Transit Festival: The Rapture
21. June 2019
21:45 - 22:45
Kr. 120 / 60
Moira Finucane has been hailed as ‘transcendent’ by audiences across 5 continents and described by critics as ‘exquisité’, ‘the volcanic physical presence’, ‘mesmerizing’, and as a ‘national treasure’.
Her new production The Rapture sets fire to a decade of performance practice, reincarnating Finucane as a transformer, a snake always shedding her skin, writhing through a visual feast of prophecy, Gothic dreams, birds of prey, soaring wings, apocalyptic fairy tales.
A Wunderkammer, a Human Illuminated Manuscript of the Sacred and Ruined Heart. To explore the taxonomy of hope, transgression and the treasured. Art vs Extinction. Some of the earliest manuscripts were written on skin, and The Rapture takes all that has been written on the skin of Moira Finucane and brings it together with some of Australia’s most distinctive sculptors, a community of highly gifted intellectually disabled artists, extraordinary singers and vocal artists, composers, and haute couture creators.
Immersed in a visual and aural landscape created by internationally renowned sculptors William Eicholtz & Catherine Lane; visual artists from Arts Projects Australia; sonic & red centre genius Shinjuku Thief and Eleanor Jo'ngarli Nalyirrima Dixon and a catacomb choir of beyond-genre voices: from heavenly voiced counter-tenor diva Mama Alto, smoky chanteuse Clare St Clare and 82-year-old heartbreaking songbird Shirley Cattunar.
The Rapture is the result of several years of international exploration and presentation by Finucane, including her time as the inaugural Creative Fellow of the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), which saw Finucane immerse herself in galleries and collections around the world and deliver the runaway hit, The Intimate 8, at NGV this past January. In her pursuit of this work, Finucane has performed on the sides of a mountain in South America, in abandoned power -houses in Slovenia, reduced the Cuban literati to tears, and for the first time ever, alchemised her training in science, her decade’s work in gender-in-development, taxonomy, extinction, fine art, wildness and the philosophy of treausuring into an immersive storm.“
READ MORE here (pdf in English)
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.