Transit Festival: Après l'oubli
21. June 2019
20:30 - 21:20
Kr. 120 / 60
We, the survivors, are not the true witnesses. […] We, the survivors, are not only an exiguous but also an anomalous minority: We are those who by their prevarications or abilities or good luck did not touch rock bottom. Those who did so, those who saw Gorgon, have not returned to tell about it or have returned mute, but they are the “Muslims,” the submerged, the complete witnesses, the ones whose deposition would have a general significance. They are the rule, we are the exception.
An artistic performance in continuity with Oblivion
Following the adaptation of Frederika Amalia Finkelstein’s novel Oblivion last year, this new project deepens the reflections on the duty of memory by Compagnie Libre Cours.
In her performance, Julie Benegmos tells the story of her own family, and of her grandparent’s escape from Auscwhitz. Through short anecdotes and memories, she gradually gives spectators an intimate portrait of the memory of the Holocaust in daily life.
Each anecdote, each slice of life echoes the larger story and questions the future—that which we construct together in the present.
The show is accompanied by an online platform that allows spectators to deepen their search into the questions posed during the performance. The content performed will represent only a small portion of the literary, cinematographic, and archival content held online.
This concept of an infinite theater allows the director to create a tool for pedagogy, but also for exchange between Compagnie Libre Cours and the spectators. In addition, the website will provide a platform to follow parallel projects created in concert with the performance—for example with high schools, middle schools, and other partners of the project.
The new project thus continues the work undertaken by the director last year and builds more concrete connections with the public—both in the performance and in the tools created to avoid leaving the spectators “alone” after the show. Instead, these tools will provide accompaniment to the spectators in their reflection and help answer their questions that arise along the way.
DKK 120 / 60 for students; Pensioners; groups of 10+
Reservation of tickets: tel. +45 9742 4777
Mon - Fri between 9.00 -15.00 hrs.
Reserved tickets must be picked up no later than 15 min. before the performance begins.
This work demonstration is presented as part of the 9th TRANSIT FESTIVAL hosted at Odin Teatret.
TRANSIT FESTIVAL 12 - 23 June 2019
An international theatre festival for women in contemporary theatre. This year’s festival theme is Hope in Action, during which 56 performances, 6 workshops and two art exhibitions will be presented by more than 75 artists from 5 continents.
The Transit Festival has existed since 1995 and it is part of The Magdalena Project, an international network of women in theatre created to enable women to produce work that more profoundly reflects their own experience. The festival is directed by Julia Varley, actress of Odin Teatret.