You are standing in a market in the suburbs of Johannesburg, fruit shopping. Or maybe you are catching a tuktuk down the busy streets of Mumbai. Or you are cooking in a small village in Moldova.
Then, someone you don’t know speaks to you and for a moment you have no idea where you are. You look down and you discover someone else’s body. You speak but it’s not your voice. You are no longer yourself, you are someone else, in a different life, in a completely different part of the world…
With AVATAR ME you buy a personal 1:1 live performance and for 45 minutes you live someone else’s life. The performance is a “first-person”, live-streamed experience where you for a moment affect another person’s actions elsewhere in the world. You will be placed in unfamiliar surroundings, meet with unknown people – maybe you make new friends and perhaps you experience something you would never have experienced in your own life.
AVATAR ME is an intimate experience with the closeness and presence that you recognise from the theater – and yet something entirely different. The international cast is based in South Africa, Brazil, Moldova, India and Malaysia.
The show is created by fix+foxy in partnership with Wildtopia an co-produced by Teater Nordkraft.
Begin your journey at avatar-me.world.
Selected for #DANISH DIGITAL at EdFringe 2021 by The Danish Arts Foundation.
Supported by Danish Arts Foundation, Globus – Nordic Culture Fund
28. April – 8. May 2021 Re:locations Festival
2., 13., 25.-26. Aug. 2021 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburg, Scotland
27.-31. MAY 2022 Festspillene in Bergen, Bergen, Norway
“The best on Edinburgh Fringe.”
“An eye-opening, intimate and empathic experience”
The Stage UK
“Avatar Me is genuinely immersive, even more so because it allows room for the audience’s imagination.”
Lyn Gardner, Stagedoor
Cast Marcela Nistor, Robin Khor Yong Kuan, Bertwin Ravi D’souza, Lalisa Costa and Lillian Tshabalala
Director Tue Biering
Producer Annette Max Hansen
Dramaturg and co-director Linn Haldrup Lorenzen
Coordinator and co-director Camilla Gürtler
Descriptions, statements and tales from the process will be uploaded continuously.
In the meantime, you can take a look at our collection of behind-the-scenes photos, excerpts, graphics etc.