Tova Gerge & Britta Kiessling with Friends “Someone You Trust”

Two acts with ropes. On trust, time and consent.

Someone You Trust uses the practice of rope bondage to explore time, trust and consent. The performance is divided into two acts. You can choose to come to both of the acts or just one of them (whichever you prefer).

You and someone you trust book a common ticket, and you come to the performance together. Together, you will follow instructions for how to use a number of ropes. The instructions are calm and invite you to listen to each other and yourselves in a meditative way. Though in different places, you share room with the others who participate in the first act. Just like you, they follow instructions for tying and being tied.

The instructions are in English.

You need no previous experience of bondage to participate. One of you will tie and one will be tied, but you don’t need to decide these roles on forehand.

You book a ticket and come to the performance alone or in company, whatever you prefer.
You and the rest of the audience sit down and watch what happens on stage.
On stage, Tova Gerge and Britta Kiessling follow instructions that are both similar to and very different from the instructions in the first act. It becomes a dance with ropes, trust, risk and listening.

The performance is in English.


1 & 2 november
Participating act: Doors 17.45, Start 18.00
Observing act: Doors 19.00, on stage 19.30

3 november
Participating act: Doors 15.45, Start 16.00
Observing act: Doors 17.00, on stage 17.30

With & by: Tova Gerge & Britta Kiessling | Sound: Elize Arvefjordn | Room: Josefina Björk | Process developement: Christian Nilsson, Gabriel Widing & Ebba Petrén | Co-producers: Nyxxx & Skogen | Supported by: Japanstiftelsen, Längmanska kulturfonden, The Swedish Art’s Grant Committee, Cirkör LAB, and Stockholm County Council Thanks to: Emil Mattson, Kerstin Weimers, Albin Werle, Everyone who helped us to develop the participatory act.

Tova Gerge & Britta Kiessling with friends are 6 people with 50 years experience of doing interactive performances, 22 years experience of rope bondage, 20 years of text work, 17 years of studying philosophy, 11 years of stage art, 8 years of visual arts/aesthetics, 4 years of dance/choreography, and 4 years of sound/composition. We are 254 years old and have slept for 85 years. Many of us come from the collective Nyxxx.