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20 May - 03 June 2020

Carte Blanche: Echo Flux

World premiere
Past events:
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.


​See also the family performance Carte Blanche: Primal

Photo: Helge Hansen



1 h 30 min incl. interval


  • ​Standard: 340
  • Senior: 306
  • Under 30: 190  
  • FiB Fordel until 11 March: 238
  • FiB Fordel from 12 March: 272
  • BT Fordel: 255

Purchase ticket


    • Carte Blance - The Norwegian National Company of Contemporary Dance


  • Carte Blanche
  • Produced by Carte Blanche 

Music by

    • ​Rivas
    • Ezra


  • ​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

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