Skyggen: An alternative performance

Nicolai Karl Madsen, Jonas Lundgård Suni, Simon Sumal Faurby Stycke, Lauge Heebøl, Camille Knigge Kæstel-Hansen & Pernille Holm Rasmussen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This study investigates how performance and event theory can be used to create a customized artistic event, which can affect the students at Roskilde University and thereby contribute to a creative and more exciting student environment. The term performance has seen a dramatic change of meaning and purpose since its origin in the Paleolithic period, where human hunting bands would use caves as ceremonial centers to create theaters for use in ritual performances. The postmodern period has, together with the new basic needs and preferences of the creative class, resulted in a new wave of alternative performance art, which strives to meet the needs of artistic experiences and creative unfoldments of this class in society, which includes university students such as those at Roskilde University. Fieldwork consisting of observations at the university is used to create and perform the alternative, artistic performance, Skyggen, as a part of a larger event. An empirical case is formed from the opinions from interviews with relevant attendants to the events, which then leads to an understanding of the impact on the students and thereby the contribution to the student environment at Roskilde University. Relevant theories consisting of the creative class, postmodern society, multisensory impressions, performances and events are examined to illustrate the problem, which, together with an empirical analysis, eventually leads to the conclusion: A thorough understanding of the attendants as being a specific social group led to a deliberate use of event and performance theory in the creation and execution of Skyggen, which turned out to have a positive affect on the students and thereby also the student environment at the university.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk-Teknologisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato28 jan. 2014
VejledereAnne Elisabeth Sejten


  • shadow
  • alternative
  • artistic
  • Performance
  • event