The final result of Janne-Camilla Lyster's artistic Phd project was presented during the Ultima Festival on September 13th - 15th. The presentation consisted of a book of collected choreographic scores, an exposition of process material and other-sized scores, and Interpretations by dancers Irene Theisen, Ingrid Haakstad, Julie Moviken Cecilie Lindeman Steen, Catharina Vehre Gresslien, and pianist Ellen Ugelvik.
CHOREOGRAPHIC POETRY: BOOK LAUNCH AND SELECTED INTERPRETATIONS
Presentation of artistic result of the Phd fellowship «Choreographic poetry: Creating literary scores for dance» by Janne-Camilla Lyster. Book release of collection of choreographic scores, and opening of exposition of process material on Friday September 13th at 19:00. Interpretations by dancers Irene Theisen, Ingrid Haakstad, Cecilie Lindeman Steen, Catharina Vehre Gresslien, and Julie Moviken, and pianist Ellen Ugelvik on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th of September from 11:00-15:30.
The point of departure of Beauty I-X is a score of ten choreographic poems - a poetry that possesses a choreographic capacity, and which can be read as both poetry and dance. This score will be trans-created through the dancers' and pianist’s reading and practice, as they establish a sensorial relationship to the text.
Time and light, movement and sound interweave into a cycle where simplicity, intimacy and transience create patterns and textures – with a precision leaving us open for the unimagined. The work will premiere at Dansens Hus, Oslo, on April 12th.
GJETTER FREM SKJØNNHET, HVIS IKKE HEST
Dancers Ingrid Haakstad and Irene Theisen performs their interpretations of poetic score Beauty I-III at Scenehuset on March 25th at 17:00 and 20:00.
LOVE I-III IN HELSINKI
Finnish dancer Anni Kaila will perform her interpretation of the score Love I-III at the festival Poetry Moon in Helsinki, August 26th and at Ateneum Art Museum as a part of the Urban Apa festival on the 14th and 15th of October 2017. Please see calendar for more information.
BOOK LAUNCH AND PREMIERE
«Herostratos» is a poem written for the stage. The book will be launched at the premiere of the same work, staged and directed by Øyvind Osmo Eriksen at Det Norske Teatret, Oslo, on October 11th 2017. Read more
IN OCTOBER 2017
Two solo interpretations of the choreographic score BEAUTY I-III danced by Cecilie Lindeman Steen and Vebjørn Sundby at Scenehuset in Oslo on October 5th and 7th 2017 at 18:30. Free admission.
STUDY IN GREY
A collaborative interpretation of the choreographic score Study in grey between renowned artists Lene Grenager (composer/cellist) and Torunn Robstad (dancer) will be shown at Kunsthall Oslo on June 24th and 25th at 13:00. Free admission.
THE SHAPING OF CHANGE
The Shaping of Change is a dance work in three parts – a series of meditative transformations initiating a sensory relationship to its audience. The Shaping of Change is a solo work, silent and powerful in its three-dimensionality. The work was first performed in dialogue with the exhibition Sculpture by Håkon Anton Fagerås at the Vigeland Museum, September 16-18. Dancer: Gry Bech-Hanssen.
ESCAPE AND TRANSFORMATION
Nordic Score: Escape and Transformation was invited to Kedja Vilnius, Lithuania, Borderlines Festival at Tanzfaktur Köln and 3:e Våningen in Gothenburg.
AN UNFAITHFUL RETURN TO POETICS
Essay by Bojana Cvejić
«In Escape and Transformation (2015), five dancers are given a poem, composed in several parts timed with a certain duration. Each dancer “reads” the poem autonomously, saying it to herself by heart and translating the text that she internalized into movement.
No mimetic relationship is assigned between movements and words; each dancer keeps her autonomy and discretion of her own shaping of the movement language of her embodiment. The result is five simultaneous layers, like five voices or parts of a thick polyphonic composition.
We the audience is given the poem to read at our convenience. What usually remains a concealed implicit dimension of dancers’ mode of performance, is now unraveled in the voice of the poem: a poetic transfiguration of images, words, sounds, thoughts, which dancers use as the imaginary prosthesis of their movements, is intimated.
A distinctive quality of this writing qua poetry appears in tropes combining an intricate insider’s experience of bodily things (parts, organs, tissues, fluids, sensations etc.) and incorporeal objects and verbs detailing movement.»
Hunter and snow, needle and knife danced by Cecilie Lindeman Steen and Fox-heart danced by Bára Sigfúsdóttir was performed at Scenehuset in May 2016. Both solos are adaptations of Janne-Camilla Lyster's choreographic score Escape and Transformation, which premiered at Dansens Hus, Oslo, in November 2015. A unique chance to see the adaptations in a solo setting at beautiful Scenehuset in Oslo.
Janne-Camilla Lysters's new collection of poetry, MELK KÅPE SAND MÅPE, was released at Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, on September 5th. The book is now availiable in stores. Read more
ESCAPE AND TRANSFORMATION
The five distinguished dancers Bára Sigfusdóttir (IS), Cecilie Lindeman Steen (NO), Ulrika Berg (SE), Vera Nevanlinna (FI) and Marie-Louise Stentebjerg (DK) each worked for three months independently making adaptations of Janne-Camilla Lyster's choreographic script, Escape and Transformation. The dancers came together in Oslo, performing their adaptations in a staged event at Dansens Hus, Oslo, premiering on November 19th, 2015.
An essay written by Jennifer Allen featuring Janne-Camilla Lyster's artistic research project, Choreo-graphic poetry: Creating literary scores for dance is published in the April-May issue of Mousse Magazine. Read more
Her presence is total, every moment operates on several layers. It's an admirable achievement.
Snelle Hall, The Norwegian Shakespeare and Theatre Journal vol. 3-4/2014
The solo is based on the stage directions of Ibsen’s play «Ghosts». The stage directions forms a choreographic structure, a series of movements performed by Janne-Camilla Lyster. She combines these movements with spoken text, to form a work that expands into spheres of the present; the collective, loneliness, vanity and impermanence, hope and surrender.
Curated by Kai Johnsen, commissioned by Ibsen Awards in co-production with Dramatikkens Hus.
August 11th at 18:00 | Vitlycke Centre for Performing Arts
After an intensive residency week, the dancers Irene Theisen and Ingrid Haakstad will each show a new solo work of the choreographic scores «Paper Weight» (Haakstad) and «Every word was once an animal» (Theisen), written by Janne-Camilla Lyster.