Terra 0 Motel

zero visibility corp. and choreographer Ina Christel Johannessen present Terra 0 Motel, characterized by an athletic, personal and theatrical body language. We meet 6 physically strong and expressive dancers, from respectively Norway, Finland and Bosnia, who has clearly contributed to the character of the performance. Ina Christel Johannessen has based this production on a spatial concept in order to provide a framework for various meetings between people.


Terra 0, Terra Nullius, means "country belonging to no-one" or no man's land. The expression is used in international law to describe an area that has never been subjugated to a state’s supremacy. In 2014, there are still a few areas left on the world map that are not yet annexed by any state. Terra 0 Motel is in a “no-mans land.” It is simply a motel somewhere on earth, in a space between borders. What happens when six people are stranded in a place which is not a defined place, but which could more aptly be described as a situation? Who are these six people? Do they already have an identity or do they create an identity in the situation


Choreographer: Ina Christel Johannessen
Dancers: Line Tørmoen, Pia Elton Hammer, Antero Hein, Valtteri Raekallio, Edhem Jesenkovic, Merete Hersvik
Set design, costumes: graa hverdag as / Kristin Torp
Light design: Chrisander Brun
Sound design: Morten Pettersen
Produced by: zero visibility corp.
Co-production: Dansens Hus (Oslo) and Graner-Mercat de les Flors (Barcelona)


Premiered January 30th 2014 at Dansens Hus, Oslo, Norway