RISK:RECLAIM:ENTERTAIN is a collective consisting of members Ida-Elisabeth Larsen, Marie Topp, Gry Raaby and Marie-Louise Stentebjerg, whose aim is to bring attention to the importance of creating open platforms for performativity in Copenhagen.

With our open platforms we wish to create spaces, where artists working with performativity can meet across different artistic fields. Location is as well of great importance to us. We intentionally choose to place our events in unaccustomed surroundings to show that good stage art experiences can occur outside of the established stages. In this way we wish to convey performativity to an audience who are not regulars in the world of stage-arts.

On the 20th of June 2009 we held our first open platform event for performativity in Copenhagen. This initiative was based on requests and wishes from locally based artists. The festival was on a small scale, but was still considered a serious pilot project. Over 350 people visited the event, which took place between 8 PM and 3 AM.

We had our second platform on the 11th of September 2010. Rooms was filled with ever-changing life and performativity at Københavns Musikteater under the title “The stage that wasn’t there”. We gave the audience the freedom and right to take action and navigate through their evening themselves. All rooms were open. The fearsome honesty between performer and audience was to be valued and welcomed as nowhere else.

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