Will use movement and touch as the doorways into our collective embryological history. Our understanding of the first eight weeks of life after conception is rapidly evolving. In this period, some of the tissues and structures remain with us, some are transformed, and some fade into the background.
Research towards a new dance work has begun as part of Mind the Gap in Oslo in November 2017 with Hanna Filomen Mjåvatn, Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad. We will continue work at the Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota in summer 2018 with the support of Weisman Art Museum, and the Minnesota State Arts Board.
At the Wesiman we will bring together dancers, medical students and the public to engage in embodied research of embryonic development through study, hands on practice and movement exploration. The theoretical knowledge of the medical students and the embodied knowledge of the dancers will merge as they deepen their understanding of embryology through the collective construction of a circle dance form. This dance will progress from the embryological journey of two cells to conscious being with everyone embodying these transforming structures. We will work with the facts of biology, with the first-person experiential messiness of everyone in the room, and generate a process that is wildly creative and deeply tangible. The dance will practiced in public space, and community participants are invited to join in to learn and to contribute to the form, offering a gateway into their own embryonic experience.
As our research continues we will create a larger dance work for the theater or museum which will premiere in 2019.
TekstLab: Unge stemmer, nye historier
Interaktive workshops i skolen.TekstLab InterAKT er et tilbud for å gi elever i skolen verktøy til selv å skape egne historier og fortellinger, skrive tekster basert på disse historiene og finne en form å vise tekstene i. Elevene gis rett til å skape egne historier som betyr noe for dem, og de velger selv hvilken form de vil vise/fortelle historien i. Prosesser med samspill mellom elever og kunstnere. TekstLabs metode og pedagogikk har som intensjon at alle elever, barn og ungdommer som er med i kunstprosessene, skal oppleve og erfare at de har evner og muligheter til å uttrykke seg. De engasjeres i kunstneriske prosesser som resulterer i at de skaper sine egne fortellinger og finner frem til ett eller flere form- og kunstuttrykk som de selv ønsker å bruke. De utvikler og viser sine fortellinger, og på den måten får de redskaper til å kunne bli en stemme som andre kan høre, og en person som kan bli sett.
A song to… by Mia Habib is the choreography of a mass movement in both senses of the word: the Norwegian choreographer brings 16 professional dancers and up to 30 non-professionals onto the stage, choreographing their naked bodies as pure materiality.
In a critical engagement with mass protests, concepts of monumental art as a political instrument and research into swarm intelligence, Mia Habib stages the multiplicity of the bodies as a critical mass: representation, overpowering and mass dynamics, but also singularity and isolation. In this setting, the audience is presented with ambivalent mass dynamics and bodies which purposefully refuse singular interpretations, which the choreography draws on. Running and falling, moving in circles and sculptural tableaus, the bodies – which are permanently transforming and taking on new forms which are at turns animalistic, artificial, sacral or object-like – receive new ascriptions of meaning. The nudity performs the supposed naturalness of bodies, and exposes the naked truth of what it means to be human, where the question of whether we are looking at a human, an object or an animal loses all importance.
«There was a tiger in the jungle behind her mother’s house.
«Crocodiles were hiding in the muddy river. Human sharks passed by in lorries on their way to India, leaving behind a trail of lost children.»
Nepalese artists perform their deeply personal story of being trafficked into the circus industry as young children, using the means of their enslavement to speak against it. Circus, spoken word, movement and ceremony are used to show how, against all odds, Renu Ghalan and Aman Tamang (from Nepal’s Circus Kathmandu) survived their childhood and created their own destiny. Linh TP Hoang, a Vietnamese-Norwegian circus performance artist, joins them in an inspiring, authentic, raw and heart-warming performance about life and circus, entertainment and reflection.
Produced through an international partnership between artistic directors from renowned companies NoFit State and Circus Xanti, As a Tiger in the Jungle will be a unique theatrical circus experience.
Supported by Nofitstate, Pontio, Baerum Kulturhus, Porsgrunn International Theater Festival, Black-E, ChoraChori Nepal
Eksprimentering Menneskedyret 25 FEBRUAR 2018
«After my research project the human animal in 2014, I would like to open more and invite more people to explore the human animal – in yourself, in each other, in relationships between us. The discoveries and research on my own humananimal are among other things the basic of some of the inputs I picked out as tools and thoughts i wish to investigate. I would like to share and take part in open, reflected, and mutually evolving experiments with you.
RESEARCH in your own body expression?
REVIEW how we influence each other?
Be STILL and investigate what we hear in our own and others thoughts? GIVE attention to our collective communications?
How is it like to BE TOgether?
How to honor ALONE INFRONT OF ?How is it to be YOU in front of others?
How is it to be YOU when you see the other? How is the your humananimal?
HD video, 18 minutes
Director: Marte Aas
Cinematography: Hilde Malme/Marte Aas
Editing: Kirsti Marie Hougen/Marte Aas
Screenplay: Per Schreiner
Sound design: Merete Mongstad/Marte Aas
Cast: Hanna Filomen Mjåvatn and Øyvind Hatvik
Grønland-Makedonien is a film about bus route 151, which departs from Oslo Bus Terminal, located in the Grønland district of central Oslo. In this area, the demographic changes in our society are visible: a high proportion of immigrants as well as a high population density. From this starting point, the bus wends its way westward through prosperous residential areas in both Oslo and Bærum: Sjølyst, Lysaker, Høvik and Blommenholm, before ending up in the housing estates of Kolsås and Rykkinn in West Bærum. Built as affordable housing in the 1970s, the area is now sometimes referred to as Bærum’s East End. Grønland – Makedonien is a journey through scenes of social, demographic and cultural diversity.
The film’s protagonist is a young woman who, in the absence of anything better to do, catches this bus every day. She tells her story while observing life on the bus: people embarking and disembarking, looking out of the window, being bored, waiting, making mobile phone calls and talking to other passengers. In parallel with this, we see the progress of the bus as it moves through different urban, suburban and rural landscapes, and the changing seasons.
Commissioned by Henie Onstad Kunstsenter for the exhibition Utopia Bærum.
“HEAT” is a research in what total devotion and dedication might be and mean physically, mentally, emotionally and choreographically. Asking the ultimate question: is this practice a form of extremism?