Performing artists and collaborators:
Conception, choreography & performance: Tania Soubry
Dance, performance & co-creation:
Laura Doehler, Pepa Ubera & Henrique Furtado
Dramaturgy & co-creation: Alexandra Baybutt
Production Management: Kathy Alcalde
Music: Dan Nicholls & Tania Soubry
Sound assistant: Michael Picknett
Costume & scenography: Florent Venet & Tania Soubry
Lighting Design: Marc Thein
Consultation: Eva Martinez
Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Trois C-L – Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois, Le Centre Culturel Régional opderschmelz, within the frame of the programme « La Chapelle de la Danse » initiated by Cie La Baraka / La Chapelle – Abou Lagraa & Nawal Aït Benalla in Annonay.
Kultur.lx, Ministère de la Culture du Luxembourg, Annonay Rhône Agglo « En Scènes», Fondation Biermans Lapôtre
With DJ Whimsy you are invited to witness struggles of the systems we are part of and the climates within us. The project deals with climate breakdown, focusing on how it is in crisis through culture and politics. We do this through the embodiment of three archetypes. On one side, its business as usual and in denial, and on the other are those affected by indifference. In between, the archetype of politics is caught in the trance of the status quo but nevertheless aware, and dreading the ongoing damage.
The project uses the metaphor of a rave party with three dancers, where a sense of collectivity and interconnection is gradually lost as the music accelerates and the connective tissue between them reaches breaking point. As the party turns into a fight, DJ Whimsy’s last track throws them into a hurricane, reconnecting them to their always-already entanglement. Mutual recognition of vulnerability offers a new foundation as the party finishes. A new beginning with a deeper sense of interdependence.