71BODIES is a transgender inclusive dance and performance company based in Bergen, Norway. The company was created by Daniel Mariblanca at the beginning of his gender transition out of an urgency to both understand and document the complexities that lie within the transgender identity.
In 2018, the company premiered the multidisciplinary production 71BODIES 1DANCE, which was inspired by seventy one transgender people and their stories. The company has since received local, national and international support and visibility, and is currently working on the productions In First Person, NORMAL. and
A TRUE STORY.
71BODIES emphasizes diverse narratives by including essential perspectives communicated through film, photography and documentary style videography incorporated in its dance and performance productions.
NORMAL is a multidisciplinary art project between dance and film. The project emphasises on generating physical expressions related with affection, care, intimacy, togetherness and collective power with bodies that exist and live outside of the norm. NORMAL is about people, bodies and stories that do not belong to mainstream society and is also about the interactions and intersections that exist between disabilities, sexuality and gender identity.
NORMAL is an artistic collaboration between Maria Terese Engdahl-Høgåsen, Jean-Baptiste Baele, Thomas Bruvik, Ursula Kaufmann and Daniel Mariblanca. The production also includes Invited Protagonists. The work is produced by 71BODIES.