The sun is shining, the water is clear, people walk the streets and I am still suffocating. Everything is fine, life goes around, and the news keeps alarming us: this is the world we built. Here I am alive, my body pullulating with dreams and with war, I look around and no one meets my eyes. Here I thirst and I feel, I reach and I strive, I spill and I desire; won’t you come with me?
The performance Desabar to Fall Over is based on the Brazilian artist Marina Dubias vision of the Brazilian carnival tradition as a tool of disruption. In a close group formation, performers dance their way through the streets of Christianshavn, throwing confetti into the air. However, the small pieces of colored confetti are not made of gold and glitter, but selected headlines from Denmark and around the world reporting on controversial political decisions, climate catastrophe, and the continued enforcement of violence. The carnival is thus turned into an ambiguous celebration that invites the public to dance and party, but at the same time discharges aggression and discomfort.
Saturday 10 June at 16.30-17.30
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O – Overgaden
Overgaden Neden Vandet 17
1414 København K
Level-free access – no
Handicap toilet – no
Free for companion – yes