Friday, April 5 through Sunday, April 7, 2024

Norwegian performance company Findlay/Sandsmark visits Kansas City for a special, weekend production of donkey (iteration II) as a part of Charlotte Street’s In(SITE) performance series.

donkey is the next installment in a series of performed installations occupied with the idea of iteration and continuation. Findlay/Sandsmark carries on from where their last production every night in my dreams left off in both tone and material, working to extract, simplify, and refine elements to become something entirely new. donkey offers a meditative space to re-imagine the ‘void’ left from the past, and perhaps more hopeful futures.

Using a playful and immediate approach, the work celebrates laborious tasks with an appreciation for endurance and dedication framed inside a circle. Embracing restraint as a guide, the work deals with interests in patterns and repetitions in dialog between sound, movements, images, and physical matter. donkey acknowledges the impossible separation between the body and the material, and how the creation of the world is an ongoing process of entanglement.


Friday, April 5
Doors open at 7:00 PM | Performance starts at 7:30 PM

Saturday, April 6
Doors open at 7:00 PM | Performance starts at 7:30 PM

Sunday, April 7, 2024
Doors open at 4:30 PM | Performance starts at 5:00 PM


This event is FREE and open to the public. No tickets or reservations required. Seating is first come first serve.


Event Details

Friday, April 5 through Sunday, April 7, 2024


Charlotte Street Stern Theater (3333 Wyoming St)



Findlay/Sandsmark is a performance company working across the disciplines of dance, theater, live music, and video art in a collaborative and collective effort. Over the past few years, they have created several productions in the borderland between performing arts and installation, bending connections and correlations over disciplines to create live art which resonates from a physical and emotional plane.

Their work has been presented in regular collaboration with Black Box Teater, BIT Teatergarasjen, and Rosendal Teater, and internationally at PS 122 Coil Festival and Abrons Arts Center in New York, On the Boards, Seattle, Wexner Center in Columbus, and Charlotte Street, Kansas City. They are also behind RIMI/IMIR SceneKunst in Stavanger where they have a full-time production studio in an old boat factory/grocery store, as well as co-facilitating and curating the platform.


By: Marit Sandsmark and Iver Findlay with Peter Warren and Jean-Vincent Kerebel
Conversation partner:  Jon Refsdal Moe
Production assistance: Greta Jasaitė
Electronics/programing:  Fabrice Moinet
Costume fabrication: Victoria Heggelund
Co-production: BIT teatergarasjen (Bergen), Black Box teater (Oslo), RIMI/IMIR Scenekunst (Stavanger)

Supported by: Kulturrådet, Rogaland Fylkeskommune, Stavanger kommune
Travel support provided by Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs/ Performing Arts Hub Norway
Additional support for Kansas City iteration provided by Kemper Family Foundation and Charlotte Street

Thanks to Gabel Eiben, Dag Egil Njaa



In(SITE) is a mutlidisciplinary performance series curated by Patrick Alexander that highlights local, regional, and national acts at pivotal points in their practices. Each performance showcases contemporary works that push boundaries, take risks, and demonstrate excellence in performing arts.


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