BLACKOUT // Mute Comp Physical Theatre (DK)

With BLACKOUT! Mute Comp. completes three years of intense immersion in the criminal economies of the world: sex, weapons and drugs. BLACKOUT! – ABOUT DRUGS AND ESCAPISM is one last major exclamation mark where Mute Comp. turns their attention towards the use of drugs, the temptation and the multifaceted consequences that are related to addiction.

BLACKOUT! focuses on the strangeness of human behavior and the dark sides of the human personality as it addresses mankind’s desire to escape reality – the urge to daydream, repress or even deny reality.

 BLACKOUT! is about not being able to resist, not being able to say no or claim that you don’t want that ticket to utopia. We explore the feeling of being drawn to a rush, while at the same time looking the consequences straight in the eye, in a haze of smoke and steam, blaring noise and blinding light. In the performance, the audience will experience a team of seasoned dancers and a group of terrific musicians who will complete the circle with an intense, insisting and slightly crooked finale to our trilogy about criminal economies.

BLACKOUT! is performed by dancers Kasper Ravnhøj, Jacob Stage, Louise Hyun Dahl and Thomas Bentin (nominated for the Danish Theatre Award in 2011). Additionally, Mute Comp. has hired three stellar musicians: Kirstine Stubbe Teglbjærg, MC Jabber and Dodebum aka Henrik Sundh have all had long and succesful careers in the music industry. Kirstine Stubbe Teglbjærg, MC Jabber and Dodebum will create the music for BLACKOUT! and they will also be performing it live on stage.

"...imagery and imaginative story about drugs." - POLITIKEN, 18.04.12.

"An amazing, innovative, challenging and sensual experience where theater, music, dance and performance art assimilate." - GAFFA, 16.04.12.

"...a wonderful concert and dance performance on ecstasy and loss." - TEATERBLOGGEN, 17.04.12.

SET DESIGN: Johan Kølkjær.

COSTUMES: Johan Kølkjær and Camilla Lind. 

LIGHT DESIGN: Michael Breiner.

DRAMATURGE: Anne Hübertz Brekne.


PRESS PHOTOS: Søren Meisner.

BLACKOUT! was supported by Statens Kunstråds Scenekunstudvalg, Statens Kunstfond, Københavns Scenekunstudvalg, Wilhelm Hansen Fonden, Konsul Jorck og Hustru Emma Jorcks Fond and Dansk Skuespillerforbund.