T . I . T . S .
T.I.T.S. is an independent performance group that explores the possibilities of hybrid theater forms, blending choreography, play, sound, visual imagery, and body physicality. Based in Norway, artistic leader Nela H. Kornetová initiates each project with her international team of collaborators, with themes that audiences from all walks of life can relate to instinctively.
T.I.T.S. founded the group in 2013 when they devised “Trumpets in the Sky”, a performance about the anticipation of apocalypse as a metaphor for anxiety. Subsequent performances include “My Own Private Picture” (2015), exploring personal desires and pornographic media imagery; the audiovisual dance performance “Forced Beauty” (2016), which investigates power structures and society´s fascination with violence; and “Mine” (2017), a physical operetta examining the human need to possess.
Recent projects include “Cult of Busy” (2018), a satirical work about a fictional religious community worshipping busy-ness; the performance installation “un:tit:led” (2018), focused on the themes of uncertainty and unpredictability; “Tumor: Carcinogenic Romance” (2019) about the search for love and peace with a deadly disease, mixing text, choreography, sound, and visual art; “Badman” (2020) an audiovisual physical performance about masculinity and its power, reclaimed and twisted by a single female performer; and hypnotic “Dreamers” (2020) which are dealing with the digestion of reality in a form of dream fiction.
To date, T.I.T.S. have presented their work at multiple venues and festivals in Norway, Denmark, Italy, Germany, France, Poland, Lithuania, Slovakia, Czechia, and South Korea. Currently, Kornetová and her colleagues are preparing a sequel to last year´s carcinogenic romance, entitled “Tumor: polyamor”, as well as a new choreographic situation entitled “Standing Under” and a cooperation with playwright Serge Ernandez “Dave&Golly”, all with the expected premieres in 2021-23.