Cute aggression

Øystein Johansen / Bunnyhead Productions
wo 8 feb - do 9 feb

Op welk punt wordt de zoektocht naar intimiteit gewelddadig? Kan geweld mooi zijn en waarom zijn we er zo door gefascineerd? Is het mogelijk om iets ethisch verwerpelijk te vinden, maar op hetzelfde moment ook aantrekkelijk en mooi.

For English see below

Cute agression is een voorstelling die onze innerlijke drang tot agressie en geweldadige grensoverschrijding onder de loep neemt. Deze drang kan worden gezien als abnormaal of afwijkend, we creeëren schoonheid door destructie. Dit stuk is een poging tot reflectie op de grens tussen esthetiek en perversie.


Cute aggression, or playful aggression, is superficially aggressive behavior caused by seeing something cute.

Cute aggression is a performance that takes a close look at our inner drive towards aggression and violent transgression. This urge can be viewed as abnormal or aberrant, through destruction we create beauty. The piece aims to reflect on the demarcation lines between aesthetics and perversion.

At what point does the quest for intimacy become violent? Can violence be beautiful and why are we so fascinated by it? Is it possible to find something ethically despicable but at the same time very attractive and beautiful?


Norsk Kulturråd 
Fond for Lyd og Bilde
Fond for Utøvende Kunstnere 
Fritt Ord 
Viken Kommune
Drammen Kommune
Oslo Kommune

Meer over de makers

Øystein Johansen is a Norwegian theatre maker that graduated from the mime school in Amsterdam with the Top Naeff honors award. His work research human isolation and the tension it may generate, while keeping on reflecting upon the audience´s gaze. He has made several pieces that toured in Europe and Asia. In 2013 he won Nattogdag´s «Theatre of the year» for the piece A thing of beauty, and in 2014 he won the Amsterdam Fringe award for The Dahmer Syndrome. He visited Bellevue with B&K forever in 2019. "His work is not commonplace. It is intelligent and comical, but of the absurd and terrifying kind” -Top Naeff jury