NOVEMBER 7-11 2019 Dansens Hus, Oslo TOUR RAS, Sandnes November 14 2019
performative piece by the contemporary dancers Louis Schou-Hansen and Harald Beharie, visual collaboration with Karoline Bakken Lund. Dramaturgically the piece is a hybrid between a performance and sculptural installation.
At Dansens Hus Shine Utopians manifested as a four-day occupation of the theater, also including seminars, concerts, parties, screenings, and other social events.
Audiences entered a space as if they are guests visiting a strange community, nothing in the space is hidden, everything is already there and visible. Audiences experience the 13 performers inhabiting the theater, engaging in ways of communicating, navigating various physical practices and everyday gestures, all while trying to practice a collective care for each other, the space, and their visitors. The project explores ways of spending time together, thinking of the body as a fluid entity, never manifesting as something to be defined.
no racism no homophobia no transphobia no sexism
The project was nominated for the norwegian Critics Association Prize 2020.
PH: Karoline Bakken Lund
PH: Thale Hendnes
Choreography & direction Harald Beharie & Louis Schou-Hansen
Visual lanscape, sculpture and costumes Karoline Bakken Lund
Soundtrack Torbjørn Kolbeinsen Sound design / tech Jens Ole Bjerkan Performers Irene Vesterhuus Theisen, Amie K. Mbye, Elise Nohr Nystad, Hans-Petter Rode, Magnus Spaarsaas, Christin B. Jørstad, Anne Panda Gjems Rudi, Heidi Steen Jensen, Torbjørn Kolbeinsen, Davvet Bruun-Solbakk, Guro Ørbech Olsen, Harald Beharie & Louis Schou-Hansen
Thank you + supported by:
Norwegian Art council, Fond for lyd og bilde, FFUK, Sandnes Kommune, Oslo Kommune and Danseinformasjonen