Verdrängen Verdrängen Verdrängen

Let’s let it all out! Oblivia lets loose in a nerdy, geeky exploration of the many facets of the German word ‘verdrängen – ranging from repression and suppression to dislocation and pushing away. On a simply black stage only illuminated by white neon lines hanging from the ceiling, three performers test the boundaries of experimental new music theater, as they delve into collective European memories from the early 20th century to 1989 – when it all changed.  

Verdrängen Verdrängen Verdrängen will premiere in February 2020 at the new music festival ECLAT in Theater Rampe, Stuttgart. 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
Composition, sound design, and live electronic: Yiran Zhao
Songs and vocal work: Alice Ferl, Timo Fredriksson, Anna-Maija Terävä and Annika Tudeer
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, Goethe-Institut Finnland; das NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ Koproduktionsförderung Tanz, gefördert von der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien; i-Portunus.

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