An intimate dance journey which challenges the public’s perception of beauty and desire.
Trans people and people with various disabilities come together on stage to share their personal experiences, perspectives and challenges created by their sexuality. What does “normal” mean when we use the word to describe a person and their body? Which parts of our bodies are considered to be desirable? Which bodies have access to an effective and healthy sex life?
The 71BODIES dance and performance company was established by Daniel Mariblanca, and since 2016 has been using sexuality as a powerful tool to express universality in a series of multidisciplinary projects. The company has received a number of awards for its work, including the Bergens Tidendes Critics’ Prize and the Pernille Prize. The latest award was Heddaprisen for best dance performance for In First Person - The Dance.
- Artistic director
- Light Designer
- Silk scenography
Kjersti Alm Eriksen
- Financial producer
- Company and touring manager
- Co-creating dancers
Maria Terese Engdahl Høgåsen
Elizabeth Vatle Helgesen Chigwida
- Visual interpretor
Xiri Tara Noir
NORMAL is co-produced by DansiT, CODA International Dance Festival, Carte Blanche and BIT-Teatergarasjen.