Frozen Songs visiting Belgrade spring 2018

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  

Frozen Songs visiting Belgium spring 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  

AGAIN visiting Montreal in 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 

FROZEN SONGS

PREMIERE 7.SEPTEMBER 2017 at Hålogaland Teater/The Arctic Theatre, Tromsø (NO)

Background:

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.

 

Creative Team:  

ChoreographerIna 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)

 

Produced by:

Hålogaland Teater/The Arctic Theatre (NO),Ibsen International, Beijing (CHN), Zero Visibility Corp(NO)

Production Manager: Kirsti Ulvestad, (Zero Visibility Corp)

Co-producers:

Dansens Hus, Oslo, (NO)

La Briqueterie, Paris (FR)

Arts Printing House, Vilnius (LT)

International touring:

Lene Bang, International Relations, Zero Visibility Corp

Touring in China:

Fabrizio Massini, Executive Producer, Ibsen International

Photo and video: Yaniv Cohen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FUTURE at Dansens Hus, Oslo

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

Tickets

 

 

COMPOSER - Bram Bosteels / Kaboom Karavan

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).

KABOOM WEBPAGE / YOUTUBE

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.

Congratulations! 

 

ASSOCIATED ARTIST

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.

Background:

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.

 

 

On the move!

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!

www.nydansoslo.no / Facebook

 

            

The Guest pitch at ISPA

Lene Bang (international relations) is going to ISPA to present the latest work of zero visibility corp. - The Guest.    

The ISPA Pitch Session provides delegates the opportunity to become involved in commissioning and/or presenting new works before they fully enter the international marketplace. "The Guest" is one of the 10 chosen projects to get this opportunity at the ISPA Congress in Malmö. 

The event is hosted by Anthony Sargent CBE.

TIME: 10:00

VENUE: Malmö Live, Dag Hammarskjölds torg 2, Sweden 

New period of base funding

Photo: Erik Berg 

Photo: Erik Berg 

zero visibility corp. was in March awarded with 2 new years of base funding from Arts Council Norway, from 2017 - 2018. 

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 to produce also in bigger formats and tour big festival and stages.

A continuation of the base funding has been completely necessary for further ambitions of touring and performing of creations of larger dimensions, which is also important in the sense of diversity at the Norwegian choreographic field. We are looking forward to seeing what the next few years will bring!