Concept photo

Blue Carousel, 06. - 09. June

Blue Carousel,
06. - 09. June

Repetitive and humorous look at the objectified body.

They attract and distract,
Absorbed in bold encounters.
Playfully blurring dynamic feminine undertones,
They morph.
Suggesting, defying, pushing boundaries and expectations.
A serious parade in all its absurdity.

Blue Carousel is a satire on seduction. A power play of expectations and associations, collapsing and climaxing into a series of transformations. Bysheim and Patry work with humour and repetition as a choreographic tool to comment on how the body is viewed, objectified and categorised.

In a study of the seductive body, based on humour and bird mating dances, they indulge in all-consuming moments. Through a series of performative situations, they revel, twist and defy expectations through layers of fiction. They present soft and unforeseen confrontations, while insistent movements are woven together with transformative techno beats.

A playful and suggestive work that questions and challenges what is socially accepted vs the absurdity in the unexpected, while deconstructing the binaries of the masculine and feminine.

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  • Concept, choreography and dance

    Lisa Colette Bysheim
    Katrine Patry

  • Sound design & Live DJ


  • Outer eye

    Janne-Camilla Lyster

  • Light design

    Eirik Lie Hegre

  • Scenography

    Sophia Gatzkan

  • Costume design

    Golnaz Adham

  • Sound consultant

    Mike McCormick

  • Production

    i.c.a.p (Lisa Reynolds & Elisabeth Gmeiner)

  • Photo

    Dev Dhunsi

Co-producers: Dansens Hus Oslo, BIT Teatergarasjen, Carte Blanche
Supported by: Kulturdirektoratet, Fond for Lyd og Bilde, Bergen kommune