SATURDAY 29TH NOV || 22:00 – 22:45 || MENGI

Photo:  Pekka Mäkinen   

Photo: Pekka Mäkinen 

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'Atlantic' performs the never played concert of the Sun Ra album Atlantis. For Sun Ra, the body isfull of interstellar potential, a device of the future, and music is an audible science fiction.'Atlantic' speculates on the role of the lead singer in this fictional concert, on the spirit, the physicality and the mobilization of the crowd. It performs the talks between the songs and the physical relationship between audience and singer as a way to touch upon future crowds and identities. The performance investigates two key interests: the empowering potential of a concert and the performative power of language. Who or what do we become in a concert of the Black Atlantic?


Choreography/Performance: Juli Reinartz

Lights: Björn Kuajara

Coaching: Alice Chauchat, Sonja Pregrad

Musical support: Billy Bultheel

Produced by: The Festival, Anti­Festival, WASP, 4culture, jardin d'europe, Konstnärsnämnden, MDT / Dans <3 Stockholm

"Atlantic" is produced by the Nordic Residency project, a collaboration between 'The festival' in Reykjavik and 'Anti-Festival' in Kuopio and was supported with a residency at WASP studios in Bucharest, by 4culture, jardin d'europe and Konstnärsnämnden. A frst version in form of an open air concert, premiered in September 2013 in Kuopio. A theater version, supported by a studio residency at Konstnärsnämnden, premiered at MDT in December 2013 within the festival Dans<3Stockholm. Further touring so far goes to Reykjavik Dance Festival' in Reykjavik and Torshavn 2014.

Juli Reinartz studied in the Master of Choreography at the University for Dance and Circus in Stockholm and works since then as an independent choreographer in Sweden and Germany. In the past years, she has been involved in projects with Verena Billinger /Sebastian Schulz, Ingri Fiksdal, Tea Tupajic, Angela Schubot, Trajall Harrel as well as the artist collective In the term 2012/13, she has been researching within a one year residency at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm (KKH) on the social capacities of music and its potential of concert formats for the theater space. Her work cycle resulting
from this research, including the pieces 'We are not in this together yet', 'Atlantic' and 'Really Good Music' tour to venues such as MDT (SE), Kiasma (FI), Black Box (NO), Reykjavik Dance Festival (IS), Anti­Festival (FI), Tanzfabrik (DE), Nordic House Torshavn (DK) and MUU Gallery (FI). Currently she is preparing a piece in collaboration with Nora Schlocker for Deutsches Theater Berlin which researches darkness and dark phantasies as concepts of emancipation.

Juli's works are available at:

Atlantic is supported by Goethe Institut and is a part of "The Future Body Project", supported by The Nordic Culture Fund.  


Choreography/performance: Juli Reinartz

Lights: Björn Kuajara

Coaching: Alice Chauchat

Musical support: Billy Bultheel

Outside eye: Sonja Pregrad

Produced by: The Festival, Anti-Festival, WASP, 4culture, jardin d'europe, Konstnärsnämnden, MDT / Dans

<3 Stockholm



When: Saturday 30th November @ 22:00 – 22:45

Where: Mengi, Óðinsgata 2, 101 Reykjavík