PRIMUS is a conceptual choreographic and visual arts piece about beginnings. Its rich symbolism is built around two femenine figures: one young and fully covered, the other old and fully naked. The first is also the choreographer: Nønne Mai Svalholm, the second, her muse Sisse (72 years old)

PRIMUS is the first work of a new trilogy entitled BIG BANG, centered around the concept of creation.

The work premiered at Godsbanen in Aarhus, September 2020 and was presented at K: Selekt at The Royal Danish Theater in Copenhagen, September 2020. As one of the curated pieces for CPH STAGEs International Days 2021, PRIMUS will play live 4th of June 2021 at Dansekapellet in Copenhagen..

Part of PRIMUS was developed during a residency at ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Denmark in October, 2019 and a residency at Turnéteatret in Trondelag, Norway in November 2019.

Duration : 53 min

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  • Signe Klejs (Scenographer)
  • Signe Klejs (Lighting Designer)
  • Nønne Mai Svalholm (Choreographer)
  • Nønne Mai Svalholm (Scenographer)
  • Nønne Mai Svalholm (Lighting Designer)
  • Nønne Mai Svalholm (Dancer)
  • Sisse Lunøe (Dancer)
  • Olga Szymula (Composer)


  • Friday 04th June 2.00pm
  • Friday 04th June 8.00pm


Dansekapellet, København
Bispebjerg Torv 1
2400 København NV