The Time Being
The English version will be performed 14 March, see below.
The Time Being plays at Vordingborg Theater,
from March 7th – 9th at 19.30
Chr. Richardtsvej 43, 4760 Vordingborg.
In Copenhagen at Teaterøen,
from March 13th -16th. at 20.00, March 17th at 17.00 and March 18th at 15.00.
Teaterøen, William Wains Street 11, Refshaleøen, 1432 Copenhagen K.
Director: Nullo Facchini
Scenographer: Tilde Knudsen
Technician/ : Per Aagaard
Technicians: Allan Hansen and Joshua Lindemann
Music design and composer: Marc Facchini Madsen
Assistant to scenographer: Ea Qvortrup
Idea and Concept: Cantabile 2
Project leader: Delia Trice
Graphic design: Lone Fomsgaard
PR and marketing: Helle Bøgelund
Administrator: Helle Iuel
Producer: Maria Westh Hage
Organizers Cantabile 2 and Teaterøen
Cantabile 2 is presenting its new production The Time Being which revolves around the new choices we face, as human beings, in view of digital development and science’s achievements in biotechnology, genetic engineering and nanotechnology.
Humanity is able to emulate the gods, but will this ability refine us and bring happiness? What happens to our relationships, to our own and collective expectations – in a not so distant future – when the human body could be repaired, upgraded, cloned and life expectancy could be significantly extended? What awaits us in a future increasingly dominated by Data-ism, notions that by handling Big Data and algorithms we will be able to overcome difficulties and challenges in our daily lives, a future in which artificial intelligence may be superior to mankind?
These are few of the considerations; The Time Being inspires the audience to deepen the reflection through an actual encounter between physical people. The meeting between performers and audience is central to Cantabile 2’s theatrical form. The Company began in 2003 to develop Human Specific performances and now, The Time Being leads them into a new era.
“What most interested us in the creation of the performance was to research what all these insights into possible future scenarios are doing to us, right now. Right here and now. What happens if you open your mind to how everything could look completely different – how our benchmarks today could change in 200 years. It also brings light to how we live our lives and perceive others and ourselves today.” – Siri Facchini Haff, actor and project developer at Cantabile 2.
The performance is supported by the municipality of Vordingborg and Copenhagen Performing Arts Committee (Københavns Scenekunstudvalg)