Performance type: 
1 h

​Dance performance with a giant cat in an oversized setting.

Amid imaginative surroundings in Carte Blanche's new performance, we find the rear end of a huge cat. The cat's tail sways back and forth and its butt acts as a magical portal.  

The moon rises with the sun. Strange creatures inhabit the stage. They sing in an unrecognizable language, yet we still understand. The figures on the stage are ambiguous in nature. Are they humans or animals, fish or birds, or something entirely different?  

RETRO CAT is a performance where set design, sound, light, and dancers merge into a lively and surreal experience. Contrasts and repetitions are explored, questioning both the visible and the invisible. The performance playfully engages with parallel worlds and with new rules.  

Artist and composer Tori Wrånes has created spectacular works worldwide. In RETRO CAT, Wrånes has put her signature on choreography, composition, set design, and costume design. Enter an extraordinary world filled with visual and auditory acrobatics, mystery, seriousness, and play! 

Carte Blanche is the Norwegian national company of contemporary dance. The company tours globally from its base in Bergen.

Photo: Sjur Pollen/Carte Blanche


​See also the family performance of RETRO CAT Saturday 25 May.


  • Tori Wrånes choreography, scenography, costume design, mask design

  • Robert Roespel lighting design

  • Gunnar Innvær sound design

  • Tori Wrånes, Joar Renolen composition

  • Indrani Balgobin costume manager

  • Caroline Eckly, Nadege Kubwayo, Dawid Lorenc, Adrian Bartczak, Aslak Aune Nygård, Ole Martin Meland, Brecht Bovijn, Gaspard Schmitt, Naomi Schouten, Trine Lise Moe, Ihsaan de Banya, Mai Lisa Guinoo, Manon Campion, Irene Vesterhus Theisen dancers

A co-production with

Carte Blanche and Bergen International Festival in collaboration with BIT Teatergarasjen