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Corentin JPM Leven


26. Jun – 27. Jun 2020

NB! Forestillingen er flyttet / The performance is moved

Store scene 26.06.2020 19:00

Store scene 27.06.2020 19:00

1 h.

Due to personal circumstances, we have to postpone the performances of +- to 26th and 27th of June. 

Already purchased ticket is valid for new date:

Friday June 19th is valid June 26th
Saturday June 20th is valid on Saturday June 27th

If you are unable to come on the new date, you will be refunded your ticket by contacting ticketmaster on this link

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Thank you for your understanding!

As a young person, how do you accept a life with HIV and the lifelong fight against stigmatization that follows?

Corentin JPM Leven is a multidisciplinary artist from France established in Oslo. His means of expressions are performing arts, scenography and visual arts. As an artist, Leven focuses on various queer perspectives and domains such as queer stories, the queer/queered spaces and queer aesthetics. His work is rooted in the queer as a living community, its heritage and legacy. In +-, Leven portrays his own story with HIV in his first physical solo performance.

The work is an effort to understand and expose HIV as a diagnosis in modern times. It offers a current way to look at the impact HIV still has on a person’s life despite the tremendous scientific and medical progress regarding the way the virus is handled and suppressed.

The protagonist is torn between himself and the collective aspect of the disease, the legacy and its heavy human cost. How is it possible to pay tribute and carry this legacy apart from the stigmatized AIDS popular icons? How is it possible to face your own body, your social privileges, stigmatization, the intimate and sexual implications of the virus in modern day society? This story offers a reflection upon the vulnerability of the human body and the psychological effects of the virus on a young mind.

EXTRA PERFORMANCES WITH REDUCED CAPACITY! Tickets must be bought in advance online. We are following the infection control rules, so you can feel safe in the theater. Please read more information about your visit at Black Box teater here.

Utøver / Performer : Corentin JPM Leven. Scenografi / scenographer: Ann Mirjam Vaikla. Komponist / Composer: Marianna Sangita A Røe. Musikk, opphavsrett / music copyrights: La Vie Reserve Des Surprises – Jacques Martineau. Fysisk rådgiver / physical advisor: Ulf Nilseng. Dramaturg / Dramaturge: Juli Apponen. Co- produsent / Co-producer: Narva Art Residency (Narva), Black Box teater (Oslo). Støttet av / Support by: Kulturrådet. Støtte opphold / Residency support: Black Box teater, Narva Art Residency.