Nanna cuts herself but she doesn’t really know why. Life imposes itself and insists on being lived. But how do you live your life when you feel like Nanna does?
CUT// grapples with the problem of girls hurting themselves – a sadly present issue: in Denmark statistics show that every 6th teenage girl has tried hurting herself. A thematic line is drawn from H.C. Andersen’s sensitive princess in ”The Princess and the Pea” to the young cutters, to whom it isn’t the small pea, but life itself that hurts.
In a fusion between performance, dance, music, light and text, CUT// gives the audience an insight in the everyday life of a young self-hurter.
CUT// is written and developed in close collaboration between writer and dramatist Linda Klein and Charlotte Ladefoged. It's hvid støj’s debut performance, and it's highly praised by critics, colleagues, the young audience and their adults.
We have succeeded in raising money for an English translation, and we’re looking so much forward to presenting and staging CUT// in an English version!