A pot pourri of rap, ballet, twerking and contemporary dance. Can a culture that is borrowed reveal something about the borrower?
- Duration75 min inc break
- Price155 - 320
- StageStudio stage
Dates & times
- 02. September - 19:00 (Sold out)
- 03. September - 19:00 (Sold out)
- 04. September - 19:00 (Sold out)
- 05. September - 19:00 (Sold out)
Can we illustrate ‘whiteness’ if a white body embodies what is typically ‘black’? This is what Jonas Øren wants to explore, when he, as a white, Norwegian, homosexual man, puts his own privileges on display. Hybris: Choreographing Whiteness debates whether black femininity has the power to influence queer performative culture, and whether this is a deliberate strategy – too imbalanced a means of self-confirmation, resistance and solidarity. Has whiteness been uncritically shaped and choreographed out of a need for attitude and strength?
Øren has been exploring the body as a meaningful tool since PRESENTATIONS – Performing the self in the selfie society (2017-19) – the final project in his Master’s degree in dance from the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Can strategic choreography of the subjective, personal body – even when it performs clichéd characters from popular culture – communicate anything new about – and perhaps even transform entrenched stereotypes?
The production has been partly developed through an artist-in-residence programme at Dansearena nord in Hammerfest. As part of the project, a rap EP has been produced by Oslo Records and PGMG, as well as a printed journal, with contributions from people including influential melanin-rich, female personalities.
On the stage, Øren explores the concert format by using rap texts and a language influenced by pop-rap, in interaction with dance.
DJ Morstaq spiller etter urpremieren på Hybris torsdag 2. september kl. 20.00.
In conversation: Lisa Andrine Bernhoft-Sjødin, Thomas Talawa Prest, Maritea Dæhlin and Jessica Lauren Elizabeth Taylor.
Magasinet HYBRIS består av tekster skrevet av Amy Black Ndiaye, Rania Broud, Madeleine Holth og Jonas Øren. Den er utformet av designkontoret Snøhetta og kommer i et begrenset opplag.
Den homoseksuelle mannen og den amerikaniserte melaninrike kvinnen.
- Coreographer, performer and producer
Thomas Talawa Prestø
Jessica Lauren Elizabeth Taylor
Amy Konstanse Black Ndiaye
Camara Lundestad Joof
Oslo Records og YGMG
- Light design
Ingeborg Husbyn Aarsand
- Foto forestilling
Christian Tandberg/Dansens Hus
Co-producers: Dansens Hus Oslo, Rosendal Teater, RAS – Regional Arena for Samtidsdans.
Supported by: Norsk Kulturråd, Fond for Lyd og Bilde, Fritt Ord, Oslo Kommune, Dansearena Nord.