Fors Works

10 white privileged Western European men stand on the stage in ULTRA.
Through support, movement and resistance they examine the insistent force in moving in unison. The men constantly strive to do the same thing and towards a total surrender to the group.

With mass and the unison as theme the performance asks how the individual stands in unity with others? The unison is a process in which all elements behave the same way at the same time; simultaneously or synchronously in parallel operation. In marching military parades, public demonstrations, large groups of football fans and the city’s bustling crowds a significant power of the unison reveals itself. With the synchronous arises the idea of perfection. Where there is no room for chance. The ultra-synchronous goes beyond what is humanly possible – where man would be mechanical.

ULTRA examines the community’s power in relation to the concepts of extremism and sense of identity and critically asks whether there is a real chance to stand together in the group?

About the company / choreographer:
Fors Works is a Copenhagen-based independent dance company lead by choreographer Martin Forsberg. The work of Forsberg is seldom just one thing. It is not always possible to categorize his performances as contemporary dancing – they are dance based but often in a non-dance context. In the wake of post-modernism Fors Works strives to define hypermodernism. The performances are made with intelligence, shivering presence and always pushing the dancer to an extreme.


Fors Works








Large Stage, Tap E


Choreographer: Martin Forsberg Scenography & Custom Design: Jenny Nordberg Light Design: Mads Nielsen Sound Design: Mitja Nylund Coach: Mattias Suneson Dancers: Jernej Bizjak, Samuel Denton, Joel Fritzon, Snorre Jeppe Hansen, Nathanael Larsson, David Price, Louis Richard, Antoine Roux-Briffaud, John Wannehag, Declan Whitaker Producer: Marie Schulz Technical producer: Madeleine Lind Hoppe Technician: Emil Odler Public Relations: Louise Møhl ---- About former performances by Fors Works the press said: “A well thought, tightly formed and integrated work that with six powerful dancers on stage shows and creates a connection between the body’s internal and external while making art and science reflect in each other.” (AOK) “Overall a visually stunning spectacle that doesn’t only let surgery meet dancing, but turns surgery into art.” (Kultunaut) “In the Pretty Boy’s Mouth” is definitely a much needed and sexy boost to the Copenhagen stage performance life.” (Kulturshot) Co-producers: Norrlandsoperan Bora Bora Dansstationen Dansehallerne

Statens Kunstfond (en)
Nordisk Kulturfond (en)
Augustinus Fonden (en)
Wilhelm Hansen Fonden (en)
Aarhus Kommune (en)