Created and performed by Benno Voorham and Abdalla Omari.
Vice Versa is produced by LAVA-Dansproduktion. www.lavadans.com
This residency is made possible thanks to a generous support of Konstnärsnämnden.
16.01 - 28.01
Vice Versa is the working title of a collaboration between the Syrian visual artist Abdalla Omari and Dutch/Swedish dance artist Benno Voorham. During a two-weeks long residency at Vitlycke they continued exploring strategies to bring visual art and dance together in a shared dramaturgical context. The content of the work is based on different narratives of children living in or that have fled from Syria. Our intention is to create a captivating documentary performance about survival, loss, conflict, destruction and how to hold a seed of hope, optimism and dignity alive.
Abdalla Omari is a Syrian painter, performing artist and filmmaker currently living in Brussels. Most recently he has created The Vulnerability Series, depicting world leaders in highly vulnerable states, breaking their image of ultimate power.
Benno Voorham is a Dutch dance artist living in Sweden since 1995. In recent years he has created productions with different groups of marginalised children; HOME with social orphans in Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus and Waiting in the Margins with internal refugees in Georgia.