NECROPOLIS

Location Sort/Hvid, Staldgade 26-30, 1699 København V
Thursday June 3rd 20h00 and Friday June 4th 18h00
Language English
Duration 65 min.

Concept and directioARKADI ZAIDES Performers ARKSDI ZAIDES and EMMA GIOIA Dramaturgy, text and voice IGOR DOBRICIC Research assistant EMMA GIOIA Sculpture MORAN SENDERIVICH 3D modeling MARK FLORQUIN Avatar animation JEAN HUBERT Animation assistant THIBAUT ROSTAGNAT Light design JAN MERGAERT Sound design ASLI KOBANER  

Grave location research: AKTINA STATHAKI, AMBER MAES, ANS VAN GASSE, ARKADI ZAIDES, BENJAMIN POHLIG, BIANCA FRASSO, CAROLINA-MARIA VAN THILLO,  DOREEN KUTZKE, ELISA FRANCESCHINI, ELVURA QUESADAEMMA GIOIA, FRÉDÉRIC POUILLAUDE, GABRIEL SMEETS, GIORGIA MIRTO, GOSIA JUSZCZAK, IGOR DOBRICIC, JORIS VAN IMSCHOOT, JULIA ASPERSKA, JULIANE BECK, KATIA GANDOLFI, LUCA LOTANO, LUCILLE HADDAD, MAITE ZABALZA, MARIA SIERRA CARRETERO, MERCEDES ROLDAN, MYRIAM VAN IMSCHOOT, MYRTO KATSIKI, PEPA TORRES PEREZ, SARAH LEO, SIMGE GÜCÜK, SUNNIVA VIKØR EGENES, YANNICK BOSC, YARI STILO Technical director ETIENNE EXBRAYAT Administration and production SIMGE GÜCÜ/ INSTITUT DES CROISEMENTS International distribution KOEN VANHOVEANNA SKONECKA  

Key Performance Coproduction: Théâtre de la Ville (FR), Montpellier Danse 40 Bis (FR), Charleroi Danse (BE), CCN2 Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble (FR), les ballets C de la B (BE), Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer (DE), La Filature – Scène nationale de Mulhouse (FR) | Residency support: CCN – Ballet de Lorraine (FR), STUK (BE), PACT Zollverein (DE), WP Zimmer (BE), Workspacebrussels (BE), Cie THOR (BE) Support for experimentation: RAMDAM, un centre d’art (FR)  

Arkadi Zaides / Institut des Croisements is supported by French Ministry of Culture – DRAC Auvergne Rhône-Alpes 

NECROPOLIS explores one of the biggest human catastrophes of our time: the deaths of thousands of migrants who have lost their lives in an attempt to reach Europe. In this performance the Israeli-Belarusian artist Arkadi Zaides seeks to map out a digital archive, a virtual city of the dead, entitled NECROPOLIS. Like drone pilots, the performers take the audience on a death trip via Google Maps, zooming in on the many graves spread all over Europe. In this way, the project insists on the right for the dead to be identified and laid to rest.

Arkidi Zaides and his team of co-operators continuously collect data regarding the course of death of migrants. The performance mixes this documentarian method with choreographic reflection. By contrasting the digital archive with the performers’ physical presence, the performance exposes the vulnerability of the human body and at the same time poses the question: what is our notion of collective responsibility?