The FloodPerformance by art collective Vontrapp for Passage Festival 2020Summer 2020 (previous)

During this year’s PASSAGE Festival in Elsinore, art collective Vontrapp will stage the old dock at M/S Museet for Søfart. Through installations, dance and music they will change the dock into a contemporary side specific remake of the myth of Noas Arch – “The Flood”

In the performance Vontrapp make use of software developer, Ander Bech Mellsons technology, which make it possible for every single performer to carry their own music track in a mobile speaker. In this way composer and sound designer Sandra Boss can compose the music together with the choreography which dance collective Fanclub and Vontrapp will develop together with the musical composition at the side.

The performance is developed independent from Catch, but we have chosen to open up our workspace to the art collective Vontrapp and Fanclub, because the performance investigates and use new forms of technology in the arts, which we like to support in this way. While Vontrapp and Fanclub develop the performance, it will there for be possible to follow the development of the piece at Catch from April to the end of Juli, where the performance will premiere at Passage Festival the 30th of July.


About the performance

The Flood is a remake of the myth of Noas Arch, but now in a contemporary perspective. The climate change has made this myth surprisingly relevant for us to day, because of the acute crisis we are facing globally at this moment. During the performance the audience will change from spectators to active group of people – as the performers will bring the audience to be part of the shipbuilding. The dock where the performance will take place is a former ship construction side. It is placed under the surface of the sea, and the water pressure from the groundwater is enormous. The floor is cracking and water seems to get in from everywhere. Today the building in its self is an evidence of man’s contempt to control the sea, and this battle between man and sea is an underlining thematic for the “The Flood”.


Do you want to join?

We are still seeking performers who would like to join our team, we have a workshop the 23 – 24th of April. If you could be interested, pleace go to our facebook to read more. We look forward to greet you!


When: 30. & 31. july, 1. august kl.17.00

The Flood will play at M/S Museet for Søfart as part of PASSAGE FESTIVAL


The performance is supported by: Statens Kunstfond, Augustinus FOnden, Koda Kultur, Knud Højgaards Fond og William Demant Fonden.

Ide, dramaturgy og concept: Kunstnerkollektivet Vontrapp, by Kathrine Lund Neisum, Sandra Boss, Astrid Hansen Holm, Ina Hjorth Jacobsen and Katrine Würtz Hansen

Director: Astrid Hansen Holm

Soundesign and music: Sandra Boss

Installation: Ina Hjorth Jacobsen, Katrine Würtz Hansen

Costume design: Katrine Würtz Hansen, Nanna Katharina Jensen


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