71BODIES is the first transgender inclusive dance and performance company to create and produce a work for and by an all transgender cast.
In First Person – The Dance is created, performed and produced by an all transgender cast, which makes it the first professional work of its kind in Norway.
In First Person – The Dance is a multidisciplinary, collaborative performance premiering during the festival Oktoberdans in Bergen in October 2020. This will be an intimate manifestation of the topics discussed in the streamed episodes of The House [Digital], and mirrors the discussions of The Festival.
The audience will join nine transgender protagonists on a journey of erasing the boundaries between trans/not trans, performers/audience and stage/home, and experience the performance in first person. Playing with ideas of reality and fiction, consequences of choices, and what bodies are represented on stage, the performance proposes another way of producing beauty and generating desire.
The Dance wishes to include, involve and acknowledge the society as a whole, and create a space where we have the courage to enter into the darkness and colour each other’s’ grey areas. In times of social distancing, we aim for intimacy.
All photos: Paulina Tamara
In First Person – The Dance is a co-production with BIT Teatergarasjen, Carte Blanche, Karmaklubb, Bergen Kjøtt, Wrap, Kunsthall 3,14, KRAFT and What You See Festival.
Performance dates: 24–25 October 2020 at Studio Bergen.