VioLens is an interdisciplinary adaptation of four Heinrich Hoffman children’s stories. These 19th century morality lessons are taken to the stage, melding theater, chamber music, and movement into an evening-length work that questions society’s perceptions of morality, violence and family.

VioLens explores the mutation of three fictitious children’s tales and their real life counterparts. It manipulates the disturbing effects of misbehavior into symbolic action. The selected stories focus on themes of fire, food and racism, and pull the audience towards the threshold of humor and horror.