Institute of Interconnected Realities


We sense ourselves in a condition of suspension, half a meter above the ground, unknowing of where we actually are. And what suspended us? The abstraction of our identities? The erosion of communal stories? The very necessary re-writing of history? The experience of this suspension is a sense of homelessness, being on the outside of even our own bodies. 

A PLAY is a choreographic work about place and placelessness. The performance is based in the black box – this windowless performance space – and speculates about how a place like this affects our body, our thinking, and our imagination. From here a journey begins; into a nameless landscape populated by four characters, reminiscent of a Greek chorus of tragedy, but also of a group of survivors in barren, post-apocalyptic settings. In roaring silence, the four characters mediate the complex layers that create this place, our shared here and now. 

Created by Institute of Interconnected Realities (I-IR), A PLAY is based on a kind of archaeological study that delves into the cultural history of the theatre, into the metaphors and the material reality of the building itself – Husets Teater.

In the words of Institute of Interconnected Realities: 

In A PLAY, we have been inspired by an understanding of place as something that is highly dynamic and expressive, as something that has an inherent intention – albeit this intention is ambiguous and complex. We imagine that the relationship between person and place is more a form of interaction than a matter of orientation or control, and that mutual attention can arise when engaging in this interaction.

Unlike our previous processes, we have with A PLAY allowed ourselves to go with the theatre space and its ability to produce fictions. Between the more representative ideas and the performers’ practice-based work, A PLAY creates a landscape of fused times and layers; a reaching into a near and indefinite future while the cultural-historical references unfold right here and right now.

A PLAY is created by the Institute of Interconnected Realities /

A PLAY is co-produced by and presented in collaboration between Dansehallerne and TOASTER at Husets Teater.


Institute of Interconnected Realities






11.21 + 11.23–26.2022, 20:00


1 hour


Husets Teater, Halmtorvet 9, 1700 København


Choreographer: Marie-Louise Stentebjerg Dramaturg: Ida-Elisabeth Larsen Performance direction: Jonathan Bonnici Performers: Angela Bundalovic, Jakob Schnack Krog, Jonathan Bonnici, Inaja Skands Sound & composition: S. Rieser Light: Christian Vest Berntsen Mask and character designer: Nagi Gianni Set designer and environment researcher: Balz Isler Artistic sparring: Shelley Etkin Assistant: Sophie Rebekka Grodin Producer: Gry Raaby Administration: CYRK Residency: Holstebro Dance Company Co-production: Dansehallerne, TOASTER Cph.& Husets Teater Supported by: Statens Kunstfond, Wilhelm Hansen Fonden, William Demant Fonden, Københavns Kommunes Scenekunstudvalg Thanks to: Augusto Corrieri, Pia Lindman, Jon Erik Nyholm