Plast is an exploratory circus performance interwoven with live music. Opening the realms of the magnificent, humble and the calm ‘Plast’ touches and moves.
A plastic floating magically like the sea. The light touching it with a shimmering veil. A body wrapped in plastic suspended by the hair, unravelling, music flooding. Two bodies climbing and spinning in a rope, balancing a block of ice on the head. Will the balance break? How do we listen to each other?
I feel the polar ice melt on my forehead. I dance with the plastic that floods the oceans. I hold the weight of your body in my arms and your voice fills all of me. I am scared but not alone. We are here now. Together.
Light and darkness.
Sound and silence.
Hege Eriksdatter Østefjells
On stage: Hege Eriksdatter Østefjells, Karoline Aamås, Love Kjellsson
Colleagues/Collaborators: Circus Xanti, Mari Stoknes, Emma Laule, Ilona Jäntti (Ilmatila), R.E.D, Sundsvalls Kommun, Swedish Arts Council (Kulturrådet), Subtopia, Jatka78
Duration: 60 mins
Audience: 50-500 depending on space.
Space: Black Box or similar. Can be adjusted to different spaces. Needs rigging points for aerial acrobatics.
Written about Plast
Also the ice stands for a type of dramaturgy, through melting and finally dropping down on the floor with a crash. This after Hege Eriksdatter Østefjells achieved the feat of climbing a rope simultaneously as she balances the ice on her head.
It can be the image of a melting polar ice and relate to the climate debate, but can also represent change, coldness, beauty and much more. In the ensemble is also Love Kjellsson with live music on fiddle, syntheziser and singing, and it frames the visual with a traditional soundscape – dreamy as well as a bit raw, primitive and timeless.
-Sundsvalls Tidning 2019-10-31