Who are we:

Teater Fluks is a Danish theatre company based in the old industrial harbour area of Aarhus, where we run a laboratory space called Performance Atelier Fluks (PAF).

Established in 2011 by Sara Fink Søndergaard and Rasmus Malling Lykke Skov, Teater Fluks produce original and intimate work. Driven by resonance, research and social sensibility we combine theatre, performance-art, installations and sound.

We facilitate poetic spaces and experiences which require an active audience experience.  Our work is research led involving cross-sectorial collaborations within a global context. And we aim to make positive change through new perceptions and positive disruptions within poetic artistic experiences which ultimately create a better society.

 

Teater Fluks Artistic Directors:

Sara Fink Søndergaard is a performer and auteur. Educated as Auteur from the Danish School of Performing Arts, and with an academic background as a Master of Arts in Educational Theory and Curriculum studies (Music education). Søndergaards work has a focus on personal stories, reflections, music, intimacy and research. She also enjoy working with performance-installations and especially in areas where performance, theatre and art-installations interconnect.

Rasmus Malling Lykke Skov is a performer, dramaturg and stage director; A Performing arts practitioner, educated as Auteur at the Danish School of Performing Arts, and with an academic background in History of Ideas (BA) and Dramaturgy (MA). Skov makes work for different arenas within the performing arts, primarily focused on personal perspectives, investigations, paradoxes, and the intersection between performance art, theatre and performance-installations.

 

Teater Fluks values:
In Teater Fluks we work with a number of guiding principles and values ensuring that our company is in-tune and committed to the artistic work we do – within each artistic work, as well as behind the scenes.

  • Quality
    Without compromising our sense of artistic necessity we are committed to creating the highest quality work possible.
  • Authenticity:
    Our work is always personal. Driven by the people that are involved: Their resonance, visions and artistic capability. Always with a view to the transformational potential of art.
  • Context:
    We engage, whilst being curious and responsive, in the relations that are woven around our work: Process, community, collaborators and not least audience.
  • Research:
    We are curious and thorough. Eager to learn new things, develop our practice, knowledge, inspiration and narratives.
  • Positive Disruption:
    Through a laboratory, research led practice, we present work that question everyday truisms.
  • Sustainability:
    We have a circular approach to the social, economic and ecological aspects of our work – knowing that there are not unlimited resources anywhere.

 

Subject Matters – The Teater Fluks-method:
Since 2011, we have developed an approach to our artistic work that we call ‘Subject Matters’.
It is a precise way of creating work around a detailed subject matter which we research at length. This approach gives a strong focus on resonance, continuous reflection and courage to develop the work right up to the premiere.
This successful method is built on our many years of artistic work, which has resulted in highly acclaimed, unique productions.

Teater Fluks has continuously evolved to create new, groundbreaking performative works.
Highlights include:

 

Concrete Cadaver (Betonkadaver) – 2019:
A site-specific, participatory sound walk performed in and by the bunkers/fortress Thyborønfæstningen (in north-western Jutland). Collaging music, sound, local interviews as well as performative imagery the performance reflects on the notion of being a small human in a huge world.
Curated for and presented at the European Region of Culture-festival Rediscover. Planned to rerun.

This experience spread in my body as a quiet delight – just like being newly in love in May.
(Audience at Concrete Cadaver – June 2019.)

Sound of Glass (Lyden af Glas) – 2018:
Sound-installation to mark the 80th anniversary of the Kristallnacht made in collaboration with The Jewish Community in Denmark. A dramaturgical sound collage created from five tall windows converted to speakers via sound transducers. Reclaiming the glass as artistic medium and reflecting upon the thought-provoking leitmotif: What if we were hiding for real?
Presented at DOKK1 and The Danish Jewish Museum in Copenhagen. Avaible for touring – and for translation.

This is really fine and highly recommendable
(Thorkild Andreasen – Aarhus Arts Council. )

CTRL+ALT+DEMENTIA (CTRL+ALT+DEMENS) – 2017:
An intimate sensory walking performance installed in a city mall. In groups of six, the audience experiences three different aspects of dementia. The performance was developed and presented in collaboration with The Department of Health and Care, Aarhus Municipality.
Presented at The Aarhus Festival, Horsens Theatre festival, etc. Available for touring – and for translation.

Teater Fluks brilliantly honored and lifted our ambitious idea to raise awareness and knowledge […] It has been and is still a safe and trusting collaboration with this creative and talented theatre company.
(Thomas Chemnitz – Department of Health and Welfare, Aarhus).

REVOLUTION – a DIY-rebellion (REVOLUTION – Et gør-det-selv oprør!) – 2016:
A participatory tour-de-force through the phenomenon that is revolution. Weaving historical facts, physical imagery, video and personal reflections into a fast-moving performance.
Presented at Aprilfestival – TFYA, Horsens Theatre festival, etc. Available for touring – and for translation.

It is a good and entertaining twist that Teater Fluks has applied here […] what would we spectators do for this particular performance if we had the choice between peaceful negotiation and violent conflict?
(Anne Middelboe – Teateravisen.dk – Danish online magazine on Theatre for Young Audiences.)

Subsistence x2 / x3 (Subsistens) (2012 / 2015)

Subsistence is a durational performance, an investigation, a work-in-process. The performer, Rasmus, will inhabit a small empty space on the street for 30 hours. He is completely dependent of the help he can get from the strangers passing by.

Mentioned as “Cultural Experience of the Year” by Danish playwright, stagedirector and dramaturge Gritt Uldall-Jessen.

A bit more about Subsistence here

Transportable Refugees (Flygtning Transportable) – 2012:
A performance about being on the run – tentatively understood through the perspective and actions of the two performers. To see the performance, the audience needed to enter into the dark space of a large van along with the performers. Translated and performed in English.
Presented at CPH Stage, Contact Zones, Experimental Room Festival, etc. Available for touring – also internationally.

Transportable Refugees by Teater Fluks is a performance that influences and brings one where it wants: Into a mental space […] Skov and Søndergaard get us to listen to the refugee stories through their physical precision and intense presence.
(Kirsten Dahl – Teateravisen.dk – Danish online magazine on Theatre for young Audiences.)

A bit more about Transportable Refugees here

Videos:

Can be found at our YouTube Channel

FT lotus Subsistens x2 (5)