VANITAS

Premiere june 2022 - Den Frie Udstillingsbygning - TOASTER

Concept & choreography: Jules Fischer
Developed and performed in collaboration with: Kai Merke, Andreas Haglund, Sall Lam Toro & Julienne Doko. 
Early research: Paolo de Venecia Gile & Phyllis Akynyi
Costume & Styling: CAmilla Lind
Sound: Jules Fischer
Technical support: Hannibal Andersen

Flowers wither, fruit rot and glass break. Nothing is forever. The title VANITAS refers to baroque still life paintings where the things around us are staged to symbolize both impermanence and vanity. The performance VANITAS will take you into a dark and dreamy world of queer bodies and symbols ruled by change. Here you will meet the precariousness of finding intimacy and meaning in a landscapes dictated by binaries.

VANITAS is performed by professional dancers, performers and singers to a poetic sound collage of popmusic. The performance is filled with ambivalence and everything is in a constant state of transformation. 

This performance is a tribute to queer and trans communities everywhere and to those who most be in flux to be whole. 

Images from developement at HAUT recidency 2020, proces-showing at Bikubenfonden’s Open Studio 2020 and an excerpt live streamed at Det Frie Felts Festival 21