New durational work by the acclaimed duo two-women-machine-show and Jonathan Bonnici

In collaboration with two-women-machine-show (DK) and Jonathan Bonnici (DK/UK), Dansehallerne and Kunsthal Charlottenborg present the work ALITY, which spans over 3 hours and invites audience into a space of spaces. The premiere is 24 September and the work can be experienced until 30 September at Kunsthal Charlottenborg.

ALITY comes from an enduring question about the possibilities of subversion/utopia. We choose to work in the realm of possibles from which concrete instances come into being. The piece is an experiment in indeterminacy, thin images that appear unbidden and glide between the lines of common readability offering spaces for the imagination to exercise.

The bodies are on par with the space as a material available for negotiation. The possibility is for all present elements to offer their energetic subtexts. The performers do not compose, they practice, and in the eschewal of a rationalist determination, new longed for sensations and spaces appear. There is no fiction, no predefined images. Not unlike the experience of staring into the tarot or a kaleidoscope, ALITY is a space of spaces that unfolds the more it is attended to. At Charlottenborg we offer a version of ALITY which is particular to the given space and the bodies present.

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In 2015 the Danish duo two-women-machine-show began their collaboration with British actor Jonathan Bonnici. Together they premiered the work TRANS- at Bora Bora’s platform New Nordic Dances. TRANS- has been shown in Denmark, Hungary and Norway and was selected for Berliner Festspiele’s Stückemarkt programme. This year TRANS- was included in the exhibition Welt Ohne Aussen curated by Tino Sehgal and Thomas Oberender at the Martin-Gropious-Bau in Berlin.

Their new work ALITY features South Korean artist Yujin Kim, British composer S. Rieser and the Danish textile artist Lea Paulsen. ALITY premieres at KunsthaL Charlottenborg on the 24th of September. Especially for this edition of the work the team will be joined by British co-performer Emilia Gasiorek. Further info here

Performers, co-creators / Ida-Elisabeth Larsen, Jonathan Bonnici, Yujin Kim, S. Rieser, Emilia Gasiorek
Choreographers, initiators, staging / Marie-Louise Stentebjerg, Ida-Elisabeth Larsen, Jonathan Bonnici
Sound / Rieser
Light / Jesper Møller
Space, textiles, costumes / Lea Paulsen
Voice consultant / Emma Bonnici
Channelling consultant / Sunniva Høgsberg
Residency / UniArts Helsinki, PACT Zollverein, Dansarena Nord
Co-production / Dansehallerne, Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki and Kunsthal Charlottenborg
Thank you / Simo Kellokumpu, Tuija Kokkonen, Anders Paulin, Paula Caspao, Alaknanda Samarth, Pia Stentebjerg, Hanna Reidmar, 13Festivalen

two-women-machine-show (DK) and Jonathan Bonnici (DK/UK): ALITY
Premiere: 24 September 2018 6pm-9pm, tickets to the premiere can be purchased here:
Period: 25-30 September, entrance ticket for Kunsthal Charlottenborg
Time: Monday 24 6pm-9pm, Tuesday 25 3pm-6pm, Wednesday 26 5pm-8pm, Thursday 27 3pm-6pm, Friday 28 1pm-4pm, Saturday 29 1pm-4pm, Sunday 30 1pm-4pm
Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Kgs. Nytorv 1, 1050 Copenhagen K
Duration: 3 hours

Events in connection to ALITY

17 September 7pm-9pm
Practice, imagination and decentralised choreography (dialogue)
Dansehallerne / two-women-machine-show (DK), Jonathan Bonnici (UK/DK)
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27 September 6.30pm-8pm
Choreography as a reading practice (talk)
Choreographer and ph.d.student Simo Kellokumpu (FI)
Part of the performance ALITY
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