Osynliga Teatern
2013-2019

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Lonely Hearts Club︎
Porträttet︎
I was here︎

2018

Nattövningar︎
Slutet︎

2016

We all start as strangers︎
Det levda baklänges︎
Det meningsfulla livet︎

2015

Hidden Echology︎
Radio, Ballet and the transparent shadow︎
Dear Stranger︎

2014

Torget︎
Engram︎
I shall not be entirely forgotten︎

Osynliga Teatern was a performing arts company founded in 2013 by Jens Nielsen and Tomas Rajnai. Their work can be described as performance installations where they invite the audience to participate and observe. They strive to create an intimacy and shared vulnerability between the work and the visitor.

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Det Levda Baklänges (We who lived backward)




Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo, Reykjavik / 2016 Osynliga Teatern & Dramaten, Sort/Hvit, City theatre reykjavik, Skillinge Teater, Folkteatern Göteborg

The story is set in the immigration office. The audience is invited to take part in the story with the use of VR googles and they take part of an interrogation setting. Through the glasses they experience the situation of Marwan Arkawi, a 23 year old refugee from Syria, they are now in his shoes – the audience “becomes” Marwan and experience what he been through – from leaving/escaping his home to the interrogation in a foreign country. The interrogation is held backwards – you are him.

The second part of the performance he asks you to take of the googles and in front, a person you have never seen but realize it´s the person you have been during the first part.  And he starts to tell the entire story as it should be told not backwards – but from A to Z. It’s a performance that invites the audience to experience and take part in the story of a life, backwards and forwards.

Press
“en smärtsam totalupplevelse som retar alla sinnen” Dagens Nyheter (read)

“Det är generöst, fängslande och skickligt. Jag känner mig priviligerad och hedrad över att ha fått ta del av Arkawis resa.”Jag önskar och vill att du ser den här föreställningen. Det unnar jag dig.”Teaterstockholm.se (read)

“Det levda baklänges är dialogteater som inbjuder till förtrolighet och lämnar starka avtryck.” Göteborgs-posten (read)

Credits
Concept: Tomas Rajnai & Jens Nielsen
Script: Marwan Arkawi, Tomas Rajnai & Jens Nielsen
Set-design: Annika Tosti
Participants:  Marwan Arkawi, Joanna Dahlgren, Nasreen Aljanabi Larsson & Jo Rideout
Graphic Design: Leon Martinsen & Christoffer Höring
Grade: Richard Ahlbäck, THE L_NE
Post: Johan Holm

With support from Kulturkontakt Nord, Nordisk Kulturfond, Konstnärsnämnden and Stockholms Stad.