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We are here together, 22. - 25. September 2016

We are here together,
22. - 25. September 2016

Incarnation, cannibalism, ritualism, collective movement, herd movement, the waiting herd, bees, and sudden movements in a different direction.

  • Duration100 min
  • PriceNOK 175- 290
  • StageMain stage

Dates & times

  • 22. September - 19:00
  • 23. September - 19:00
  • 24. September - 17:00
  • 25. September - 19:00

Glitter, savagery, spirit – and the collective spirit. WE ARE HERE TOGETHER. For this double production Carte Blanche has invited the choreographers Mia Habib and Marcelo Evelin, two exciting and adventurous personalities with a willingness to confront themselves and others, to challenge the opinions of others, and move into each other’s bodies.

Choreography: Mia Habib
When the Gjallarhorn sounds, it means danger is approaching, so everyone must wake up – even the gods. Its vibrations carry into the worlds of the gods and men, and on into the underworld. The horn marks the start of Ragnarok, which is the destruction and renewal of the world, as related in the Norse mythology tale of Voluspå.

Inspired by seismic activity, Norse mythology, Arne Garborg’s Haugtussa, and group rituals, Mia Habib and the dancers of Carte Blanche explore the primaeval forces that are released when there are massive, fundamental upheavals in our physical existence.

In 1895, Arne Garborg wrote the ode Gumlemål as a central part of his collection of poetry Haugtussa. The ode is written in the oldest style found in the Edda collection, and conjures up mobilisation and Ragnarok. Garborg used the ode to direct some tough socio-political criticism at the then power elite. In Gjallarhorn, Habib uses Norwegian cultural heritage and the most powerful forces of nature as a starting point for her warning.

‘The sun turns black, the earth sinks in the sea, the hot stars down from heaven are whirled. Fierce grows the steam and the life-feeding flame, till fire leaps high about heaven itself’ (Voluspå)

The Who of Things
Choreography: Marcelo Evelin 
The Brazilian Indians regarded everything in the world as human: The stones, the trees, the sky and the rain existed for them as an embodiment of humanity. They also practised cannibalism – they ate their enemies, their masters and the people they honoured, in order to preserve ‘the other’ in themselves.

The Who of Things uses the metaphor of anthropophagy – or subjective cannibalism – as a springboard for presenting the idea of ‘the other’ within us. With rhythm as the language and rituals as the visual language, the piece approaches the ecosystem as an organisation of lifeforms, from the complexity of a beehive to the savagery of a herd of wild animals.

Beyond a misguided individualism, which through the years has kept colonialism going, is the quest for a common platform, a state of solidarity, and an increasing degree of humanity for all beings.

Det å gå tilbake til naturen, urkreftene, det uforståelige og grunnleggende er blitt gjort mye i scenekunsten (...) men sjeldent har det vært så vellykket som akkurat her.

Bergens Tidende

Background material

  • Unknown 5

    Uten slutt

    – Jeg ser du er en sånn boyband-type, var det en heavy metal-jente med tung, sort øyensminke og sorte klær som sa til meg en gang med lett sarkasme i stemmen.


  • Choreography

    Mia Habib
    Marcelo Evelin

  • Lighting design

    Ingeborg S. Olerud

  • Costume design

    Indrani Balgobin
    Marcelo Evelin

  • Sound design/Music

    Gunnar Innvær
    Sho Takiguchi

  • Dancers

    Caroline Eckly
    Dawid Lorenc
    Mathias Stoltenberg
    Miryam Garcia Mariblanca
    Irene Vesterhus Theisen
    Harald Beharie
    Mia Habib
    Adrian Bartczak
    Einar Nikkerud
    Noam Eidelman Shatil
    Asher Lev
    Ole Martin Meland
    Guro Rimeslåtten
    Judith Arupa (kun i The Who of Things)

En samproduksjon med Festspillene i Bergen 2016.