by Jacob Nossell, Thomas Corneliussen and Magnus Iuel Berg
Cerebral palsy sufferer Jacob takes you on a startling, hilarious and brutally honest tour de force of life as a disabled person in Denmark in 2016
What are we supposed to do with Jacob? After all, he’s not normal. Does he have the right to live at all? Or could he just as well jump into his grave, now that we will soon be able to deselect most foetuses with disabilities and chronic illnesses?
Human afvikling is a new and different theatrical experience in the creative stress field between playful narrative, brutally honest autobiography and hardcore research.
Along with actors Kristoffer Fabricius and Peter Kær, comedian, journalist – and spastic – Jacob Nossell lives out his dreams and dilemmas in all their grotesqueness – with his existentiality constantly on the line.
In Human afvikling, director Thomas Corneliussen subjects our relationship with normality to tough but loving scrutiny. For on what basis do we ‘normal’ people allow ourselves to reject those deemed abnormal?
The pilot edition of Human afvikling garnered much attention in 2014 and resulted in the Bodil and Robert Award nominated documentary Natural Disorder directed by Christian Sønderby Jepsen.
Human afvikling is supported by the Danish Arts Council, the Elsass Foundation and the Axel Muusfeldt Fond and is created in association with the Centre for Subjectivity Research, Department of Media, Cognition and Communication at the University of Copenhagen and the Elsass Institute Department of Psychological and Social Research.
Performances are in Danish.
Expected duration: 1 hours and 45 minutes
The Royal Danish Playhouse, Mellemgulvet
18.10.2016 - 19.11.2016
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