Disko Arts Festival 2018 will feature a program of new productions of Greenlandic experimental theatre and contemporary music in collaboration with international artists from ranging from the Nordics to Africa. Below are a few of the key works that will be presented during the festival in 2018 – for full program, see About.
Sounds of Inucity was developed during Rhizomatic Nodes Sessions in Berlin (May 2017) and at the 2017 edition of the Disko Arts Festival. The piece was premiered at PACT Zollverein in Germany for the Ruhrtriennale 2017 as part of the series ‘Episodes of the South’, and will be further developed and performed during Disko Arts Festival 2018.The was enabled with kind supported by the International co-production fund of the Goethe Institute.
All the Days of Our Lives is a Disko Arts Festival co-production with Nordwind Festival (Germany), Silent Green (Germany), Kampnagel (Germany) and Q Dance Company (Nigeria). The piece was initiated during Disko Arts Festival 2017 and further developed in Berlin and Hamburg late 2017, with „ work in program performances at Kampnagel Hamburg and at Silent Green Berlin. The work will be further developed at the Lagos Dance Gathering in February 2018.
Thematically, All the Days of Our Lives is casted in between blasphemy and a violent disobedience, in a bid to undo the layers of violence and domination by another over another. This piece isn’t a call to action of any sort, it is in fact a call to inaction and to inflect upon the new being that European migration have created of us all over the last century of colonisation, how those new humans have created orphans who now migrated equally and people the global capitals, with a crude legitimacy for being there.
This project is a quest to establish a new tribe, a tribe devoid of stereotypes and preconceived notion. A tribe of singing, dancing and theatrical nomads holding hands from Nigeria, to Greenland, Iceland and Germany, enlarging the circle in search of the new being.
New work by Arnannguaq Gerstrøm.
Disko Bay native Arnannguaq Gerstrøm started developing her work 1301 during Disko Arts Festival 2017, and an early version of the piece was performed by Ensemble Adapter on amplified flute, electronic harp and percussion, Sofia Jernberg on vocals, and Brian Smith on electronics. An extended version of the piece will premiere during Disko Arts Festival 2018.