Human in Balance

Europe is at a critical juncture. At breaking point – some believe. Its borders are challenged, and its dream of unification is under pressure. DON GNU and Dance House Lemesos present an exploration of the European citizen’s condition with Humans in Balance, in which they explore the current situation in a work of physical dance theatre that pulsates and dynamically shifts on the 500-kilo heavy balancing board ‘The Turmoil.’

DON GNU – Physical Theatre & Film is an artistic collaboration that focuses on dance and physical theatre. The company was founded in 2010 by the two choreographers Jannik Elkær and Kristoffer Louis Andrup Pedersen, who also constitute the artistic duo at the helm of DON GNU. Today the company is one of the most touring company in Denmark. In addition to extensive tour activities in Denmark, DON GNU has also toured in all the Nordic Countries, South Korea, Canada, big parts of Europe and Cuba. The company’s name is built around the paradox embedded in the name DON GNU. Don as an individual, and Gnu (wildebeest) as a herd animal, the constellation of both the individual and the collective creates the dynamism, experimentation and development-basis for the ideas that are the hallmark of DON GNU productions.

‘Human in balance’  is developed as part of the European Capital of Culture 2017 – in collaboration with the Cypriot Dance House Lemosos and Bora Bora – Dance and Visual Theatre.

The performance is a collaboration between Theater Momentum and DYNAMO Workspace.

OBS The performance takes place at DYNAMO Workspace.

Supported by

Odense Municipality Danish arts council