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European artist collectives BADco. and Oblivia present two new works in an evening program at Links Hall.

Impossible Dances is a challenge BADco. takes from Goat Island’s The Sea and Poison (1998): as we are now hurtling toward the hothouse Earth, our present requires nothing short of a capacity for constant dance on the verge of the impossible.

In Nature Theatre of Oblivia, Oblivia creates on stage a Finnish forest, its plants and animals, and works with the impressions, experiences and desires that nature offers us, as a concept and as a place to be, and something to become – like a forest in all its familiarity and uncanniness. Nature Theatre of Oblivia is a live performance and an augmented reality (AR) work.

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About the Artists

BADco. is a collaborative performance collective based in Zagreb, Croatia that systematically focuses on the research of protocols of performing, presenting and observing by structuring its projects around diverse formal and perceptual relations and contexts. BADco. is Tomislav Medak, Nikolina Pristaš, Goran Sergej Pristaš, Zrinka Užbinec, Ana Kreitmeyer, and Lovro Japundžić.

Oblivia is Mikko Bredenberg, Alice Ferl, Timo Fredriksson, Anna–Maija Terävä, Annika Tudeer, Meri Ekola, and Tua Helve. Nature Theatre of Oblivia is co-produced by TECHNE project at Theater Rampe and Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Germany and supported by Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Helsinki City, Svenska kulturfonden, AVEK – The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture & TINFO – Theatre Info Finland.

About Links Hall

Links Hall encourages artistic innovation and public engagement by maintaining a facility and providing flexible programming for the research, development and presentation of new work in the performing arts. Since 1978, Links (a 501(c)3 organization) has incubated performing artists through its residency programs, artist-curated festivals, cabaret and performance series, co-presentations with self-producing artists, low-cost space rentals, direct grants to artists, workshop programs, apprentice producer program, fiscal sponsorship program, and as one of 72 presenting and visual arts partners in the National Performance Network. Links Hall has provided research, development and performance opportunities for nearly 10,000 artists and welcomes an average of 6,000 audience members per year. Our programming provides a fail-safe environment where both artists and audiences can take equal risk.

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