In this fictional oasis, dance and movement takes place around a hyper constructed dancefloor and along a simulated runway. To the sound of music, this gang will perform complex and elaborately detailed choreographies, in intuitive community and the most desolate solitude. In a telling mix of well-balanced sprawliness, a small world within a world emerges, a terrarium, which becomes the scene of a wild dance drama.
"They live in a thing.
A whole world contained within.
Totally obscured, but center stage,
and sometimes part of a model crew.
Someone’s attention they await?
Or are they unfazed by others clickbait?
You will now witness,
how eight unseen characters make their entrance
in this terrarium, in this intimate odyssey."
OR/ELLER about the piece:
"What we find exciting in the idea of the terrarium is the similarity to the theater as a room and its function. A terrarium is a confined space for land-living creatures whose primary function, apart from providing these creatures with a functional place for their activity, is to be viewed. With Terrarium, we are in a sense building a theater within the theater. And in this particular terrarium, a Swedish area of deforestation has moved in together with nine different characters. Not only does the group live there, but they also have a very important task – being each other's environment and also becoming each other's landscape."