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Frå form til Famling, 02. - 05. November 2023

Frå form til Famling,
02. - 05. November 2023

Why are some things remembered and others forgotten?

  • Price150,-
  • StageExternal

Dates & times

  • 02. November - 15:00
  • 03. November - 12:00
  • 04. November - 12:00
  • 05. November - 12:00

From form to fumbling is a new choreographic piece that has its starting point in the material traces in the archive of Høvik ballet, the first independent professional dance company in Norway in recent years. The company existed from 1969 to 1989, and had the Henie Onstad Art Center at Høvikodden outside Oslo as its permanent location. Compared to music, theater, visual art and literature from the same period, the early art of dance is poorly documented, but some material exists. The project has worked with photo and film material from the first period from 1969 to 1975, and the title is a reversal of the NRK program Fra famling til form from 1969, the first film documentation of the company.

The choreography has been developed in close collaboration and through a multi-year exploration with dance artists such as Ilse Ghekiere, Terje Tjøme Mossige, Magdalene Solli and Per Roar. The artists meet the traces of the original material in our time, and wonder which bodies and events were present and absent in the storytelling of Høvik ballet. In this space of resonance, a polyphony of new connections appears.


  • Concept, choreography and artistic direction

    Solveig Styve Holte

  • Dance, text and chprepgraphy developed in cooperation with the performers

    Ilse Ghekiere
    Terje Tjøme Mossige
    Per Roar
    Magdalene Solli

  • Assistant choreographer

    Loan Ha

  • Costume design

    Solveig Fagermo

  • Lighting design

    Elisabeth Kjeldahl Nilsson

  • Lyd

    Nikolai Nørregaard Høgset

  • Music developed and performed by

    Ane Marthe Sørlien Holen
    Jan Martin Smørdal
    Kristine Tjøgersen

  • Producer

    Kristin Skiftun

  • Illustration

    Ylva Greni

  • Photo

    Tale Hendnes/Dansens Hus, Oslo

Tickets NOK. 150,-. Free entrance for everybody under 18, and distownt for all HOK-members. Tickets can be bought at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter web page, but also at the entrance. Tickets also include all art exhibitions at the centre.

Frå Form til Famling will be performed in Norwegian, except the performance on Sunday that will be performed in English.

The performance will take place both inside and outside of the arts centre. Duration will be four hours from starting point (Thursday November 2nd at 15.00, Friday November 3rd at 12.00, Saturday November 4th at 12.00, Sunday November 5th at 12.00). Audiences can come and go as they please during the performance.

Supported by: Norsk Kulturråd, Fond for lyd og bilde, Fond for utøvende kunstnere.
Co-production: Dansens Hus, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo
Thnaks to: Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Sigrid Øverås Svendal ved Danseinformasjonen, NRK Arkivet, Nasjonalbiblioteket, Miriam Skjørten, Bojana Cvejic, Sergej Pristas, Marit Wadsten, Ingrid Fadnes and Hanna Kinn.

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