In her Social Media Series - a work series started in 2016, Noora Hannula focuses on the concepts we have of ourselves online now that everyone has the tools to be their own PR-manager. She is deeply fascinated by the millennials - the so-called Snowflake-generation. The generation that is born to be special, said to be weak, who knows the problems of the world and how to enjoy fast-food dating, all while pointing a merciless camera at themselves at all times.
"WELCOME TO WAITING FOR THE BAD THING TO HAPPEN! – humanity’s las self-help Gala, where we will now wait and prepare ourselves to face the end of the world in the most meaningful and (of course) in the most BANGING way possible!
According to our calculations the end is going to happen already within the next 45 minutes, so we better get started!"
Inspired by the contemporary depictions of "the end of the world", WAITING FOR THE BAD THING TO HAPPEN explores with humour and equilibristic choreography the things we could find meaningful or worth a while staging and sharing when facing our own mortality - and our desire to go out with a bang!
The show is presented in collaboration with Bornholms Kulturuge.
Supported by the Danish Arts Council, the Nordic Culture Fund, Nordic Culture Point and Knud Højgaard’s Fund.
Come and see THE YOUTUBER! A show that begins on Youtube and ends on stage as a horror mystery!
On the Nordic Beasts YouTube channel you are invited to follow a group of truly AWESOME dancers in their daily vlogs, whom after an otherwise terrific start on their production, are soon confronted by things that seem to be severely off. When suddenly one of the dancers goes missing suspicions start to rise and the play with reality turns into REAL horror!
Now the absurdities continue on stage as they, along with their audience, trace their steps back to unravel the mystery and find out what REALLY happened.
Through interactive dance and Youtube horror THE YOUTUBER plays with the perceived social media reality and explores the dream job of every third 12-17 year old: being a Youtuber - with all that it entails.
A dance theater show about truth vs online branding, that combines aggressive social media use, documentary style film and amazing choreography!
Because somewhere between the latest cat video and the news of Trump’s Presidency the truth became subjective - We: The Nordic Beasts decided to change the life as we know it to become popstars. We succeeded, and now we will not only perform Europe’s most epic stage show ever, but also share our inspirational story of success. There is only one but: None of it ever happened. But what then? Is reality worth anything?
The show is a co-production of The Nordic Beasts, Dansehallerne, Dansearena Nord and Danse Festival Barents. The work is supported by the Danish Arts Council and Nordic Culture Fund.
Research supported also by Kokko1721 residence.
In Snap Me, 20231 LIKES the spectators are taken as far as likes are worth. While the performers create images that illustrates that reality is not always, what we are trying to manufacture it to be and show how much the currency of likes talks to us.
The show targets a vast audience from teenagers to their parents. It opens up discussions about these real platforms that take up space and time in our lives while being an abstract reality living in our pockets.
Tour supported 2018-2019 by Danish Arts Councils Garantiordning
The Whole Fire
A physically merciless solo reflecting on identity at the online-information era! Using the most popular online publications as its source, the work playfully explores the national identity of a Finn in 2017.
Performed at Copenhagen stage Festival 2017!