In Deep inside the Global Seed Vault at Svalbard, in the dark and cold, the source of life and possible new beginnings are being kept. Here the world stores it´s future.
This scenario forms the backdrop of a new creation by choreographer Ina Christel Johannessen. The cast of 7 beautiful dancers give Frozen Songs a unique and powerful physicality, combined with poetic and often theatrical elements. With the combination of the scenographic elements, multi -media, light design and composed music this performance will create an experience out of the ordinary. Born out of the exciting encounter between international and Norwegian artists, this performance offers a unique experience which brings forth the most vital theme of today; the survival of our species…length: 75′
….to imagine a time and a place in the future has played a crucial part of human creativity and philosophy. To play with the idea of a future is particularly interesting on stage. The presence of the body on stage serves as a link between the past (the experience) and the future (the idea/concept). It connects the experiences that we have from our lives with the hope of a future, particularly for the children…length: 90′
Powerful movement through space, at times a chamber play, intimate and secretive. Hypnotic structure and rhythmic mantra.Ina Christel Johannessen and 12 dancers embark on a journey to explore the ambiguous struggle between hospitality and friendship, opposition and hostility.
How do we treat those who enter our community? When are you the guest, and when are you the host? How do the given situation and the relationship to your alliances affect your ability to make the right choices?
Ina Christel Johannessen continues to investigate many of the same themes as in “Terra 0 Motel”, but in a completely different format. Continually present on stage, the dancers rephrase the inexplicit space between solitude and personal freedom. In a space out of the ordinary, audience members are surrounding the ritual of the performance. They are invited to be close witnesses to the choices made and view the situations from different sides. – Not to judge but to draw their own conclusions.
All dancers embrace zero visibility corp.’s specific practice, as they have collaborated closely with Ina Christel Johannessen on several previous occasions. The piece is performed to the haunting soundscapes of Demdike Stare and Palestinian music…length: 80′
Again is a complex interplay between written music, large electronic clusters, musicians, the orchestra, dance, and the visual scene. An artistic collaboration between choreographer Ina Christel Johannessen and the Swedish composer Marcus Fjellström…length: 70′