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Designing the End

Zodiak, 2021
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Photos & video: Aino Kontinen

Designing the End is a fabulation of the future, past and present. It is acceptance. A farewell. An effort to grasp something that is larger than us.

Designing the End discusses the end of our current civilisation, and the contemporary human’s obsession with their imagined death. The performance is an audiovisual montage consisting of hunches, flickers and both familiar and strange realities.

How far can we stretch the thought of designing the end of the world and our own death? How can we remain righteous and empathetic in a changing world? What kind of story will be told about us in the future?

Concept, direction and on stage: Broas & Nyberg

Choreography: Jenna Broas

Spatial, video and light design: Fabian Nyberg

Sound design: Ville Aalto

Costume and textile design: Hanne Jurmu in collaboration with Taneli Ukura

Assisting spatial and video design: Aino Kontinen

Produced by: Zodiak - Center for New Dance, O linjär ry

Supporters: Arts Promotion Centre Finland, The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, Konstsamfundet, Tre Smeder foundation, The Finnish Cultural Foundation

Premiere date and place: 30.9.2021 Zodiak – Center for New Dance, Helsinki

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