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Ann Liv Young (US)


27. sep. –29. sep. 2018

Store scene 27.09.2018 19:00

Store scene 28.09.2018 19:00

Store scene 29.09.2018 19:00

1 h. 20 min.

“I want my shows to sit with people for a long time. Some people hate my performances and are so angered by them, and then six months later they write me an email saying that it’s changed their life. I want to make stuff that’s hard to untangle; stuff that asks hard questions and sits with you for awhile. Stuff that maybe audiences don’t always understand right away. Some people call that shocking, and that’s totally okay with me.” Ann Liv Young, Ravlin Magazine

In her new work Ann Liv Young explores the history of Antigone, focusing on the 1948 version by Bertolt Brecht, which premiered in Chur and afterwards was staged in Zurich. Thereby she shows how our current political climate is reflected in Brecht’s questions about individual and collective scope for taking action in the face of fascism. Young questions the role, relationship, and responsibility of the individual vis-à-vis the state: What can an individual do?

Ann Liv Young’s creations are essentially a reflection of her life, inspired by her experiences with her dancers, family, collaborators and passerby. Her work combines text, music and choreography that build scenes with different images and then destroy them. Her text´s is explicitly sexual and emotional but it is delivered in a manner that is not. Young creates multilayered performances that provokes and are thoughtful at the same time. She has visited Black Box teater several times with performances like Elektra, Cinderella and Mermaid Show. This time she is bringing her vision of Antigone. Known for creating work that’s “brilliant at one moment, perverse the next” (The New York Times), Young remixes Greek rituals in her incomparable style.

Tekst, regi, kostyme, koreografi / Text, Direction, Costume,
Choreography: Ann Liv Young. Med / With: Ann Liv Young, Daniel Klingen Borg, Veronica Molin Bruce. Dramaturgi / Dramaturgie: Tormod Carlsen. Produksjon / Production: Ann Liv Young, Daniel Klingen Borg. Co-produksjon / Co-production: Gessnerallee Zürich, Theater Chur, Kunstmuseum Bern, Black Box teater (Oslo), Teaterhuset Avant Garden (Trondheim). Støttet av / Support by: Norsk kulturråd. Initiert av / Initiated by: Digitalbühne Zurich.