Born to Live (2019)

“Everybody has a story to tell. It is important to remember that.". 

Young people feel loneliness more intensely and more frequently than any other age group, new research has found. In the UK about 40 percent of people aged 16-24, say they feel lonely often or very often, compared to 29 percent of 65-74-year-olds according to a nationwide survey. The findings fly in the face of the stereotypical image of a lonely, elderly person, with some experts suggesting that young people feel loneliness more intensely because they are at a life stage of discovering who they are.

Born to Live is a physical, intimate and dynamic dance performance that both seek to stir emotions and generate exhilaration in the audience. The piece has the audience close up and presents four dynamic dancers that bravely share their own personal encounters with loneliness. The stories are shared with bravery, wit and humor along with impressive physicality. Prepare to be moved!

“When we really need to be heard it is important to be taken seriously”. 

Once again, Panta Rei offers a production that goes straight to the heart of a universal social issue with exceptional performers. 

Born to Live is co-produced with Teater Innlandet and part of the national project TILT.

"The highlight of the evening....The audience was spell bound"

Knut Erik Landgraff, Ringsaker Blad

"This performance is one of the best dance performances I`ve ever seen. It goes straight to your hart. It is impossible not to be moved."

Janne Langaas Artistic director Teater Innlandet

“It is the performers' closeness to the material and the authentic feeling that is the great strength of the performance. The practitioners alternate between a postmodern movement language, comforting gestures and extradition talks about their own challenges in growing up. The honest body language as well as the verbal language lowers the threshold for sharing. It is art that works.”

- Grace Tabea Tenga, Journalist, Periskop.

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