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Friday 23 October, 8pm
Djanogly Theatre

Theatre & Dance
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THIS PERFORMANCE TOOK PLACE IN 2009 OBLIVIA (FINLAND) UK PREMIERE In a world in which the entertainment industry is a superpower and celebrity is king, Oblivia takes a look at all that it stands for, unveiling the mechanisms of popular culture. “We spent weeks doing funny walks and telling bad jokes while pulling out false limbs and making funny faces. The pretend stuttering was the final straw. We were stuck and not the least funny. We had to face what we knew from the start: we are not entertainers. We do not deal in entertainment. We deal in structures. We changed track. We proceeded jumping up and down shouting Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! We had finally arrived at the core of popular culture.” RUNNING TIME: 50 MINS Production: Oblivia / Co-production: Kiasma Theatre (Helsinki) CCA (Glasgow). Oblivia’s visit to Nottingham has been supported by the Embassy of Finland. *Reserve your ticket with our box office, then pay an amount you choose, after you have seen the show. To book tickets please call the Box Office on 0115 846 7777. PHOTO: EIJA MÄKIVUOTI nottdance09 is produced by Dance4. For full details of the festival visit