In it together – Close Encounters Vol. 2


*Exercises for revolutionaries #3

*Exercises for revolutionaries is a series of hello!earth works, collectively exploring the sensing body as an activist.

IN IT TOGETHER is an investigation into the complex equation of distance and empathy, and the influence between the two.

Equipped with headphones, in a space with 35 people you are guided through a sequences of simple gestures and movements.

The soundscape invites you to inhabit a number of significant life moments and fragments of personal experiences gathered from a diverse group of people from near and far. These traces come to life in our own bodies and are re-lived as a collective experience. A contemporary ritual dedicated to the experience of a collective body and the expansion of our radius of empathy.

The events at Den Frie is simultaneously broadcasted live via a local radio station, extending the collective experience and giving everyone within a radius of 8 km. the opportunity to listen in -and to join the experience from their own livingroom. (Find the FM frequency here/on the website)

IN IT TOGETHER is based on an extensive research into meaning and moments of life. The moments were gathered with very diverse groups of people and translated into movement scores. The research was part of the community project “Dance your neighbour”, a co-production between Dansehallerne, Bora Bora and hello!earth and was presented in the village of Skjød as part of Cultural Capital Århus 2017.

Co-creating artists / Daniel Norback, Merete Byrial, Vera Maeder, Jacob Langaa Sennek
Movement research / Anu Rajala Erkut, Vera Maeder, Merete Byrial & many people
Sound design / Pelle Skovmand
Concept, choreography, visual design / Vera Maeder and Jacob Langaa-Sennek
Supported by / Danish Arts Council, Nordea Fonden, Århus 2017, Københavns Kommune, Ta’ fat om dansen.

About hello!earth
hello!earth creates participatory cross-disciplinary art works with relational approach, where the presence of the audience is the co-creating and central element. The base of the work is an inquiry into consciousness and an exploration of the myth of reality. An attempt to unfold the potential of possible relations between people and place and make interconnectedness and diversity tangible. The works are always spaces for an audience to experience, sense and do.
hello!earth insists on that art is a place for big and fragile visions. A laboratory space where new thoughts and ideas can become reality, and where we together create the world, instead of consuming it.
Current works are participatory walks and journeys in urban space and nature, site-specific installations & interventions, participatory works for larger groups, “do it yourself” works which unfold on your mobile phone as well as workshop-projects addressing community.
Since hello!earth was formed in 2007 we have done 15 works in 10 different countries and co-operated with leading art, theatre and dance institutions worldwide. To name a few, works were presented and produced at Mercat de les Flors in Barcelona, Panoramafestival in Rio de Janeiro, SESC in Sao Paulo , Palestinian National Theatre in Jerusalem,  and at Copenhagen international Theatre’s Metropolis Biennale.

IN IT TOGETHER *Exercises for revolutionaries #3
is both a performance (50 minutes duration) and an installation.

The performance will take place /
April 5th and 6th / 4 – 4.50 pm + 7 – 7.50 pm
April 7th / 3 – 3.50 pm + 5 – 5.50 pm

NOTE! there are limited number of tickets (35 for each performance) where you participate for 50 min. If you wish to participate in the performance you can reserve a “ticket” at the box office half an hour before the performance begin, first-come-first served.
The associated installation is open during the festival’s opening hours.

Close Ecounters Vol. 2
The work is part of the festival Close Encounters Vol. 2 – Dansehallernes festival, presented at Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art.
Welcome to four days with international performative choreographic works and installations that invite the audience into a co-creation universe. The festival offers an opportunity to explore, be provoked and seduced. More info about the festival Close Encounters Vol. 2 here

Tickets for Close Encounters Vol. 2
You buy a festival ticket for a day in the period April 4-7, 2019 and the chosen day you can experience all the works, installations and talks going on – except for the children´s performance RUSTLE/KNITREN where you must buy a separate ticket.

Notice there is limited access to the performances IN IT TOGETHER and feelings, half an hour before the performances begin you can reserve a “ticket” at the box office, first-come-first served

Opening hours of the festival
April 4th / 6.30 – 9.30 pm
April 5th / 3 – 9.30 pm
April 6th / 3 – 9.30 pm
April 7th / 3 – 6 pm

Duration: 50 minutes

Where / Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Oslo Plads 1, CPH