It was November

It was November is a performance based on the motive of the collector.  What do we regard as the most important collector's object? Not only to us as individuals but also to mankind, in other words in an overall perspective.
What do our lives evolve around: sounds, objects, movements, - memories? Within the frame of a seven days' intense and fragile gathering the people seem to not get out of the situation they are in. In an almost Tsjekhovian atmosphere of longing for a change the characters are apparently communicating with each other, but the dialogues are monologues in disguise. We are all holding our breath and hoping for something to happen, which is underlined by the music, monotonous in an energetic way, making everything sad and beautiful, and almost calm.The whole thing starts off with a disturbing solo performed blindly. What does she see? Something beyond the limits of the room? Some secret that will tear every illusion apart? One of the characters seems to be more aware of the freedom of entrapment, the possibility of multiple personalities: the lost child, the playmaker, the sympathizer and in the end the escapist. "I am leaving now. It’s my exit!"
- Siren Leirvåg, lecturer in Theatre Studies, University of Oslo



Choreographer: Ina Christel Johannessen
Dancers / performers: Pia Elton Hammer, Cecilie Lindeman Steen, Kristina Søetorp, Daniel Proietto, Line Tørmoen, Morten Cranner and Asher Lev/Dimitri Jourde
Set design, costumes: graa hverdag as
Light design: Kyrre Heldal Karlsen
Music: Gultskra Artikler
Sound: Morten Pettersen
Text: The Company
International manager: Lene Bang / Von Pang
Production manager: Cathe Sjøblom
Produced by: zero visibility corp.
Photo: Erik Berg and Carina Musk-Andersen

Co-production: Dance House Norway
Supported by: Arts Council Norway


Premiered 2008