Ingrid, Nicola and Ida in a line on a white an grey stage. Their hands are twisting, covering their faces.

Spelling
Spectacle
2023

New work premiering at Dansens Hus, Oslo 20th October 2023 - about logic, consequence and possibility.

With “if, then” as undercurrent, the piece asks what a choreographic train of thought can be or look like. What conditions the following, and how? According to which givens does something make sense? And what does that say about the backdrop of our reading?

The alliterative words in the title Spelling Spectacle share a twofold meaning. They both evoke a sense of magic, in addition to their literary sense of reading or seeing: to spell as in decoding, or a spell as in a magical formula. A spectacle as something to be seen, and spectacles as something one sees through.

Choreography: Ingrid Berger Myhre

In collaboration with: Nicola Gunn and Ida Wigdel

Performed by: Nicola Gunn, Ida Wigdel and Ingrid Berger Myhre

Light design: Fudetani Ryoya

Scenography: Oshin Albrecht

Music: Lasse Passage

Costume design: Signe Vasshus

Advice: Thomas Bîrzan, Eirik Blekesaune

Thanks to: Pablo Esbert Lilienfeld, Yuhan Ashley Ho, Calvin Ferdinando Carrier, Hilde Ingeborg Sandvold

Production: Caravan Production

Co-production: Kunstencentrum BUDA, BIT Teatergarasjen, Rosendal Teater, Dansateliers Rotterdam

Residencies: STUK kunstencentrum, Pianofabriek, Kaaitheatre, Kunstencentrum KAAP, Tanzfabriek Üferstudios Berlin

Financed by: Arts Council Norway, Fond for Lyd og Bilde, Vlaamse Gemeenschap

Co-produced by Advancing Performing Arts Project (apap) - FEMINIST FUTURES - a project co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union

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Previously

  • 25 November 2023
    NEXT Festival, Valenciennes (FR)
  • 24 November 2023
    NEXT Festival, Valencienne (FR)
  • 26 October 2023
    BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen (NO)
  • 25 October 2023
    BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen (NO)
  • 22 October 2023
    Dansens Hus, CODA Festival, Oslo (NO)
  • 21 October 2023
    Dansens Hus, CODA Festival, Oslo (NO)
  • 20 October 2023premiere
    Dansens Hus, CODA Festival, Oslo (NO)
  • 15 June 2023cancelled
    Sommerszene, Salzburg (AU)
  • 14 June 2023cancelled
    Sommerszene, Salzburg (AU)
  • 3 June 2023cancelled
    Theater Rotterdam, Rotterdam (NL)
  • 2 June 2023cancelled
    Korzo, The Hague (NL)
  • 19 May 2023postponed
    SPRING Festival, Stadsschouwburg, Utrecht (NL)
  • “The choreographer Myhre, part of the trio, looks at ways of translating into action how a spectacle is constructed and how its components makes up a coherent whole. It’s not really dance, nor mime. Gestures and positions solely produce signifiers without signified, even implicitely."

    Michael VoiturierWebtheatre.fr

Photos by: Tale Hendnes, Paul Sixta