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Tabanka

Jazz ain`t Nothing but Soul, 27. April - 02. May 2021

Jazz ain`t Nothing but Soul,
27. April - 02. May 2021

Experience Tabanka´s new performance where ever you like - on your favourite device

  • Duration52 min
  • PriceNOK 150 (general admission) / 120 (youth)/ 250 (group)
  • StageMain stage

Dates & times

  • 27. April - 17:00
  • 28. April - 17:00
  • 29. April - 19:00
  • 30. April - 08:00
  • 02. May - 13:00

In collaboration with Dansens Hus, Thomas Talawa Prestø and Tabanka present a digital version of their latest work, Jazz Ain’t Nothing but Soul.

Watch the movie HERE

The show bases itself on what was once known as the music and dance of the Devil, jazz, while also including elements of «Black noice» – a noise consisting of mostly silence. As is known, jazz has roots in Africa, and the fabulous dancers of Tabanka goes to town exploring the genre’s rich artistic and musical tradition. Bypassing any violent elements in its history, Tabanka rather focuses on the presence of their ancestors, creating an expression of dance and music rooted deeply in the origin of jazz – and yet sprung from all Norwegian-African vibes.

Collaborators on Jazz Ain’t Nothing but Soul include Monica Ifejilika, known from the artist collective Queendom, world renowned percussionist and musician, Sidiki Camara, the known African musician, Solo Diarra, and the RnB singer, and recent Spellemann nominee, Stian Ehiabhi Omole Jensen.

Artistic director at Dansens Hus Samme Raeymaekers will host an after-talk directly after the performance.

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All times are in Central European Time (CET).

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Background material

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    Tabankas røtter

    Tabanka og Dansens Hus viser forestillingen Jazz Aint Nothing but Soul digitalt 27. april til 1. mai. Koreograf og kunstnerisk leder av Tabanka, Thomas Talawa Prestø, og kunstnerne som er med i dette prosjektet har satt seg som mål å trenge inn i kjernen til jazzdansen. Her er noen visuelle smakebiter.

  • Monica Ifejilika profilbilde

    Pragmatikeren

    9. mars 2020 gikk sceneteppet på Dansens Hus ned for siste gang etter barneforestillingen MÅNEmåne, og barn og foreldre gikk fornøyd ut i vårsolen. Siden den gang har dørene for det meste vært stengt. Pandemien rammet hardt og brutalt. Over natten ble tusenvis av frilansere og kunstnere arbeidsledige. Heldigvis ser det ut til å gå mot lysere tider. I samarbeid med produksjonsselskapet Maskinen skal kompaniet Tabanka vise en digital innspilling av sin helt nye forestilling Jazz Aint Nothing but Soul i perioden 27. april-2. mai.

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    Jazzens kjerne

    Koreograf Thomas Talawa Prestø og kompaniet Tabanka vil finne fram til det som ligger bak jazzdansens opprinnelse i sin nye forestilling Jazz Ain´t Nothing But Soul.

Contributors

  • Artistic Director

    Thomas Talawa Prestø

  • Choreography

    Thomas Talawa Prestø

  • Assisting Choreograhers

    Joel Ramirez
    Wolman Michelle Luciano

  • Rehersal Directors

    Joel Ramirez
    Wolman Michelle Luciano

  • Producer

    Thomas Talawa Prestø

  • Creative Producer (film)

    Meena Rathore

  • Composer

    Monica Ifejilika

  • Musical Co-arranger

    Sidiki Camara

  • Light design

    Reidar Richardsen

  • Interpretative and creative vokals

    Monica Ifejilika
    Stian Ehiabhi Omole Jensen
    Sanyu Nsubuga
    Sikia Masters Heien
    Sidiki Camara
    Solo Diarra
    Siv Iren Misund

  • Percussion and og instruments

    Sidiki Camara
    Solo Diarra
    Sikia Masters Heien

  • Interpretative dansers

    Pearl Tawiah
    Wolman Michelle Luciano
    Joel Ramirez
    Lacky Mahamed
    Shirley Langhelle
    Victor Amel Oliviares Pedersen

    Grace Tenga (trainee)
    Kamelia Javadi (trainee)
    Sikia Masters Heien (trainee)
    Sanyu Nsubuga (trainee)

Supported by: KulturrådetBergesenstiftelsenViken Fylkeskommune and Furuset Vel.
Co-producers: Dansens Hus, Kulturtanken and Høgskolen i Østfold.

The digital version is produced by Maskinen

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The ticket is valid from the start time of the performance and for 2 hours thereafter. This gives you a little extra time during the show, to take a break, get something good to drink or the like. After 2 hours, the ticket expires, and the performance will no longer be available.