Complexity of Belonging
Commissioned by Melbourne Theatre Company, Melbourne Festival, Brisbane Festival and Théâtre National de Chaillot
Presented by Aarhus 2017 and Aarhus Festival
From a long-standing and critically lauded collaboration comes a daring, politically charged work from two of dance and theatre’s most unflinching creative talents. Uniting the charged direction of Dutch choreographer, Anouk van Dijk and the text and direction of German writer, Falk Richter, Complexity of Belonging is the product of two masters at work.
A powerful, darkly humorous exploration of identity in the age of social media and hyperspace, Complexity of Belonging peers into the lives of nine interconnected individuals as they grapple with the question: how and where do I belong? Nationality, gender, sexuality and history collide and fragment on stage in this audacious, theatrical exposé into the daily trials of surviving in a hyper-connected, hyper-sensitive, globalised society.