Panser is a gathering and collision between four queer individuals. The work attacks the heterosexual, significantly exemplary man and how he delimits queer spaces of play.
The performance challenges the aesthetics of the heterosexual man's ideal and its associated social culture, speculating in a reality where queer are not subject to the alienating and restrictive logic that accompanies this ideal. The actors on stage create a space on their own terms, closer to a simmering pressure where we try to peel off our shame and morality. With this temperament, can they confront the spectators with their own expectations of the gendered bodies on stage?
Panser plays in the gap between pain and comfort, the cool and the warm, seeking to convey a depth of queerness and community rather than asking for acceptance and understanding.
As a dance artist, Jonathan Ibsen is concerned with the contemporary body and how it can function as a communicative instrument to confront, challenge and create dialogue. In his works, he wants to contextualize issues related to socially constructed norms and understandings. Fredrik Petrov works with interdisciplinary art projects where the artistic expression arises from the fusion of dance, music and theater. Risk and limitation, authenticity versus fraud are concepts that are central to his artistic practice.