Photo: Antero Hein
Artistic director Ina Christel Johannessen is in charge of a new, small scale production with 9 Italian dancers and 2 zvc dancers.
During a period of 3 weeks, Ina will work with a larger group of Italian dancers - ending with a selection of the 9 who will, together with zvc dancers Line Tørmoen and Anton Borgstrøm create the small scale site spesific creation “Il lunedi” - premiering at Stazione Leopolda 3.Mai 2019.
We are happy to share 2 teasers from the upcoming piece “Who Told You This Room Exists"? Opening Night: 8.november at Dansens Hus, Oslo.
Teaser #1 edited by Tale K. Hendnes
Teaser #2 edited by Jim De Block
Performances 9 - 13.November. (please see our calendar for details).
For tickets and more info; please see Dansens Hus
Our collaboration with Lene Bang as international manager has come to an end. We give thanks for her many contributions to open up new international possibilities for the company during the last 9 years.
We wish Lene all the best for her new adventure in the nordic arts sector.
zero visibility corp. was today 21.september awarded with 2 new more years of base funding from Arts Council Norway - for the period 2019 - 2020.
The base funding is of great importance for the company's artistic development and possibilities. Several projects and guest performances had not been possible without it. The company and Ina Christel Johannessen have been able to realize bigger projects, both in size of productions and touring.
The new period of base funding allows the company to continue our development for another 2 years!
We are very very happy about these news :D
From Montreal we go directly to Trondheim to perform together with Trondheim Symphony Orchestra at the Multiplie Festival, Trondheim in April 2018.
Dates: 12-13 April 2018
In co-operation with Dansit and Trondheim Symphony Orchestra.
The guest performance has received support from The Norwegian Arts Council and Fund for Performing Artists, Norway.
Frozen Songs is invited to the upcoming CODA festival in Oslo.
Performance dates: 25 - 26.October 2017.
Venue: Dansens Hus, Oslo
For tickets and more info:
Ina Christel Johannessen and company returns to Belgrade and the 15th Dance Festival, spring 2018. This time with the spectacular media and dance production “Frozen Songs”. Zero visibility corp. has previously visited Belgrade Dance Festival with "The Guest" (2015).
The vibrant dance strategy by Belgrade Dance Festival shows a strong program of international and national companies, established and emerging artists each season.
Sava Center, Belgrade
Date: 25th March 2018
Ina Christel Johannessen and company returns to Belgium in the spring of 2018. This time with the spectacular media and dance production “Frozen Songs”. Zero visibility corp. has previously collaborated with Cultuurcentrum Brugge, Belgium when the organisation presented the work “(im)possible” in 2012.
The vibrant dance strategy by Concertgebouw Bruges secures a strong program of international and national companies, established and emerging artists each season.
Cultuurcentrum Brugge, Magdalenazaal, Belgium
Date: 29th March 2018
The 2012 premiere “AGAIN” is invited to Montreal 2018. The Nordic production will be part of the Danse Danse Festival presented at Place des Arts: 5th, 6th and 7th of April 2018.
Danse Danse have since 1998 been actively involved in presenting and promoting contemporary dance, both new dance pieces and works from the repertoire. A highly acclaimed festival with a strong international profile.
AGAIN is a complex interplay between written music, large electronic clusters, musicians, the orchestra, dance, and the visual scene. An artistic collaboration between choreographer Ina Christel Johannessen and the Swedish composer Marcus Fjellström.
To bring this specific work to Quebec, Canada, has been a goal for zero visibility corp. and we are now looking forward to fulfil this mission in close collaboration with our partners.
AGAIN is available for touring 2018
PREMIERE 7.SEPTEMBER 2017 at Hålogaland Teater/The Arctic Theatre, Tromsø (NO)
In 2008, an old dream of the United Nations finally saw the light: on the island of Svalbard, one of the safest and most peaceful places in the world, a large warehouse was built 120 meters insidse a mountain. In the middle of the “permafrost”, a thick layer of soil that never melts, the Global Seed Vault was established. Since its opening eight years ago, 840.000 samples of seeds have been deposited in the Vault.
The seed is a source of life, the beginning of everything, and the Vault (also known as the “Doomsday Vault”) represents the need to protect it at all costs. As long as there are seeds, there is hope; everything that die, could blossom once again. These resting in the depth of a mountain close to the north pole, could one day save the world.
Choreographer: Ina Christel Johannessen (Zero Visibility Corp)
Multimedia Artists: Feng Jiangzhou and Zhang Lin, Sifenlv New Media (CHN)
Original idea: Inger Buresund, Artistic Director at The Arctic Theatre
Music: Stray Dogs (BE)
Stage design: Kristin Torp/Graa Hverdag AS (NO)
Costumes: Kathrine Tolo /Norsk Kunststoff AS (NO)
Light design: Nico Benz (NO)
Dancers: Line Tørmoen (NO), Valtteri Raekallio (FIN), Daniel Whiley (UK), Fan Luo (CHN).Pia Elton Hammer (NO), Ole Kristian Tangen (NO)
Hålogaland Teater/The Arctic Theatre (NO),Ibsen International, Beijing (CHN), Zero Visibility Corp(NO)
Production Manager: Kirsti Ulvestad, (Zero Visibility Corp)
Dansens Hus, Oslo, (NO)
La Briqueterie, Paris (FR)
Arts Printing House, Vilnius (LT)
Lene Bang, International Relations, Zero Visibility Corp
Touring in China:
Fabrizio Massini, Executive Producer, Ibsen International
Photo and video: Yaniv Cohen
The premiere of FUTURE is fast approaching. Ina Christel Johannessen has for the first time invited a group of children into the process and onto the stage.
Come, join us at Dansens Hus :)
If you happen to be in Oslo, don´t miss this opportunity.
1. September 19.00 - Premiere!
2. September 19.00 - Performance
3. September 17.00 - Performance
4. September 19.00 - Performance
Two performances at Kleines Haus, Wiesbaden is nearly sold out! Ina and her team are really looking forward to visiting Maifestspile 2016 and to perform "…..It´s only a rehearsal" for the German audience at Maifestspile 2016.
zvc has engaged composer Bram Bosteels /Kaboom Karavan for our upcoming production FUTURE. Kaboom Karavan is the working moniker of Belgian sound wizard/musician Bram Bosteels. Using a mixture of self built instruments, old acoustic string instruments and electronics he creates a universe reminding of a night time carnival, strange vaudeville, or folk forms from an imaginary land. Kaboom Karavan has made music for several theatre /dance and film productions in addition to the release of three well received albums (Hokus Pokus 2013), (BarraBarra 2011), (Short Walk with Olaf 2007).
Just recently the short movie "Flor de mil colores" by Karen Vasques and Bart Goossens with Bram´s soundtrack has been elected for Sundance Film Festival 2016.
zero visibility corp. and Dansens Hus Oslo has over the years developed a strong connection. This has recently led to zvc becoming an associated artist of the House of Dance.
As associated artist zvc and House of Dance will collaborate closely on the commissioned works and continue to build strong connections with our home audience, in addition to national and international audience and networks.
This kind of trust and collaboration is an important boost to the development and vision of zvc.
Ina Christel Johannessen is one of Norway’s most renowned dance artists – a pioneer.
With her company zero visibility corp. she thrills audiences worldwide. She is a choreographer who is as capable of charming audiences with her art as she is at making them squirm uncomfortably in their seats. Her choreographies, one hundred percent physical and full of both energy and poetry, explore opposites that are constantly changing.
zvc adminstration will move production office to Nydans Oslo, from 1st March 2016.
Nydans Oslo offers brand new studio and office facilities for the Norwegian dance community.
It's an important step up for the independent dance community in Norway and a new homebase for zero visibility corp. shared with IBP and other Oslo based dance artists.
We are excited!