11 - 12. September
About the performance
The WOMANhouse was selected as one of the top twenty dance works for Aerowaves16
The WOMANhouse sees four powerfully athletic female performers transform themselves into men. Acting like typical blokes - with beards and all - they stir up fights and frenzy. Questioning masculinity in female bodies, they tear up stereotypical ideas about what it is to be a man - and about what female bodies might do. Tender, aggressive, sexy, blurry - this show crosses all the lines.
Awards and Achievements:
Rewarded by the Danish Scholarship Committee at The Danish Arts Council in 2015 for an outstanding performance made in Denmark.
★★★★★★ – - “The WOMANhouse is an honest display of vulnerable realities between mascu- linity and feminine extremes.” – XQ28, Denmark 2015
★★★★★ “A sharp political spectacle where gender debates take focus.”- Ungt Teater Blod
★★★★★ “Sometimes a little too much, crossing the boarders, crossing lines yet utterly wonderful, The WOMANhouse is certainly something worth experiencing. It will give rise to discussion and reflection.”- 5 Stjerner (blog)
About the artist
Himherandit Productions are an award-winning company that have been creating cutting edge performances since 2002 with artistic direction by Andreas Constantinou.
In 2013 Himherandit Productions ignited a six year performance project titled The GENDERhouse Projects. The GENDERhouse projects are a series of yearly performances and community projects that span out between 2013-2018 around topics of gender, sexuality and identity. To date these yearly performances have great success with extensive international touring and critical responses.
Most recently in 2017 the 6th performance of The GENDERhouse titled WoMAN & WOMAN was nominated for a Reumert Award for best dance performance in Denmark. In 2015 and 2016 Himherandit Productions were named one of the 20 most exciting emerging dance companies in Europe with selection of their performances The WOMANhouse and WOMAN at Aerowaves16 and Aerowaves17 and in 2015 and 2016. Two performance awards were gained for the performances of ReDoing GENDER and The WOMANhouse from the Danish Arts Foundation Scholarship Committee. Now Himherandit Productions bring you GARDEN which is their 7th performance included in The GENDERhouse series.
Title of work: The WOMANhouse
Artist/Company name: Himherandit Productions
Country company is based in: Aarhus, Denmark
Performance venue: Bora Bora – dans og visuelt teater, Big Stage
Dates: 11 - 12. September
Time: 19:30 - 20:30
Director/Choreographer: Andreas Constantinou
Performers: Helena Wilhelmssen, Sarah Armstrong, Antoinette Helbing, Hilde Sandvold
Scenography and Light Design: Jeppe Cohrt
Music: Philippe Jaroussky, Death Note, Nirvana, Vivaldi