11. June 2022




Odin Teatret
Særkærparken 144
7500 Holstebro

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Kr. 120 / 60

Jana Korb, Germany

Performer and director: Jana Korb
Idea, artistic research, performance: Jana Korb - Acro- batic and dance research: Jana Korb, Stephanie N’Du- hirahe, Hoppe Hoppinsky, Carmen Küster, Flo* Strass, Benjamin Richter, Jennie Zimmermann - Critical Com- panion: Melmun Bajarchuu - Outside Eyes: Stephanie N’Duhirahe, Angie Hiesl - Rigging: Hoppe Hoppinsky
Duration: 40 min. - Performed in English


Aerial performance about circus and body

If I can’t dance to it, it’s not my revolution. With this quote by Emma Goldman, Jana Korb asks herself: How can I be part of your revolution, when I am too hurt to dance? How can I change the world, when I cannot be present? At the moment this “I” is hypothetic, a healthy feeling “I”. But this “I” - as an agent of the art of risk, an agent of circus - is always creating with the knowledge that the situation might change any time.

Jana Korb is interested in bodies, situated between discipline and alternative ability, between circus body and injured body, between adrenalin high and pain: she is looking for the discrepancy between the disciplined, functioning body of the aerial artist - overachieving norms of health and fitness - and the reality that there is no such thing as a “healthy” body. Hence, the mi- crocosm circus, is it just an aspect of our society that bases its norms on physical differences? How can we depict these physical norms by the art of circus? With #AbleBodiesAndStones Jan Korb is searching for a cir- cus of the future.

Jana Korb is an artist, aerialist, and cultural scientist. She creates and produces aerial theatre and narrative circus, mainly produc- ing performances in public spaces. Jana Korb’s personal style is largely influenced by Czech experimental theatre and its strong tradition of object theatre. As a creator and researcher, she is searching for a circus of the future. Her artistic research leads her to special, forgotten women. She is artistic director of the Luftar- tistik Festspiele Berlin (Aerial Arts Festival Berlin), co-founder of RAW cultural space (Berlin), and now the first chair of the German Association for Theatre in Public Spaces. She lives and works as part of the collective Korb+Stiefel in Berlin Lichtenberg.

3 - 12 June 2022

An international theatre festival for women in contemporary theatre. This year’s festival theme is
The Splendour of the Ages
Theatre - Women - Courage

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.