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An extraterrestrial guest ensemble, 19.–22. September

An extraterrestrial guest ensemble,
19.–22. September

Spilles: Thu 19. Sep Fri 20. Sep Sat 21. Sep Sun 22. Sep

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Q&A WITH THE COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT AT DANSENS HUS ABOUT WE COME IN PEACE

What can we expect to see at Dansens Hus in September?
Quite simply, we can expect to see something no less extraordinary than an extraterrestrial guest ensemble from other galaxies here at Dansens Hus. We can’t say exactly what kind of production these exotic beings will bring to us, because to be honest we’ve had major problems with communication, and haven’t quite managed to get any more detailed information from them. What they have sent so far are mostly alien symbols, with the exception of the text they have created as a poster, and the earthly names that we understand. We’re not sure how we should interpret all this, but it does mean one thing: it’s something that people will just have to experience!

But who is behind this guest ensemble?
After a meeting with the Norwegian Space Centre, we could more or less assume that the extraterrestrials come from different galaxies, and that they are probably familiar with our Internet and have access to it. It seems that through extensive Googling, they have found the names of performance artists and musicians in the countries they will be visiting, and have adopted these names as their pseudonyms. We aren’t sure why they don’t use their own names, but we think that when they come, they will be a relatively large group.

Should we be afraid of them?
We have received messages to indicate that they come with peaceful intentions, and we have no reason to believe otherwise, but of course we can’t be sure what that means.

This really is a sensation for this planet. Why do you think they have chosen Dansens Hus as the first place to contact mankind?
We can only say that we feel honoured and a little nervous about what is going to happen. But the Norwegian Space Centre has told us that there is reason to believe that beings outside our galaxy are very excited about what we on this planet call art and the dissemination of art, and that this is why they have chosen it as their medium for contacting humans when they officially visit earth for the very first time.

With

By:
Helgebostad
Johannesdottir
Lauvdal
Floen
Theisen
Choreography:
Kristin Helgebostad
Composers:
Heida Karine Johannesdottir
Anja Lauvdal
Co-creating performers:
Mathias Stoltenberg
Julie Moviken
Harald Beharie
Ingrid Haakstad
Irene Theisen
Stage design and costumes:
Fredrik Floen
Band:
Christian Skår Winther - gitar
Selma French Bolstad - fele og sang
Hannah Veslemøy Narvesen - trommer
Magnus Skavhaug Nergaard - bass
Anja Lauvdal - piano
Heida Karine Johannesdottir - tuba
Text:
Anja Lauvdal
Heida Karine Johannesdottir
Maria Drangeid
Dramaturg:
Maria Drangeid
Light:
Martin Myrvold
Sound:
Andreas Hårklau
Producer:
Michelle Flagstad
Poster:
Heida Karine Johannesdottir
Photo:
Fredrik Floen
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