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– a performance installation presented in a collaboration between the Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art in Copenhagen and Cantabile 2

Throughout the history of mankind, many rituals have been lost, and among those preserved, some have been worn out by time. But what if we could create rituals that correspond to our time? How would we then choose to celebrate life? How would we mark the beginning or end of love, the child’s entry into adulthood, fertility, the seasons, the end of life, the beginning of life, healing, the end of an epidemic?

Re(w)Rite! is a participant-involved and transformative performance installation created specifically for the rooms of the Free Exhibition Building in Copenhagen, where the audience is invited over a month-long course to explore a journey of rituals. Guests of Re(w)Rite! are present both as observers and participants at the different levels of ritual actions and innovations.

The predetermined schedule of ritual events of different durations will give the audience access to Re(w)Rite! at many times of the day and you can stay in the installation for 2, 4, 6 hours – or a full day.
Each day will have a new structure as the rituals arise and develop in the interaction between audiences and performers during the performance period. Therefore, the audience can experience the work 1, 2, 3 or many more times, each time at a higher level of intimacy and influence.

But not all guests have equal rights! Re(w)Rite! provides a hierarchical system where returning guests will have new experiences at higher levels with increasing rights to co-creation. This will give them access to increasingly sophisticated ritual acts, and at the highest level they will be absorbed into the work and thus take up residence in Re(w)Rite!

Re(w)Rite! creates present, audience-engaging and individually tailored experiences that offer us to expand our understanding of performing arts and give us present, intimate, existential experiences and genuine, sensory encounters between people. Presence and meetings, which are not least lacking in our time because of the superfluous physical presence of social media, but also because of the real threat from viral pandemics, of which we have just learned an example.

Re(w)Rite! has 12 performers, a daily running time of 10 hours and is expected to receive 30 audiences every two hours.

Ticket sales opens in 2021.

Expected duration
2,5 hours per visit. Please come back again for a new experience.
250 DKK per visit
  • Dates
    19. May 2021 – 12. June 2021
    Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art in Copenhagen
    Premieres 19 May. Ticket sales open early spring 2021
  • Credits
    Siri Facchini Haff og mange flere. Navne følger senere.
    Idé, concept and director
    Nullo Facchini
    Playwright, writer
    Cantabile 2 og Den Frie Udstillingsbygning
    Maria Westh Hage
    PR & marketing
    Helle Bøgelund
  • Supporters
    • Vordingborg municipality
    • Bikuben Funds

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