Verdrängen, Verdrängen, Verdrängen

Verdrängen, Verdrängen, Verdrängen[1] is a nerdy, geeky, Oblivia style experimental vocal music theatre performance about emotions and politics, and emotions in politics. Oblivia tackles several aspects of the German word for displacement and repression in collaboration with the Stuttgart based composer Yiran Zhao.  

Verdrängen Verdrängen Verdrängen will premiere in February 2020 at the new music festival ECLAT in Theater Rampe, Stuttgart. With Verdrängen, Verdrängen, Verdrängen Oblivia celebrates its 20 years of existence in 2020.

Working group
Performers: Alice Ferl, Timo Fredriksson, Annika Tudeer.
Devising: Alice Ferl, Timo Fredriksson, Anna–Maija Terävä, Annika Tudeer.
Light design: Meri Ekola.
Costume design: Tua Helve. 
Composer & sound design: Yiran Zhao.
Production: Oblivia/ Jenny Nordlund in collaboration with RÖD/ Katja Tolonen and Jenni Salminen and ehrliche arbeit/ Elena Polzer.

Co-producers
Theater Rampe, Stuttgart (DE), ECLAT new music festival Stuttgart (DE), ARGEkultur Salzburg (AT), Espoo City Theatre (FI), Tampereen Työväen Teatteri (FI) 

Supporters
Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Helsinki City, Konstsamfundet, Stiftelsen Tre Smeder, Svenska kulturfonden & TINFO – Theatre Info Finland/ MOTI

Residency
Light Box, Detroit (US)

Premiere | 7th of February 2020, ECLAT Festival at Theater Rampe, Stuttgart
Feb 8, 9, 12, 13, 14 and 15 Theater Rampe, Stuttgart
Mar 7-8 ARGEKultur, Salzburg

Finnish premiere and dates will be announced later.


[1]Verdrängen: repression, displacement