A spectacular, poetic, and thought provoking contemporary circus performance for a forest, an audience, and five performing artists.
Co-produced by DYNAMO Workspace
BARK trailer, video by Rene Odgaard
Played site-specifically in and with your local forest, BARK is about reconnecting with each other and with nature. The forest, the soil and the trees are the main characters of the performance, and co-create the piece together with the performers, climate scientists and outside eyes.
We combine a physical expression of group acrobatics, vertical dance, dance and physical theatre with contemporary soundscapes and poetic text, all performed up in, between, with and around the trees. Through being nature, reconnecting, and living utopia, we aim to convey a sensory experience that can change perspectives on our human natures, as a part of the biosphere.
BARK premiered May 7th 2021 in Denmark; toured Denmark, Sweden and Finland by bike during the summer and autumn of 2021, and Catalonia, Germany and Denmark by train in 2022.
By Acting for Climate
Co-produced by DYNAMO Workspace for Circus and Performing Arts
Performed and co-created by: Heidi Miikki (FI), Abigael Winsvold (NO), David Eisele (DE) / Stina Kopra (FI), Frøydis Dahlø (NO) and Emma Langmoen (NO)
Outside eye: Rebecca Tiger (SE)
Scientific input and outside eye: Karen O'Brien (NO/US)
Photographer: Cosmin Cirstea
Production team: Durita Sumberg Poulsen, Federica Parise, Polina Shubina, DYNAMO
Supported by the Norwegian Culture Fund, Nordic Culture Fund, SPENN Norge, Statens Kunstfond Danmark, DYNAMO Workspace, Taike Finland, and Custom Raw bikes. Tour 2022 supported by Perform Europe. Thank you!
A special thank you to the Langkilde family, the Ottesen family and DYNAMO for your care and generosity - it means everything.
9-11. June - Stadtgarden - Ruhrfestspiele 2023
16-17. June - Karlsruhe - Tollhaus
1-2. July - Vilnius - SPOT Festival
28-30. July - Saski Garden - Carnaval
1-3. September - Nøtterøy Kulturhaus
12-13 & 15-16. September - Odense - DYNAMO
21-24. September - Circus Xanti
7-9. April - Olot (Catalonia) - Sismografolot
23-24. and 27-30 April - Munich - Pepe Arts
7-8. and 11-14. May - Svendborg - Dynamo Workspace
Past performances 2021:
DENMARK, May 2021:
Friday 7. May 19:00 - Premiere
Saturday 8. May 14:00 and 19:00
Sunday 9. May 14:00
Friday 14. May 19:00
Saturday 15. May 14:00 and 19:00
Sunday 16. May 14:00
Hvidkilde Gods, Svendborg:
Friday 21. May 19:00
Saturday 22. May 14:00 and 19:00
Sunday 23. May 14:00
Friday 28. May 19:00
Saturday 29. May 14:00 and 19:00
Sunday 30. May 14:00
SWEDEN, August 2021:
26.7-5.8. Recreation in Göteborg
6.-8.8. Nordisk Ljus festival,
Performance Friday 6. August 20:15
FINLAND, September 2021:
Taalintehdas / Dalsbruk, Norpas ry
9.-19. August: Performances canceled due to covid.
Helsinki: Ruutia!-festival, Hurjaruuth & Stoa theatre
Thursday 26. August at 10:00
Friday 29. August at 10:00
Saturday 28. August at 13:00 and at 17:00
Sunday 29. August at 13:00
Monday 30. August at 10
Joensuu: Pilke!-festival, NÄYTTÄMÖ theatre
Saturday 5. September at 15.00
Sunday 4. September at 15.00
Currently funded by
Perform Europe is an EU-funded project aimed to rethink how performing arts works are presented across borders in a more inclusive, sustainable and balanced way by testing new touring and distribution practices and providing policy recommendations for a future EU support scheme. This 18-month journey includes a research phase, launching a digital platform, testing a support scheme, and designing policy recommendations.
Perform Europe is funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and co-managed by a Consortium of 5 organisations: IETM – International network for contemporary performing arts, the European Festivals Association (EFA), Circostrada, EDN – European Dancehouse Network, and IDEA Consult.