PASSING PLACE ICELAND/ The School of Transformation
caribouBThe School of Transformation was premiered August 24, 2011 at Tjanar Bio in Reykjavik as part of the International Theatrefestival LOKAL.

The School of Transformation is an interactive piece that deals with the Internet as a global playground for identity, consumerism and desire.
The performance offers the publique an experience of a lifetime where the Name of the Game will be revealed through five hours of entertainment, excitement, learning, food and fun. During the stay in The School of Transformation you will learn to better understand the consequences of the choices you make, while your more primitive urges and driving forces slowly will unravel, and a deeper insight into our human nature will be revealed. The playground will also give an opportunity to put some of the new skills into practice right away.The Six characters walk in and out of small offices on stage. They´re logged on to the Internet where they trade or communicate with other profiles, using primitive English. The trading is pretty simple. You buy something and later it appears on stage: a pizza or a pair of shoes, or maybe a real clown. But gradually the situation gets more intense and the goods traded seem less and less tangible. A new lifestyle emerges, you start recreating your image, seeking access to forbidden fruits and stolen items. Finally, as people enter
the political landscape where national resources are up for sale, the stakes
become extremely high.

The Audience are given space to comment, participate and reflect upon the themes of the piece while observing the gradual downfall of the characters. Ultimatively the audience will have to look into the future and make their choice.

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”The School of Transformation” is second part of the trilogy “Passing Place” by Mobile Homes. The project is a collaboration between Mobile Homes in Oslo and Room 408 in Reykjavik. The actors are Ólöf Ingólfsdóttir, Árni Pétur Guðjónsson, Magnús Guðmundsson, Karl Flymann, Håkon Vassvik, Line Svendsen and Ásrún Magnúsdóttir. Scenografpher is Móeiður Helgadóttir. Produser Ragnheiður Skúladóttir. Consept, manussript and direction is explored and made by Zoe Christiansen and Steinunn Knutsdottir.

The production is funded by Norsk Kulturråd, Kulturkontakt Nord, Fondet for Norsk Islandsk samarbejde and Reykjavik town.



 

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