In 2013 Lotte Arnsbjerg for the first time created a central story from her own life. Her story about sexual abuse in her early childhood with her personal narrative about facing her identity as a victim and of finding strength from her walk through those fires have resulted in the multi-media performance “Girl Of Diamond Mountain.”
Lotte Arnsbjerg created GODM in partnership with the American composer Carman Moore with whom she performed its world premiere at Center at West Park in New York City. The reactions from the audience were overwhelming and confirmed the notion that a lot of people are living without redemption of traumas because of taboos, concealment and lack of a way to abandon victimhood. “Girl of Diamond Mountain was the catalyst for the entire initiative to create The Art of Transformation.
The performance has been translated and rewritten by Ms. Arnsbjerg in a Danish performance called “The Girl Under the Water”. Personally Lotte Arnsbjerg has matured and feels highly motivated to perform the story in her native language in any Danish-speaking locations, especially in those where the #Meetoo movement has been opening things up. The Art of Transformation is bringing new perspectives on that movement to the table and is moving the focus from the revelation to individual transformation beyond the trauma.
Girl of Diamond Mountain is a multi-media performance with a powerful score, heart-rending songs and spoken word, breath-taking dance and compelling video projections that clearly depict the story of the little girl. The story goes from childhood innocence, being sexually abused, but ultimately finding the path that brought her out of victimhood to personal empowerment, despite taboos, social consequences, and collective concealment.
The Danish performance is called “Pigen Under Vandet” – The Girl Under the Water and is translated/ rewritten and performed by Lotte Arnsbjerg and Carman Moore. Co-staging/ co-produced by director Malte Claudio Lind.