THE CARTE BLANCHE TRIBE IN PAFOS
In October 2017, Pafos, Cyprus, was inhabited by The Carte Blanche Tribe, who created a performance specifically for the city. The concept of The Carte Blanche Tribe is that a group of international artists, dressed completely in white, create performances in urban spaces. Guided by curiosity, ‘the tribe’ let themselves be carried away by the city’s hidden surprises and invited audiences to do the same, inviting audiences into an investigation of their local area and a (re)discovery of reality – a reality that is right here in front of us. From the first day, the artists investigated the city dressed in their white costumes. They met the place and the people living there. All these meetings were eventually woven into a performance for the people of Pafos. In this way, The Carte Blanche Tribe was creating a performance directly with, from, and for Pafos and its inhabitants.
Carte Blanche was invited to represent Danish performing arts within a cultural exchange program between Aarhus/Central Denmark Region and Pafos/Cyprus – the two cities which shared the title of European Capital of Culture in 2017. Carte Blanche was one out of only seven projects representing the Danish culture within this exchange.
Carte Blanche and the performers
Kristofer Krarup, Connie Tronbjerg, Marieke Breyne, Jean-Marie Oriot, Julie Seiller, Benoit Gasnier, Sarah John and Sara Topsøe-Jensen
Betina Herløv Møller
20 Oct – 27 Oct 2017
FORESTILLINGEN ER STØTTET AF