A double bill focusing on the relationship between
dance and music.
Echo Flux is Annabelle Bonnéry’s first programming as artistic director of Carte Blanche. It features two interesting encounters between a choreographer and a composer who have never worked together before. Their approaches to the two art fields are challenged, and the performances examine how this affects the process of co-creating a production. Inspired by Richard Burton's book ‘The Anatomy of Melancholy’ (1621), the departed Heart is based on different ways the dancers use breath to create sounds, rhythms and a mechanical breathing installation on stage. The choreographer Alban Richard is head of Centre Chorégraphique de Caen in France. The production ‘the departed Heart’ is his first collaboration with composer Sebastian Rivas, who won the Silver Lion award at the Biennale Musica 2018 in Venice. Primal seeks the moment where we lost ourselves and is an attempt to recover all our parts cracked, broken and split. The performance explores lost knowledge about how our ancestors lived in symbiosis with nature. In Primal, the choreographer Ayelen Parolin collaborates with the French beatboxer Ezra in a performance that explores humans’ historical relationship to nature and the lost cultures, traditions and rituals we no longer possess the codes to understand.
Carte Blance - The Norwegian National Company of Contemporary Dance
Produced by Carte Blanche
Performance I: the departed Heart Alban Richard choreography Daphne Mauger choreography assistant Sebastian Rivas composer Rachel Garcia costumes Max Bruckert sound Alban Richard og Robert Roespel lightdesign
Adrian Bartczak, Olha Stetsyuk, Daniel Mariblanca, Chihiro Araki, Caroline Eckly dance
Performance II: Primal Ayelen Parolin choreography, costumes Marc Iglesias choreography assistant Ezra- Vincent Chtaibi composer Thomas Bruvik lightdesign
Ole Martin Meland, Timothy Bartlett, Anne Lise Rønne, Sebastian Biong, Aslak Aune Nygård, Dawid Lorenc, Guro Rimeslåtten, Noam Eidelman Shatil dance