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Verk Produksjoner

Come As You Are

18. mars 2017

Utsolgt alle dager / Sold out. Oslo Internasjonale Teaterfestival

Atelier Nord, Olaf Ryes plass 2 16.03.2017 17:00

Atelier Nord, Olaf Ryes plass 2 17.03.2017 17:00

Atelier Nord, Olaf Ryes plass 2 18.03.2017 17:00

1 h. 30 min.

Come as you are is inspired not only by the rock band Nirvana,

but by a preface explaining how to read the philosopher Spinoza by “coming as you are”. In other words, an open invitation to allow yourself not to understand everything, but let go, get lost and find your way back again.

Stripping everything down to the bones, revealing the expressive power of imitation and simple gestures. We are searching for the small moments of joy: the joy in repetition, the joy in patterns, the joy of finding connections and the joy of imitating other people. Simply put, a panorama of unconcealed joy.

It’s a wish to exhibit simple human behavior: playing, showing, sliding, dancing. Exploring our shortcomings, our faults, our desires and, not least, our love.

We want the situation, the body at work, to be not only a representation of a narrative, but the narrative itself.

– Verk Produksjoner



The artists of Verk produksjoner are known for their epic and vaudevillesque form of acting with satirical and political undertones changing swiftly between storytelling, acting and improvisation. Their approach has always been to open up for all the possibilities of the work, mixing different styles and approaches that establish a strong connection with the audience and a solid sense of here and now.

Comes As You are will take place at Atelier Nord.

By and with: Verk Produksjoner. Photo and video: Camilla Jensen. Supported by: Arts Council Norway and Dramatikkens Hus.


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