietidningsartade i det fina samspelet med dansarnas rörelser. (...) Som helhet har Gunilla Lind dock lyckats skapa en humoristisk och mycket publikvänlig föreställning i ett konsekvent absurt universum med hjälp av inte bara musiken, men också av Peter Bodholdt Løkkes fina lysdesign och Kirsten Victoria Linds scenografi."
- Danstidningen

About Gunilla Lind Danseteater

Gunilla Lind Dance Theatre is a Copenhagen based dance company led by choreographer and artistic director Gunilla Lind. With her playful performances Gunilla Lind presents a unique mix of contemporary dance and physical theatre. Always with food for thought and a humoristic touch leaving the audience somewhat puzzled and curious.

Consistent interests in Gunilla Linds choreographic work are identity projects, group dynamics, gender roles, self-promotion through social media and body image. Gunilla Lind puts a mirror up to society and through quirky characters, odd movements and surprising effects she turns every day tendencies upside down. Through unusual costumes Gunilla Lind de-humanizes the performers in order to challenge the way we perceive other human beings and the way we look at ourselves.