Duration: 90 mins. No interval
Even before we enter the theatre, our imagination is at work, anticipating what is to come. We are already doing so reading this text.
We encounter the stage as an empty space – a blank canvas for artists to create and audiences to imagine. This potential is usually celebrated, but not by Iggy Lond Malmborg. For him, this anxiety-making emptiness must be filled with something. He fills the void with fantastical theatre magic, bringing the audience to the unknown and dark corners of the imagination where this performance takes place.
This is the crux of the piece – the power of our imagination and its ability to traverse the barrier between good and evil, to challenge the laws of physics and to protect us from inexplicable inconsistencies of life. At the same time, fantasy is at the very foundation of xenophobia and the power structures inherent in language. Physics and Phantasma is a study in the artist’s relationship with an audience, and the space in between.
Written and Performed by Iggy Lond Malmborg
Dramaturgical Team: Erik Berg, Johan Jönson and Maike Lond Malmborg
Lighting Design: Maike Lond Malmborg
Mechanics: Kalle Tikas
A Text by Johan Jönson
Graphic Design: Jaan Evart
Co-production Kanuti Gildi SAAL (Tallinn), Teaterhuset Avant Garden (Trondheim)
In collaboration with: Inkonst (Malmö), MIMstuudio (Tallinn).
“…a totally engrossing and brilliantly structured piece of theatre… a disruptive, startling, and multifaceted triumph of performance.” tanzschreibe.de
Supported by Swedish Arts Council, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Malmö City, Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Valmiermuiza Brewery.
11 Oct, post-show with Iggy Lond Malmborg.
Suitable for ages 18+
Contains explicit language.