Å hete Mary… egentlig


Foto: Frédéric Boudin, TekstLab Scratch Festival 2014, Cafeteatret

«To have the name Mary … » is a performance wich explores experiences related to identity from multiple perspectives with humor and distance through motion, sound & text, on how to handle and be with feelings and memories in meeting suprising challenging questions also from the audience. The project researches in highlighting the «turmoil» and the inner dialogue – the complex we all carry in us – that might manifests itself in such confrontations. The project creates a staging research setting that highlights specific issues with adoption, while also shedding light on the completely universal.

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WillNowWas a performance

moves through

The dance meets people, the weather,the natural forces. The duration

human perseverance, our encounter with the challenging surroundings

how we meet ourselves

and others in

challenging situations.

Each year in February List í ljósi festival in Seyðisfjörður. This is a free outdoor art event that is community driven and family friendly. Transforming Seyðisfjörður town into an illuminated buzzing hub of activity. The East Iceland town will light up with curated artworks by international and local artists, ranging from installations, projections and performances to large-scale immersive experiences.

The festival hosts a week-long programme of activities including Flat Earth Film Festival, exhibitions, school workshops, parties and performances all for free


photo : mathias bøgelund christiansen


Lysvandring – Groruddalen 2018, NorskAntikunstSenter, Public sosial installation, 6000 visitors.

PERSONA – naga collective

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“I“An honorable human relationship — that is, one in which two people have the right to use the word “love” — is a process, delicate, violent, often terrifying to both persons involved, a process of refining the truths they can tell each other.
It is important to do this because it breaks down human self-delusion and isolation.
It is important to do this because in doing so we do justice to our own complexity.
It is important to do this because we can count on so few people to go that hard way withus.” – Adrienne Rich

Persona is a theatrical circus show, an acrobatic tango between four people. It is a dance on the floor and in the air, built on trust and control and the intent of the other. The show is both a praise to vulnerability and a call for connection.

Four girlfriends are drinking tea, but something’s not quite right. Their gestures repeat themselves. You have to stand back and let their bodies talk. In this first group show, the women of Naga Collective confront their desires and their instincts. Persona is a story about their relationships, their weaknesses, their strengths and the masks they wear. A Chinese pole, ropes and bodies that bend and twist, seeking out their limits, that are attracted and repelled, between tenderness and brutality. In a minimalist setting, the four acrobats take on this challenge, spilling over with physical emotions.

Conception, creation and performance : Viola Baroncelli, Jatta Borg, Maria José Cázares, Mari Stoknes
Dramaturgy and direction : Virginie Strub
Artistic collaborators : Joris Baltz, Chloé Beillevaire, Sara Lemaire, Catherine Magis, Hanna Filomen Mjåvatn
Set design and construction : Virginie Strub and Viola Baroncelli
Costume creation and design : Eugénie Poste
Light design : Jere Mönkkönen
Music and sound design : Iannis Héaulme
Rigging manager : Mari Stoknes
Stage technician : Jere Mönkkönen or Virginie Strub
Administration, Production and Communication : María José Cázares, Naga Collective, TRABEM asbl
Diffusion : Espace Catastrophe / Thomas Steygers
Associated production : Espace Catastrophe – Centre International de Création des Arts du Cirque (BE)
Coproduction : Maison de la Culture de Tournai – Centre Culturel Transfrontalier (BE) // CAS Centre des Arts Scéniques (BE)
With the support of : Service du Cirque, des Arts forains et de la Rue, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (BE) // Fond National Pour laCulture et les Arts – FONCA (MX)
Partners : Centre Culturel Wolubilis (BE) // Latitude 50 – Pôle arts du cirque et de la rue (BE) // Théâtre 140 (BE) // Cité Culture (BE) // La Grainerie – fabrique des arts du cirque et de l’itinérance (FR) // Festival Internacional de Circo y Chou – FiCHo (MX) // Airesis (MX) // AgriSirkus (FI) // ILES Artist Project (BE) // Théâtre National – Festival XS (BE) // Bureau International Jeunesse – Programme Artichok (BE) // Cracovia 32 (Mx) // Cirko de Mente (MX) // ITESO (MX) // Zinneke asbl (BE)

ADSR – Erikk Mckenzie




Combining live music and dance performance, Attack Decay Sustain Release is an exploration into the relation between movement and sound, digital and organic. The project aims to facilitate artistic collaborations between musicians and movers, within a flexible performative framework which can adapt to different spaces and contexts.

Different versions of Attack Decay Sustain Release has been presented in the context of Schous Étyde, Mørkerommet, Fête de la Musique (Global Oslo Music) and Rom for Dans, in collaboration with performers Hanna Filomen Mjåvatn, Fernanda Branco and Ismaera Takeo Ishii. The project is coproduced by Dansearena Nord, Regional Arena for   Samtidsdans and Tou Scene, with support from Fond for Utøvende Kunstnere, Fond for Lys og Bilde and Arts Council Norway.