& Dans, For Satan

22. September


About the performance

A double program of two performances by Travis Alabanza (UK) and Hilde Sanvold (DK).

About O/B/S/T/A/C/L/E:
Travis Alabanza presents abstracts from their upcoming solo show. A reading. A confession. A breaking down. An obstacle. In the observation of how a trans body, a black body, a body out of borders and barriers can survive. When does the body become not yours, but theirs? How good are we at dodging objects? Words? Stares? What happens when the body does not want to perform anymore, but merely wants to confess.

About Dans, for satan:
Dans, for satan, is a short reflection based around the themes of gender and sexuality, and on being caught in your own starting-point. A small poem, and an icebreaker.

The piece aims to discuss issues in what one can call «the post equated society», where many of us grow up being told, that women and men can do the same thing: that is, exactly whatever we want.

Dans, for Satan, is a question-mark set as an exclamation-mark. It is a mixture of the choreographer’s own words, and other thoughts. It is chaos, and an attempt of control.

The solo is performed in an expressive and extroverted physical language. It was created at Dansens Hus, Oslo, April 2017.

«Am I the only one, who does not understand the difference between Tinder, and Pokémon Go?» - Hilde I. Sandvold

The piece was chosen for Aerowaves 2018.


About the performance

About Travis Alabanza:
Travis Alabanza (London,UK) is a performance artist, writer, theatre maker and general shit talker. Their work uses poetry, performance, sound and confessions to talk about the survival of Black, racialised, trans bodies. In 2016/17 they became an artist in residence at the Tate, performed in venues internationally including The Tate, V&A, ICA, Transmission Gallery, Hamburg International Festival, and a short US tour. They have been listed by Dazed, ID, Mobo and other publications as one of the most prominent emerging queer voices in the UK, noted by OUT as an influential young LGBT+ figure - and have often been noted as paving much of the discourse for current UK trans artistic conversation. Their debut poetry book 'Before I step Outside (you love me)' was released and sold to over 19 countries worldwide, and they are recently starring in the critically acclaimed 'Jubilee' at the Royal Exchange and Lyric Hammersmith Theatre.

About Hilde Sandvold:
Hilde Ingeborg Sandvold, is a Norwegian dance artist, based in Denmark. She got her official education from The Danish National School of Performing Arts, graduating in 2013. Working as a dancer, she has collaborated with a vast number of choreographers and companies throughout Europe; Tina Tarpgaard, Ted Stoffer, David Zambrano, Edhem Jesenkovic, Kitt Johnson, Wim Vandekeybus/Ultima Vez and Andreas Constantinou to name a few. In addition, Hilde has created a number of shorter solo-works, performed in different contexts in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium and Ireland. Examples of these are, «Greenpiece», «Crossfade» (both produced by Kitt Johnson/X-act), «Just a stupid little piece/Girl on Fire» and recently, «Dans, for Satan», chosen for Aerowaves 2018.

«With faith in that the thoughts exist in the head, which exists on top of the body. And with faith in, that the toes are also to be blamed, for the ways of our thinking».-Hilde I. Sandvold



Title of work: O/B/S/T/A/C/L/E & Dans, For Satan
Artist/Company name: Travis Alabanza & Hilde Sandvold
Performance venue: Open stage, Godsbanen
Dates: 22. September
Time: 19:30 - 20:45



Credits: O/B/S/T/A/C/L/E
Written and Performed by Travis Alabanza
with projections by Daniel Braithwaite-Shirley.

Credits: Dans, for satan
Director/Choreographer: Hilde Ingeborg Sandvold
Performers: Hilde Ingeborg Sandvold
Music: -Costume design: - (Hilde Ingeborg Sandvold)
Light design: Martin Myrvold

Set design: - (Hilde Ingeborg Sandvold)
Text/author: Hilde Ingeborg Sandvold
Supporters and funders: Dansens Hus, Oslo (co-producers) and Dansekunst i Grenland (residency during production..)