DÉJÀ is inspired by the award-winning graphic novel “Here” by Richard McGuire.
It takes place in a single location, 20 square meters of a living room, but on a massive timeframe - reaching deep into the past (80 006 032 BCE) and projecting into the future (7 billion CE). Multiple characters from different times coexist and interact in this space, and create an accumulation of cocktail parties, arguing couples, geiger counters, a fire, a flooding, arrivals and farewells.
Through expressive movement, magical illusion, puppetry, and striking imagery, the Krumple seeks to create a living time-capsule of the current moment, everything that has led up to it, and project where humanity might be going. It questions our significance, or rather - our insignificance, faced with the passing of time.
The project is a co-production with Nordland Visual Theatre in Norway, and is supported by Arts Council Norway (NO), Dramatikkens Hus (NO), Nordland Fylkeskommune (NO), Fond for Lyd og Bilde (NO), Danish Arts Foundation (DK), SPENN (NO), l'Espace Périphérique (FR), L’Akuarium (FR) and SPEDIDAM (FR). The show premiered at Stamsund International Theatre Festival in June 2019, and was shown at Bergen Festival Fringe in September 2019.