Foto: Monica Strømdahl
You are just a human being is a cross-aesthetic performance that explores the theme of evil and its preconditions with five young people between the ages of 14 and 18 as actors. Can young people with their young voices and bodies challenge us adults to see a difficult topic from a new angles?
The performance approaches different aspects of evil in shifts between close, stylized, absurd and abstract expressions. The Coopertest company’s ambition with the project is to ask existential questions that can bring the phenomenon closer to the audience.
«Did you know that no one thinks they are evil?»
DIRECTORS: Maja Roel and Guro Anna Wyller Odden.
ACTORS: Rakel Øfsti Nesje, Robin Strøm Nilsen, Ina Trøan Berg, Ingvild Tohon Skjønsfjell Lakou and Martin Severin Fossum Wangberg.
TEXT AND CO-DIRECTION: Mattis Herman Nyquist
SCENOGRAPHY: Mari Hesjedal
COSTUME DESIGN: Ingunn Sønsteby
LIGHT: Ingeborg Olerud
MUSIC COMPOSITION AND PRODUCTION Øystein Wyller Odden and Jørn Tore Egseth
VOICE GUIDANCE: Hanna Gjermundrød
PRODUCED BY: Landing og Coopertest company, co-produced by Rom for Dans
SUPPORTED BY: Norwegian Cultural Council, Fritt ord, Stjørdal municipality and Trondheim municipality
The performance was shown at Rom for dans in Oslo, Teaterhuset Avantgarden in Trondheim and at Lokstallen in Stjørdal.