Five prominent Nordic dancers have each made an adaptation of a choreographic script. The basis of the adaptations is Janne-Camilla Lyster’s «Escape and Transformation», a literary score crafted in such a way that connection lines will occur as the dancers come together. This encounter becomes the staged performance.
The five dancers have worked independently for three months in their resident countries. During these three months they have each created an adaptation of their individual part of the score. Through the dancers’ response to the score, a distinctive poetic universe arises, where the human, vulnerable and playful are unfolded in moments of anticipation and renewal, clarity and amazement.
Each solo can be shown individually.
Solo I: HUNTER AND SNOW, NEEDLE AND KNIFE danced by Cecilie Lindeman Steen (NO)
Solo II: BIRD AND BEAD danced by Vera Nevanlinna (FI)
Solo III: A MAGNIFICENT CROWN danced by Marie-Louise Stentebjerg (DK)
Solo IV: DOUBLE MAN danced by Ulrika Berg (SE)
Solo V: FOX-HEART danced by Bára Sigfúsdóttir (IS)
Choreographic script and artistic leader: Janne-Camilla Lyster
Adaptation and dance: Cecilie Lindeman Steen (NO), Ulrika Berg (SE), Bára Sigfúsdóttir (IS), Vera Nevanlinna (FI) og Marie-Louise Stentebjerg (DK)
Music: Markus Hernes
Costume and visual design: Olav Ryland Myrtvedt
Light design: Kyrre Heldal Karlsen
Producer: Annika Ostwald
The project is supported by: Arts Council Norway and Fund for Sound and Image, Fund for Performing Artists, Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek (BE) and Summer Studios (Rosas/PARTS, BE), The Norwegian National Program for Artistic Research and Oslo National Academy of Arts, The Academy of Dance.
Photo: Marie Sjøvold
Co-production: Dansens Hus, Norway
Premiere: November 19th at Dansens Hus, Oslo
Tour: October 15th 2016: Ke∂ja Dance Encounter, Vilnius. December 10th 2016: Bordelines Festival at Tanzfaktur Köln.
The choreographic score is a part of Janne-Camilla Lyster's artistic reserach fellowship "Choreographic poetry: Creating Literary Scores for Dance"