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  • Chris O'Reilly

One month to go! Artist drop no.6

Updated: Aug 3, 2023

We are exactly one month away from the start of Gothenburg Fringe 2023!

In our final big drop of artists, we celebrate three brilliant local acts who will be part of our special opening weekend at Slakthuset, more info below, a returning Fringe friend and three thrilling international works.

Gothenburg Fringe Festival 2023 takes place on 1-10 September, when approximately 110 performances at 9 venues around the city. Fringe gathers a unique blend of talented artists from around the world in theatre, comedy, dance, music, poetry and everything in between.

We're celebrating our eighth year in Gothenburg and the new longer format will give you an opportunity to experience more than ever before.

Curious? Come along and discover this celebration of alternative performing arts for yourself and get your tickets here.

by Voloz Collective (UK)

The creators of smash-hit The Man Who Thought He Knew Too Much come to Gothenburg with an electrifying new show.

Martin Scorsese meets Wes Anderson meets Pixar in this nail-biting comic thriller.

Jess Wildgoose fights to make her name on Wall Street, but her dreams seem unreachable in this dizzying world of ambition, illusion, and high-risk equity trading - until an Earth-shattering discovery threatens to turn her world upside-down.

With virtuosic physicality and live music, this genre-defying cinematic adventure unnerves and astounds.

'Physical theatre at its most immaculate' ★★★★ The Scotsman

by RTC (Canada/Belgium)

An interactive performance by telephone presented to one audience member at a time.

Got a problem? Call the Problem Guy! No problem too big! No problem too small! All problems solved in 5 minutes or less!

Performed by Chris Dupuis, who returns to us after presenting 'Dead People Are Liking Things on Facebook' in 2022.

by Teater Viva (Denmark)

Let Sing Your Place with actress and singer Katrine Faber. An interactive intimate concert where we sing and create sound images for the places in the world that mean something to us.

A performance that takes place in a human collective space and opens up our connections in a sensual, touching and musical way to our surroundings and our resonance in the world. Let Us Sing Your Place is part of Teater Viva's interdisciplinary project Singing Our Place.

by Joel Heirås (Sweden)

The work takes its starting point from Joel Heirås’ need to deal with Parkinson's disease as performative language. By examining its communicative possibilities, a playful attitude towards serious illness is adopted. The question that is asked is how Parkinson's as a movement-based and rhythmic phenomenon can be poeticized through movement-based performing arts and music.

The title, Amor Fati, is drawn from Friedrich Nietzsche's conceptualization, and takes note of his call to affirm and embrace even life's difficulties. As co-creators of the performance, Joel invites Tim Perkis (elecronical sounds) and John Holmström (piano).

A special selection at Slakthuset

For the first time, Gothenburg Fringe will present work at Slakthuset, making the space our special hub on the opening weekend of the festival on 1-3 September.

As well as hosting our opening event and preview night there on Friday (free tickets for both events to be released 8 August), we have a fascinating programme of performances on site and here are three shows you can book tickets for right now.

by Mari Vittradotter (Sweden)

Headspace is a dance piece about psychosis/schizophrenia. At the crossroads between reality and psychosis, the dancers and the audience meet, where the imagination seeks grounded ground. With the belt over our stomachs, we leave the room and try to find reality. HeadSpace wishes to give the audience an experience that, at best, provides insight, understanding, empathy and new perspectives on the mysteries of the brain.

Rembody (Sweden)

Come together in community during this concert with REMBODY.

REMBODY is a solo act by artist and musician Silas Lilo Jensen (they/them). They collect and re-sculpt sounds found in places such as the gender identity clinic and the psychiatric ward. Instruments such as guitar, synthesizers, trumpets and harmonica are set in playful arrangements and dressed in drag. With their gender nonconforming singing voice REMBODY shares stories of queer and trans life and struggles.

In hope of evoking dreams of resistance and community - a warm welcome <3

by AEMIA (Sweden)

AEMIA presents "Soundscape Chronicles", an immersive journey into the realms of ambient, instrumental, and neoclassical music. AEMIA's performance aims to evoke a deep emotional connection through carefully crafted soundscapes and visual projections. By combining different loop techniques with tape recordings, string arrangements, electric guitars, voices, and ambient sounds, AEMIA strives to construct a delicate sonic tapestry within an atmospheric environment.

This unique 45-minute presentation, specially crafted for the festival, will see AEMIA collaborating with visual artists Ana Estrabou and Nicolás Rodríguez in an effort to enrich the immersive experience, seeking to create a harmonious synergy between sound and visuals. Join us for an evening of ambient instrumental music featuring analogue loops and visual projections.



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