jassem hindi

May 17 to 20, 2023

Laundry of Legends 2

Porsgrunn (Norway)

Dance / Performance

Presented in English, Arabic, French & Swedish 

May 17, 2023: 7:30pm

May 18, 2023: 7:30pm

May 19, 2023: 7:30pm

May 20, 2023: 7:30pm

‘’Everything that moves is alive and a threat.”

Kaveh Akbar

Laundry of Legends II is part of a series of performances that begin with death poems. These particular texts become oracle making, death fueled time-machines when they are transformed by dancing bodies. Death poems emerge when there is a gathering. They start in the body, and reassemble themselves within us in fragments.

Death poetry is a special kind of political healing; baroque, cruel, and cosmological. It does not produce hedonistic objects, gratuitous ornaments, but rather offers hospitality, companionship, by giving concrete indications on how to surrender, how to betray death, how to be playful with absence.

Death poems tell us where to look – at the way children dance, or how corpses still retain invisible movements, or when bodies are crouching, shaking, bent in threatening postures.

This dance work by Jassem Hindi is performed by Justin de Luna, Clara Furey and Simon Portigal, with poems by Etel Adnan, CA Conrad, and Aase Berg.


A co-production of Grenland Friteater and MAI, with the support of MAI’s residency program.


Performers and Co-Creators: Justin de Luna, Clara Furey and Simon Portigal / Texts: Aase Berg, CA Conrad and Etel Adnan.

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rates 22.23

regular | $28

reduced | $22 – seniors (65 and more) & students: upon presentation of a valid justification document. the discount applies to one (1) person and is not cumulative.

junior & groups | $16 – 14 years old and under, or group of ten (10) and more.

music | $22

accompanying person | $0 – accompanying persons for spectators with a disability. contact the box office for more information.