Downloading Love™

25 August 19.00

Borås Stadsteater

After Party Performers

Scenkonstakademin

Hall and the Bang

Anders Fors & Jason Geary

Primalimpro

Ärsch

Ouroboros

Nobody’s Fault But Mine

Impram

99.9

Gbgimpro

Scenkonstakademin

La Comédie Musicale Improvisée

Stockholms Improvisationsteater

Charlie

Luza & Pavone

Kaisa & Julia

IT’S

Improverket

Det Andre Teatret

English Lovers

The Showstoppers

Reckless Theatre

Jill Bernard

Perth/Gothenburg
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Australia/Sweden

“The secret to humour is surprise.” Aristotle

Hall and the Bang is a surprising duo.

They first met in Germany 2014 unlocking a shared passion for pushing and being pushed, while discovering a deep mutual respect.

An actor from Perth, Australia. An actor from Göteborg, Sweden. Endless days. Never ending nights. Kangaroos. Reindeer. Vegemite. Ikea. 

A long distance collaboration. 13,780 kilometres to be precise.

For Victoria and Glenn, it’s this surprise that inspires their Playful Chaos. Trepidation mixed with Trust. They push each others’ buttons in a way that surprises not only their audience, but themselves. Their objective is to be present with each other in every moment, refusing to plan ahead and create stories, rather, to notice the stories that have been created. They are actors who feel first and reason why later.

They dig into the humorous and uncomfortable truth of human relationships and in their teaching, striving to empower people to empower themselves to be purposeful. 

The secret isn’t to discover what’s not there, but to notice and surprise each other with what’s there. Like a piece of flatpack IKEA furniture with no branding or instructions.

Victoria Bang is from Gothenburg and is a fulltime improviser, teacher and producer, both as a freelancer and at Gbgimpro - Gothenburg improvisationtheatre. She is one of Sweden's most hired improvisers abroad and regularily performs and teaches at various improvisation festivals and theatres around Europe and Australia. Victoria has worked as an actor from the beginning of her career for many years, before she decided to work only with impro.

Glenn Hall is from Perth, Australia and formed his company Just Improvise, in 2000. He has trained extensively as an actor, improviser and teacher, commencing training as an actor at the age of 12 in 1985 and now regularly performs and trains across Australia and around the world.  For the past 15 years he has been Improvisation and Acting lecturer at the prestigious Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

Downloading Love™

Downloading Love™ is easy. There is an app, an algorithm that enables any relationship; lust, sex and love are not bound by money, time or place. 

There are no more random meetings, no chance encounters, yet you can have any Love™ you like. Just a tap and a swipe at the tip of your digits mean you need never be alone - once you've found your Downloading Love™. Sounds like the perfect dance of two violins in a perfect world. 

But what happens if there's discordance in the formula? When is perfect not perfect enough? Can you patch the glitch? 

Downloading Love™ explores the spaces between binary relations and the future of love - in a world where perfection is possible, what would it take for you to upgrade Love™?

Photo: Mark Turner