Sophia Mage
Atmosphere of Decay

An ode to mother chaos in the time of the great collapse. 

Edging between subtle dominance and naked vulnerability 3 performers shapeshift through a choreography of intimacy, transformation, and repulsion. Sophia Mage pulls from mythology surrounding the goddesses Innana and Ereshkigal who were present 4.000 years ago in ancient Sumer. Innana and Ereshkigal represent each the ‘lower’ and ‘upper’ realms of the universe; they may also be considered the conscious and subconscious.

The work is a choreographic reflection on the destructive-transformative power these archetypes represent and the multitudes of contradicting attributes flourishing within a single being or entity.

Atmosphere of Decay is created by Sophia Mage in close collaboration with performers Brittanie Brown, Charlotte Peterson, Escarleth Romo Pozo and electronic musician John T. Gast.

Atmosphere of Decay ebbs and flows. It’s restless and grounded, it lusts for blood, and desires intimacy, It’s healing and thieving, jealous and benevolent, it’s warmth in the abyss. 

She swallows all of it, bones, fur, paws, tail, teeth…holds it within her fullness while she sleeps and dreams…


Sophia Mage


Atmosphere of Decay




17.–18.11.2023, 20:00


1 hour


Dansekapellet, Bispebjerg Torv 1, 2400 København


Concept and Choreography: Sophia Mage, Choreography and Performance: Brittanie Brown, Charlotte Petersen, Escarleth Romo Pozo, Music: John T. Gast, Light Design: Thomas Zamolo, Costumes: Mai Sakamoto, Dramaturgy: Quim Bigas, Photography: Ville Vidoe, Production: Christina Cibrowski and Dansehallerne, Trailer: Alexis Rodriguez Cancio. Artistic consultant: Rachel Tess, Marie Kaae Schmidt. Voice coach: Mette Nadja Hansen Co.produced by: Dansehallerne, HAUT, MARC, Akademiet and Dansstationen. A special thanks to: Sanna Blennow and Lara Ostan Vejrup. Supported by: Statens Kunstfond, Knud Højgaards Fond and William Demant Fond

Teaser Atmosphere of Decay / Alexis Rodriguez Cancio, in-discourse AB
Statens Kunstfond (en)
Knud Højgaards Fond (en)
William Demant Fonden (en)

Thanks to HAUT, MARC, Akademiet and Dansstationen, Statens Kunstfond, Knud Højgaards Fond and William Demant Fond.