Join us for a poetic roller coaster ride that oscillates between euphoria and abstinence, pain and pleasure, high kicks and deep hunger. HOOKED is a physical and visual performance about the anatomy of addiction. With the body as a battlefield, HOOKED sheds light on addiction as a phenomenon – whether it be in the form of gambling, apps, shopping, alcohol, porn, drugs or painkillers.

What is this hunger that drives us?
What are the interests behind that push us?
And once we’re HOOKED – what does it take to break free?

HOOKED is a scenic hybrid of dance, ritual, visual art and performance art.
It is created by a distinct team of international artists, including Danish/Swedish director and performance artist Annika B. Lewis, the Italian/German choreographer and performance artist Morgan Nardi, as well as Swedish visual artist Peter Johansson.


In the performance ‘Hooked’, through physical theatre, dance and English lines, the performers create images of the wild heights of ecstasy and the deep cellar of hunger and withdrawal, that accompany an addiction. They talk about the distance between people that comes in the wake of living in this glass house. As an audience, I become a spectator to the person who is in a bubble of intoxication. I become a spectator to the disconnected feeling of human community. The one that occurs when it’s no longer about a fun trip to the land of happiness, but instead becomes an overstretched muscle that pumps wild and hypnotic trance around the flesh. They become like a machine in overdrive.
– Kulturnyt


Director/performance artist Annika B. Lewis (DK/S)
Choreographer/performance artist Morgan Nardi (IT/DE)
Performers Lisbeth Sonne Andersen (DK) og Petr Hastik (DE)
Set design and props Peter Johansson (S)
Music and video Jens Mønsted (DK) og Anders Krøyer (DK)
Light design Morten Ladefoged (DK)
Dramaturge Anne Hübertz Brekne (DK)
PR and press Jakob D.A. Nicolaisen (DK)
Produktionsledelse Mads B. Aastrup
Production, administration and PR Kassandra Production
Co-produced by Bora Bora – Dans og Visuelt Teater and Teater FFT


The Danish Arts Foundation, The City of Aarhus, Knud Højgaards Fond, Overretssagfører L. Zeuthens Mindelegat and DMF