again and a gain
…and again, it might not happen..
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.
Do not think, see, feel. It is not that easy. Again’s choreography reminds us that we are language-based creatures who depend on scores that we unfold without even noticing. Time will come for hybrid, disorder, trouble, again, which may propel the person towards a beautiful and joyful unknown. Again and elsewhere, again and always, the perspective of the choreographer wishes to disturb nothing; it is contemplative and tough, and is based on writing gestures, a language with its own grammar, codes, which assumes them as rituals that are elementary as the transition from day to night. The dancers do not show off, they execute, motivated by the inevitable ticking of an inhuman clock, which is submerged, lost somewhere in the universe.
A great example of meditative choreography, in depth and in full, which is intended for the long-run, thus requiring from the spectator’s attention, usually short, some reconnaissance work, beyond the infernal ticking, towards a salutary or insane “Again”.
- Paris, 18 July 2014 Evelyne Trân
Choreographer: Ina Christel Johannessen
Composer: Marcus Fjellström
Dancers: Line Tørmoen, Pia Elton Hammer, Camilla Spidsøe Cohen,
Kristina Søetorp, Sudesh Adhana, Mate Meszaros, Antero Hein
Performer/ sound/ noise musician: Tommy Jansen
Conducter: Rumon Gamba
Musicians: NorrlandsOperan Symphony Orchestra
Light design: Kyrre Heldal Karlsen
Set design and costumes: graa hverdag as / Kristin Torp
Sound: Morten Pettersen
Production: zero visibility corp. and NorrlandsOperan
Co-production: Carte Blanche, Bærum Kulturhus
Supported by Arts Council Norway