Wednesday
04. February
En vie ... en ville
Kirkenes airport
11:10
Photo: Da Motus!
En vie ... en ville
Site-spesific performance by Da Motus! (CH)
Kirkenes airport
Wednesday 11:10

Aliens? Disguised dancers? Laboratory assistants facing a chemical disaster?

Kirkenes airport, Høybuktmoen, becomes a site-specific stage when the Swiss performance group Da Motus! explores the heart of the Barents region. Simultaneous movements and gestures despite big distance between the performers question the fact why human beings surround themselves with alienated buildings.

The vivacious plasticity of plant life, the vibrant and breathing quality of animals’ movement and the subtle and sensitive exchange of human relations inspire and stimulate the body language of Da Motus! Their perfomances are eclectic and attest a lively creativity, enriched by a subtle ability to play with the circumstances, on stage as well as out-door in specific sites.

Da Motus! (da!=give, offer! / motus=movement) was founded in 1987 and has performed in more than 200 cities of 43 countries. In 2014, the company receives the Cultural Prize of the Council of Fribourg, in Switzerland.

Production: Da Motus!, Pikene på Broen  
Price (Kr): 0
En vie ... en ville
Kirkenes airport
12:10
Photo: Da Motus!
En vie ... en ville
Site-spesific performance by Da Motus! (CH)
Kirkenes airport
Wednesday 12:10

Aliens? Disguised dancers? Laboratory assistants facing a chemical disaster?

Kirkenes airport, Høybuktmoen, becomes a site-specific stage when the Swiss performance group Da Motus! explores the heart of the Barents region. Simultaneous movements and gestures despite big distance between the performers question the fact why human beings surround themselves with alienated buildings.
 
The vivacious plasticity of plant life, the vibrant and breathing quality of animals’ movement and the subtle and sensitive exchange of human relations inspire and stimulate the body language of Da Motus! Their perfomances are eclectic and attest a lively creativity, enriched by a subtle ability to play with the circumstances, on stage as well as out-door in specific sites.
 
Da Motus! (da!=give, offer! / motus=movement) was founded in 1987 and has performed in more than 200 cities of 43 countries. In 2014, the company receives the Cultural Prize of the Council of Fribourg, in Switzerland.
Price (Kr): 0
Opening Show
Area below the separation plant, Sydvaranger gruve
18:15
Photo: Beau Geste
Opening Show
Transports Exceptionnels
Area below the separation plant, Sydvaranger gruve
Wednesday 18:15

Welcoming by Mayor Cecilie Hansen.

Opening of the festival by Anne Karin Olli,                                                                             Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation, Norway.

 

Beau Geste (FR)

Brigitte Heuser (NZ)

Fadi Gaziri (RU)

Superlys (NO)

 

The dancer’s body moves through the cold night. His arms waving, grabbing, pushing - cutting through the air like a knife. He kneels in front of the digger. His head facing the ground. Is he surrendering, or is he asking for a dance?

Despite its gigantic size a machine is somehow connected with the human body. Is Transports Exceptionnels a child`s dream, an adult`s illusion or just fantasy inspired by an industrial surrounding?   

In times when companies in the High North suffer from the results of high politics and low iron price, Barents Spektakel reflects on the vulnerable relation between man and machine with an intense and poetic opening show of dirt and dance.

Barents Spektakel presents a spectacular and site-specific adapted performance by the French artist group Beau Geste, a non-verbal dialog between a digger and a dancer, accompanied by newly arranged music, placed under the ever noisy, always steamy separation plant of Kirkenes.

The mezzo-soprano, Brigitte Heuser, appears as a soloist during the Opening Show. Heuser is a versatile singer, classically trained in opera. She was born in New Zealand and began her classical vocal training there and has since performed in Germany, Norway, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, England and Wales. Heuser is currently based between Norway, Kirkenes to be specific, and Germany. 

brigitte heuser opening show web

Fadi Gaziri has composed and arranged works for the Opening Show. He appears live on piano, electronics and violin performing with Brigitte Heuser during the show. Gaziri is born in Moscow and lives and works as a piano entertainer, cabarettist, and composer in Hamburg. He has performed around the world, and has written music for TV adverts, short films, image films, online games, etc

fadi gaziri credit lisa drewes webPhoto: Lisa Drewes

 

Artistic supervision: Anders Eriksson, Mansard Management.

Sound: Lydteamet.

Technical production: Pikene på Broen and Lydteamet.

 

Production: Pikene på Broen
Price (Kr): 0
Thursday
05. February
Executed stories
Kirkenes school
11:00
Executed stories
Performance by Juha Valkeapää (FI)
Kirkenes school
Thursday 11:00 - 12:00

What would you want for your last meal?

This performance is for Kirkenes school only.

Executed stories tells the life story of a group of people that was either executed or became executioners. The viewing angle is constantly shifting between the different aspects of the execution; the person to be executed or the one performing the execution. For the former, it is an irrevocable punishment, the latter perhaps a well done service.

Executed stories consists of words, simple actions, songs, a tapestry, a drawing, a photo, and the Last Supper. The tone is neutral and objective, but not without humour. The audience will be playing hangman and setting up top-ten lists of various execution methods. The highlight is a prize draw where the winner gets served what she or he would have asked for his last meal.

Juha Valkeapää is a vocal and performance artist, using his voice as his main tool. Since 1993, he has made seven hundred performances of one hundred and forty different works in twenty-seven countries, solos and various group works, vocal & sound & performance art, theatre, music, dance, plus sound installations, soundscapes and compositions for exhibitions, radio, theatre and dance performances. He is based in Helsinki, Finland.

Production: Juha Valkepää
Price (Kr): 0
Shrink
Amfi
12:00
Photo: Dirk Pauwels
Shrink
Performance by Lawrence Malstaf (BE)
Amfi
Thursday 12:00

Clean air, how important is it really?

 

Dancers:

Liv Hanne Haugen (NO)

Flavia Devonas (NO)

Pollina Artmeva (RU)

Viacheslav Burtcev (RU)

 

Who decides if the air is clean - or clean enough? Do we have sufficient cross border agreements when dealing with environmental issues and airspace, or is air simply uncontrollable?

Shrink is a performance by the Tromsø based artist Lawrence Malstaf. The performance includes two Russian and two Norwegian dancers, a large metal scaffold and loads of plastic. The dancers couple up, one Russian and one Norwegian, and vacuum-seal each other; their bodies moving slowly, pausing, changing their pose until they are completely wrapped in plastic and not able to move anymore. Being vacuum-sealed in plastic, one needs to trust the ones on the outside, the ones controlling your air channel, your only way of breathing. However, being shrink-wrapped in plastic, what to we look like? Man as meat. Something one might by in a supermarket, something to take away?

The work of Lawrence Malstaf is situated on the borderline between the visual and the theatrical. He develops installation and performance art with a strong focus on movement, coincidence, order and chaos, and immersive sensorial rooms for individual visitors. He also creates larger mobile environments dealing with space and orientation, often using the visitor as a co-actor. His projects involve advanced technology as a point of departure or inspiration and as a means for activating installations.

 

Production: Lawrence Malstaf, Pikene på Broen
Price (Kr): 0
En vie ... en ville
Walking street
14:00
Photo: Da Motus!
En vie ... en ville
Site-spesific performance by Da Motus! (CH)
Walking street
Thursday 14:00 - 15:00

Aliens? Disguised dancers? Laboratory assistants facing a chemical disaster?

Kirkenes becomes a site-specific stage when the Swiss performance group Da Motus! explores the heart of the Barents region. Simultaneous movements and gestures despite big distance between the performers question the fact why human beings surround themselves with alienated buildings.

The vivacious plasticity of plant life, the vibrant and breathing quality of animals’ movement and the subtle and sensitive exchange of human relations inspire and stimulate the body language of Da Motus! Their perfomances are eclectic and attest a lively creativity, enriched by a subtle ability to play with the circumstances, on stage as well as out-door in specific sites.

Da Motus! (da!=give, offer! / motus=movement) was founded in 1987 and has performed in more than 200 cities of 43 countries. In 2014, the company receives the Cultural Prize of the Council of Fribourg, in Switzerland.

 

Price (Kr): 0
Shrink
Amfi
17:00
Photo: Dirk Pauwels
Shrink
Performance by Lawrence Malstaf (BE)
Amfi
Thursday 17:00

Clean air, how important is it really?

 

Dancers:

Liv Hanne Haugen (NO)

Flavia Devonas (NO)

Pollina Artmeva (RU)

Viacheslav Burtcev (RU)

 

Who decides if the air is clean - or clean enough? Do we have sufficient cross border agreements when dealing with environmental issues and airspace, or is air simply uncontrollable?

Shrink is a performance by the Tromsø based artist Lawrence Malstaf. The performance includes two Russian and two Norwegian dancers, a large metal scaffold and loads of plastic. The dancers couple up, one Russian and one Norwegian, and vacuum-seal each other; their bodies moving slowly, pausing, changing their pose until they are completely wrapped in plastic and not able to move anymore. Being vacuum-sealed in plastic, one needs to trust the ones on the outside, the ones controlling your air channel, your only way of breathing. However, being shrink-wrapped in plastic, what to we look like? Man as meat. Something one might by in a supermarket, something to take away?

The work of Lawrence Malstaf is situated on the borderline between the visual and the theatrical. He develops installation and performance art with a strong focus on movement, coincidence, order and chaos, and immersive sensorial rooms for individual visitors. He also creates larger mobile environments dealing with space and orientation, often using the visitor as a co-actor. His projects involve advanced technology as a point of departure or inspiration and as a means for activating installations.

Production: Lawrence Malstaf, Pikene på Broen
Price (Kr): 0
Executed stories
Kirkenes school
17:00
Executed stories
Performance by Juha Valkeapää (FI)
Kirkenes school
Thursday 17:00

What would you want for your last meal?

Executed stories tells the life story of a group of people that was either executed or became executioners. The viewing angle is constantly shifting between the different aspects of the execution; the person to be executed or the one performing the execution. For the former, it is an irrevocable punishment, the latter perhaps a well done service.

Executed stories consists of words, simple actions, songs, a tapestry, a drawing, a photo, and the Last Supper. The tone is neutral and objective, but not without humour. The audience will be playing hangman and setting up top-ten lists of various execution methods. The highlight is a prize draw where the winner gets served what she or he would have asked for his last meal.

Juha Valkeapää is a vocal and performance artist, using his voice as his main tool. Since 1993, he has made seven hundred performances of one hundred and forty different works in twenty-seven countries, solos and various group works, vocal & sound & performance art, theatre, music, dance, plus sound installations, soundscapes and compositions for exhibitions, radio, theatre and dance performances. He is based in Helsinki, Finland.

Production: Juha Valkepää
Price (Kr): 125,- (+ ticket fee)
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Friday
06. February
Shrink
Amfi
11:00
Photo: Dirk Pauwels
Shrink
Performance by Lawrence Malstaf (BE)
Amfi
Friday 11:00

Clean air, how important is it really?

 

Dancers:

Liv Hanne Haugen (NO)

Flavia Devonas (NO)

Pollina Artmeva (RU)

Viacheslav Burtcev (RU)

 

Who decides if the air is clean - or clean enough? Do we have sufficient cross border agreements when dealing with environmental issues and airspace, or is air simply uncontrollable?

Shrink is a performance by the Tromsø based artist Lawrence Malstaf. The performance includes two Russian and two Norwegian dancers, a large metal scaffold and loads of plastic. The dancers couple up, one Russian and one Norwegian, and vacuum-seal each other; their bodies moving slowly, pausing, changing their pose until they are completely wrapped in plastic and not able to move anymore. Being vacuum-sealed in plastic, one needs to trust the ones on the outside, the ones controlling your air channel, your only way of breathing. However, being shrink-wrapped in plastic, what to we look like? Man as meat. Something one might by in a supermarket, something to take away?

The work of Lawrence Malstaf is situated on the borderline between the visual and the theatrical. He develops installation and performance art with a strong focus on movement, coincidence, order and chaos, and immersive sensorial rooms for individual visitors. He also creates larger mobile environments dealing with space and orientation, often using the visitor as a co-actor. His projects involve advanced technology as a point of departure or inspiration and as a means for activating installations.

Production: Lawrence Malstaf, Pikene på Broen
Price (Kr): 0
En vie ... en ville
Sør-Varanger Culture Hall
12:00
Photo: Da Motus!
En vie ... en ville
Site-spesific performance by Da Motus! (CH)
Sør-Varanger Culture Hall
Friday 12:00

Aliens? Disguised dancers? Laboratory assistants facing a chemical disaster?

Kirkenes becomes a site-specific stage when the Swiss performance group Da Motus! explores the heart of the Barents region. Simultaneous movements and gestures despite big distance between the performers question the fact why human beings surround themselves with alienated buildings.

The vivacious plasticity of plant life, the vibrant and breathing quality of animals’ movement and the subtle and sensitive exchange of human relations inspire and stimulate the body language of Da Motus! Their perfomances are eclectic and attest a lively creativity, enriched by a subtle ability to play with the circumstances, on stage as well as out-door in specific sites.

Da Motus! (da!=give, offer! / motus=movement) was founded in 1987 and has performed in more than 200 cities of 43 countries. In 2014, the company receives the Cultural Prize of the Council of Fribourg, in Switzerland.

Price (Kr): 0
Shrink
Amfi
17:00
Photo: Dirk Pauwels
Shrink
Performance by Lawrence Malstaf (BE)
Amfi
Friday 17:00

Clean air, how important is it really?

 

Dancers:

Liv Hanne Haugen (NO)

Flavia Devonas (NO)

Pollina Artmeva (RU)

Viacheslav Burtcev (RU)

 

Who decides if the air is clean - or clean enough? Do we have sufficient cross border agreements when dealing with environmental issues and airspace, or is air simply uncontrollable?

Shrink is a performance by the Tromsø based artist Lawrence Malstaf. The performance includes two Russian and two Norwegian dancers, a large metal scaffold and loads of plastic. The dancers couple up, one Russian and one Norwegian, and vacuum-seal each other; their bodies moving slowly, pausing, changing their pose until they are completely wrapped in plastic and not able to move anymore. Being vacuum-sealed in plastic, one needs to trust the ones on the outside, the ones controlling your air channel, your only way of breathing. However, being shrink-wrapped in plastic, what to we look like? Man as meat. Something one might by in a supermarket, something to take away?

The work of Lawrence Malstaf is situated on the borderline between the visual and the theatrical. He develops installation and performance art with a strong focus on movement, coincidence, order and chaos, and immersive sensorial rooms for individual visitors. He also creates larger mobile environments dealing with space and orientation, often using the visitor as a co-actor. His projects involve advanced technology as a point of departure or inspiration and as a means for activating installations.

Production: Lawrence Malstaf, Pikene på Broen
Price (Kr): 0
En vie ... en ville
Sør-Varanger Culture Hall
20:00
Photo: Da Motus!
En vie ... en ville
Site-spesific performance by Da Motus! (CH)
Sør-Varanger Culture Hall
Friday 20:00
Aliens? Disguised dancers? Laboratory assistants facing a chemical disaster?
 

Kirkenes becomes a site-specific stage when the Swiss performance group Da Motus! explores the heart of the Barents region. Simultaneous movements and gestures despite big distance between the performers question the fact why human beings surround themselves with alienated buildings.

The vivacious plasticity of plant life, the vibrant and breathing quality of animals’ movement and the subtle and sensitive exchange of human relations inspire and stimulate the body language of Da Motus! Their perfomances are eclectic and attest a lively creativity, enriched by a subtle ability to play with the circumstances, on stage as well as out-door in specific sites.

Da Motus! (da!=give, offer! / motus=movement) was founded in 1987 and has performed in more than 200 cities of 43 countries. In 2014, the company receives the Cultural Prize of the Council of Fribourg, in Switzerland.

Price (Kr): 0
Leaves fall from the Tree of my Dream
Sør-Varanger Culture Hall
20:30
Photo: Anne Margrethe Nyby
Leaves fall from the Tree of my Dream
Performance by Synnøve Persen (NO), Roger Ludvigsen (NO), Jenny-Marie Johnsen (NO) & Anne Berit Anti (NO)
Sør-Varanger Culture Hall
Friday 20:30 - 21:00

A performance addressing all senses.

Niegu muoras gahččet lasttat/Leaves fall from the Tree of my Dream is a gesamtkunstwerk where poetry, music and visual elements are joint together. The performance is build around Synnøve Persen´s poetry, which - strongly rooted in Sámi traditions - takes us on a journey through an Artic landscape, filled with inner life and hidden dramas. Roger Ludvigsen’s music interacts with the words of Persen and a visual background made of Jenny-Marie Johnsen´s Eclipse-series of moving shapes and colours.

As a contrast to the light and airy colours of Johnsen`s Eclipse-series, the designer Anne Berit Anti has created a costume for Persen, that emphasize the darkness and drama that builds up through out the performance.

During Barents Spektakel 2015 the world premier of Leaves fall from the Tree of my Dream will be held on Samefolkets Dag, The Sámi People’s Day, to mark and celebrate the occasion.

Synnøve Persen is a Norwegian Sámi artist and poet. She has published several collections of poetry and has been nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize twice. As an artist, Persen is known for being part of the establishing of the Sámi progressive and politically radical artist collective Mázejoavku (Masi group), and her work is shown in both group and solo exhibitions in Norway.

Roger Ludvigsen is a guitarist, percussionist and composer. During the 1970`s, Ludvigsen was part of Ivnniguin, Norway’s first Sámi rock band. He has played and collaborated with many famous artists, including Mari Boine, Steinar Albrigtsen and Nils Petter Molvær.

Jenny-Marie Johnsen is an artist working with nature and the area between painting and photography.  Her photos are processed digitally, often with an accompanying video.  Based in Tromsø, her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, among others at Gallery Artifact, New York, Albertslund Rådhus, Copenhagen and Nordnorsk Kunstnersenter, Svolvær.

Anne Berit Anti is educated as a designer from the Art Academy in Oslo and today she runs her own clothes design company, Abanti Design. Considered an innovative and exciting designer, the inspiration from the Sámi culture has been with her all the way, making jackets inspired by a Sámi coffee pouch in leather or trousers with patterns from the traditional Sámi broche.

Production: Pikene på Broen
Price (Kr): 125,- (+ ticket fee)
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Saturday
07. February
Visual Art Seminar
Thon Hotel
10:00
Visual Art Seminar
Self-censorship as a creative tool
Thon Hotel
Saturday 10:00 - 16:45

Artists are often seen as the embodiment of freedom, since they seem to be resistant against restrictions. Though the world of artistic expression is more and more regulated by regional, national and international funding structures. Due to this, creativity has gains new value; being used to find the right formulation when a project idea has to be adapted to match the funding criteria. Do sponsors expect a more grateful than critical attitude from the artists they support?

This and the following questions might be subjects of the Visual Art Seminar’s discussion:

Is a project description a tool for helping artists sticking to the original plan? Must artistic freedom then step back?

Who defines the topics and how do they affect the planning of art institutions?

Do artists have the possibility to fail or to rethink a primary plan?

Is an artist just a decoration for a sponsor?

Is artistic freedom in danger and do institutions lose their authenticity while following business-orientated plans?

How can art academies prepare their students for a tough marked, or isn`t that a part of the educational system?

Time schedule:

10:00-11:00  Welcome and 6 short presentations

11:00-11:30  Radio Barents: Radio performance with Maia Urstad and min. 20 participants

11:30-12:00  Discussion with Maia Urstad

12:00-12:20  Performance

12:30-13:30  Break with refreshments

13:30-14.00  3 short presentations


14:00-14:50  Book presentation Artic Challenge - Site Specific

15:00-16:45 Discussion

 

Visual Art Seminar signup: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

The participants of the Visual Art Seminar will get the chance to participate in Radio Barents - a radio performance by the artist Maia Urstad. Urstad works at the intersection of audio and visual art and travels all over the world to catch the sound of radios, transmitters, radio amateurs and operators. In combination with a special technique and 20 performers she presents a site-specific performance for the Norwegian-Russian borderland during Barents Spektakel 2015. Bring your own kitchen radio and tune in!

radio barents maja urstad web webPhoto: Maja Urstad.

 

Price (Kr): 0
Radio Barents
Thon Hotel
11:00
Photo: Maia Urstad
Radio Barents
A radio performance by Maia Urstad (NO)
Thon Hotel
Saturday 11:00 - 12:00

Are you on FM or AM?

A kitchen-radio is the most accessible machine to travel in time and space. “Hello, this is Munich FM 90,3”. Turn the wheel back and we are two hours further in Moscow. Spending time with a radio means to discover languages we`ve never heard, information we`ll never understand, voices we`ll never meet, discussions we’ll never join.

Who listens to FM and who prefers AM? Is a radio a one-sided information tool or is it used for two-way communication?

The audio and visual artist, Maia Urstad, travels all over the world to catch the sound of radios, transmitters, radio amateurs and operators. In combination with a special technique and 20 performers she presents a site-specific performance for the Norwegian-Russian borderland during Barents Spektakel 2015.

Radio Barents – a radio performance will be performed during the Visual Art Seminar. Open to the public.

 

Price (Kr): 0
Shrink
Amfi
12:00
Photo: Dirk Pauwels
Shrink
Performance by Lawrence Malstaf (BE)
Amfi
Saturday 12:00

Clean air, how important is it really?

 

Dancers:

Liv Hanne Haugen (NO)

Flavia Devonas (NO)

Pollina Artmeva (RU)

Viacheslav Burtcev (RU)

 

Who decides if the air is clean - or clean enough? Do we have sufficient cross border agreements when dealing with environmental issues and airspace, or is air simply uncontrollable?

Shrink is a performance by the Tromsø based artist Lawrence Malstaf. The performance includes two Russian and two Norwegian dancers, a large metal scaffold and loads of plastic. The dancers couple up, one Russian and one Norwegian, and vacuum-seal each other; their bodies moving slowly, pausing, changing their pose until they are completely wrapped in plastic and not able to move anymore. Being vacuum-sealed in plastic, one needs to trust the ones on the outside, the ones controlling your air channel, your only way of breathing. However, being shrink-wrapped in plastic, what to we look like? Man as meat. Something one might by in a supermarket, something to take away?

The work of Lawrence Malstaf is situated on the borderline between the visual and the theatrical. He develops installation and performance art with a strong focus on movement, coincidence, order and chaos, and immersive sensorial rooms for individual visitors. He also creates larger mobile environments dealing with space and orientation, often using the visitor as a co-actor. His projects involve advanced technology as a point of departure or inspiration and as a means for activating installations.

Production: Lawrence Malstaf, Pikene på Broen
Price (Kr): 0
En vie ... en ville
Walking street
13:00
Photo: Da Motus!
En vie ... en ville
Site-spesific performance by Da Motus! (CH)
Walking street
Saturday 13:00

Aliens? Disguised dancers? Laboratory assistants facing a chemical disaster?

Kirkenes becomes a site-specific stage when the Swiss performance group Da Motus! explores the heart of the Barents region. Simultaneous movements and gestures despite big distance between the performers question the fact why human beings surround themselves with alienated buildings.

The vivacious plasticity of plant life, the vibrant and breathing quality of animals’ movement and the subtle and sensitive exchange of human relations inspire and stimulate the body language of Da Motus! Their perfomances are eclectic and attest a lively creativity, enriched by a subtle ability to play with the circumstances, on stage as well as out-door in specific sites.

Da Motus! (da!=give, offer! / motus=movement) was founded in 1987 and has performed in more than 200 cities of 43 countries. In 2014, the company receives the Cultural Prize of the Council of Fribourg, in Switzerland.

Price (Kr): 0
Simmering point
Sør-Varanger Culture Hall
14:00
Photo: LIFE/Time magazine
Simmering point
Theater performance by Samovarteateret
Sør-Varanger Culture Hall
Saturday 14:00 - 15:00

Dear You,

We have the pleasure of inviting You to our table. You will be served something for the eye, the ear and the palate. Genuine raw materials cleverly mixed together; different artistic expressions and languages at its simmering point for Your amusement.

Simmering point - 70 degrees north 30 east is the result of a workshop focusing on the smaller and bigger questions of our time, served in the style of Samovarteateret: informal, including and with a high level of reflection.

At the simmering point you’ll meet friends you didn’t even know you had.  

Directing: Bente S. Andersen.

With: Juri Konjar, Mariia Iureva, Turid Skoglund, Theresa Haabet Holand, Nikolay Shchetnev, Jan Harald Jensen, Trygve Beddari and Anne Margaret Nilsen.

 

Limited seating, email Audhild for ticket resevations: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

More info: www.samovarteateret.com.

 

Production: Samovarteatret
Price (Kr): 120,-
Shrink
Amfi
16:00
Photo: Dirk Pauwels
Shrink
Performance by Lawrence Malstaf (BE)
Amfi
Saturday 16:00

Clean air, how important is it really?

 

Dancers:

Liv Hanne Haugen (NO)

Flavia Devonas (NO)

Pollina Artmeva (RU)

Viacheslav Burtcev (RU)

 

Who decides if the air is clean - or clean enough? Do we have sufficient cross border agreements when dealing with environmental issues and airspace, or is air simply uncontrollable?

Shrink is a performance by the Tromsø based artist Lawrence Malstaf. The performance includes two Russian and two Norwegian dancers, a large metal scaffold and loads of plastic. The dancers couple up, one Russian and one Norwegian, and vacuum-seal each other; their bodies moving slowly, pausing, changing their pose until they are completely wrapped in plastic and not able to move anymore. Being vacuum-sealed in plastic, one needs to trust the ones on the outside, the ones controlling your air channel, your only way of breathing. However, being shrink-wrapped in plastic, what to we look like? Man as meat. Something one might by in a supermarket, something to take away?

The work of Lawrence Malstaf is situated on the borderline between the visual and the theatrical. He develops installation and performance art with a strong focus on movement, coincidence, order and chaos, and immersive sensorial rooms for individual visitors. He also creates larger mobile environments dealing with space and orientation, often using the visitor as a co-actor. His projects involve advanced technology as a point of departure or inspiration and as a means for activating installations.

 

 

Production: Lawrence Malstaf, Pikene på Broen
Price (Kr): 0
En vie ... en ville
Walking street
17:00
Photo: Da Motus!
En vie ... en ville
Site-spesific performance by Da Motus! (CH)
Walking street
Saturday 17:00

Aliens? Disguised dancers? Laboratory assistants facing a chemical disaster?

Kirkenes becomes a site-specific stage when the Swiss performance group Da Motus! explores the heart of the Barents region. Simultaneous movements and gestures despite big distance between the performers question the fact why human beings surround themselves with alienated buildings.

The vivacious plasticity of plant life, the vibrant and breathing quality of animals’ movement and the subtle and sensitive exchange of human relations inspire and stimulate the body language of Da Motus! Their perfomances are eclectic and attest a lively creativity, enriched by a subtle ability to play with the circumstances, on stage as well as out-door in specific sites.

Da Motus! (da!=give, offer! / motus=movement) was founded in 1987 and has performed in more than 200 cities of 43 countries. In 2014, the company receives the Cultural Prize of the Council of Fribourg, in Switzerland.

Price (Kr): 0