August 3, 2017 - Aarhus 2017 - Little Rebellions: The city comes alive with artistic energy
August 3, 2017

Aarhus 2017

Public Movement, Rescue, part of the exhibition National Collection, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 2015. Photo: Kfir Bolotin.

Little Rebellions: The city comes alive with artistic energy
Part of the European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017 Programme
August 11–September 25, 2017

www.aarhus2017.dk
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Little Rebellions: The city comes alive with artistic energy
Part of the European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017 Programme
August 11–September 25, 2017

www.aarhus2017.dk
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Art breaks out and takes to the streets, alleys, byways, high streets and found sites in a rolling programme of performances, events and group encounters.

Highlights include a series of workshops, discussions and demonstrations staged by Aarhus 2017 artist-in-residence, Anohni, her collaborators Kembra Pfahler and Johanna Constantine with feminist activist group FEMEN, the Swedish Feminist Party, the Women of Gellerup and more. These future focused feminist debates and actions are part of the FUTURE FEMINISM exhibition bringing attention to a world in ecological distress and encouraging a feminine centred reappraisal of our connection to this fragile planet.

Performance laboratory group, Public Movement, enact a new adaptation of RESCUE in the streets of the Aarhus Latin Quarter, a choreography of danger and compassion staged as an endless preparation drill for an inevitable disaster. Internationally acclaimed artist, Eglè Budvytytè and her movement troupe stage seismic shudders in Shakers, Lovers and Bystanders. Finnish performance group Other Spaces join with the Secret Hotel ensemble to invite groups to become wolves in their Wolf Safari urban adventure.

"Opera, art, dance, installations, theatre, urban safaris and some strange animal behaviors are all part of this international line-up of works involving individuals and small ensembles. Be led astray, be astonished and surprised, be a curious passerby as the city comes alive with artistic energy when we unleash the Little Rebellions. It’s momentary, it’s movement, it’s dance and activism pouring energy out into the streets of our rethinking city." 
–Juliana Engberg, Programme Director Aarhus 2017.

An associated performing programme includes acclaimed Dutch choreographer Anouk van Dijk who presents Depth of Field—Aarhus Variation with performers from Chunky Move. Depth of Field: Aarhus Variation combines dance, opera, music and theatre in a free urban performance of brilliance and surprise. Using the tools of light as it changes from brightness, through dusk to strange darkness, Depth of Field takes the viewer on a sensory journey, activated by sight, sound and what is found in the streets and surrounds, combined with prepared choreography.

“Through manipulating ambient and recorded sound, and by utilizing artificial lights and effects the viewer is taken beyond the immediate dance spectacle to nuanced and poetic encounters outside the normal perceptual range. The audience will find themselves entranced by sudden operatic moments, listen in on conversations, and be witness to the convulsive, intense dance of van Dijk’s superb movement ensemble.”
–Juliana Engberg, Programme Director of European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017.

Choreographer, Maria Hassabi and her ensemble make their slow movements in the iconic Aarhus City Town Hall designed by legendary architect Arne Jacobsen and Erik Møller.  

Eco Feminism, demonstration and debates, opera in the high street, miniscule missions in the library, strange encounters in dank basements, as well as a reworked Icarus myth and much more are all part of the Rebellion.  


Press contact:
Marianne Andersen, European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017, T 45 2924 3075, marianne.andersen [​at​] aarhus2017.dk; and Helle Erenbjerg, European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017, T 45 2326 3544, helle.erenbjerg [​at​] aarhus2017.dk.

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