FyraBen is a Malmö based collective creating in wider field of contemporary dance, performance art and drama theater. The group developed a technique called tricksterism or dramaturgy of betrayal, by researching what does it mean to be political on stage in the system that demands critique in order to maintain the status quo.
Working in the field of performing arts it is becoming obvious that not only it is not forbidden to be provocative, subversive and radical – it almost became an (market) imperative. This constant need that the ruling ideology seems to have for self critique and self problematization could of course be seen as affirmation of the open and free aspects of the liberal values but thinking about the true impact it has on society it is more useful to see it as a way to maintain the current state of things. In order to avoid that, we need not only to formulate the right political questions – but also redefine what being political means.
FyraBen are two founding members and three long term associates. More about us: here.