2020 – Fix&Foxy // DARK NOON
Seven South African actors play out a western with cowboys and Indians, gold diggers and deadly gunfights. Director Tue Biering and co-director, choreographer Nhlanhla Mahlangu and the actors dive into a time, when 35 million hungry and poor Europeans fled across the Atlantic to get a second chance, to conquer gold and hunt down the American dream.
The play opens with an empty stage and the set is slowly built as the immigrants develop their village on red clay soil with saloon, gold mine, railway and church in the harsh, barren country where not all dreams come true. A performance about white immigration and who gets to represent who.
Fix&Foxy has produced work for little more than a decade – theatre, performance art, social interaction, immersive installations etc. Our work is driven by curiosity and a desire to create complex narratives through playful, entertaining and easily accessible formats while challenging our prejudices – our presumptions and misconceptions about ourselves and the world around.
We want to engage with our society and address the times we live in by involving our audiences – and by telling stories about the people who make up society. Often we invite people on stage who are rarely presented or represented in theatres – because we believe that performing art plays a vital role in society – and we can actually make a difference when people meet face to face and confront and interact with people they have opinions about but hardly ever meet in person.
We have worked with physically and mentally challenged people, children, prostitutes, refugees, homeless people and other groups alienated from mainstream society. We continue to do so along with staging plays with a more conventional set up with trained actors – or we mix the two genres and concepts. Whatever we do, however we do it – we always entertain the element of surprise.
From Nov 2020
Thursday 28. May, 4.15 – 4.55 PM: FIXING THE INCONVENIENT IN FOXY WAYS // Fix&Foxy
Annette Max Hansen
Director Tue Biering
Choreographer and co-director Nhlanhla Mahlangu
Performers Bongani Bennedict Masango, Joe Young, Lillian Tshabalala, Mandla Gaduka, Siyambonga Alfred Mdubeki, Katlego Kaygee Letsholonyana and Thulani Zwane
Set designer Johan Kølkjær
Sound designer Ditlev Brinth
Light designer Christoffer Gulløv
Props designer Marie Rosendahl Chemnitz
Props coordinator Therese Jensen
Director’s assistant Katinka Hurvig Møller
Researcher and assistant Kathrine Fremming
Carpenter Per Christensen and Joakim Rødegaard
Carpenter Frederik Rønholt Bogh
Costume designer Camilla Lind
Costume designer’s assistants Lisa Kristensen og Ane Katrine Kjær
Video designer Rasmus Kreiner
Photographer and graphic designer Søren Meisner
Supported by the Danish Arts Foundation, Bikubenfonden and Beckett-Fonden.
Dark Noon is produced in collaboration with Revolver at Republique.