The Guest

Powerful movement through space, at times a chamber play, intimate and secretive. Hypnotic structure and rhythmic mantra.

 

Ina Christel Johannessen and 12 dancers embark on a journey to explore the ambiguous struggle between hospitality and friendship, opposition and hostility.

 

How do we treat those who enter our community? When are you the guest, and when are you the host? How do the given situation and the relationship to your alliances affect your ability to make the right choices?

 

Ina Christel Johannessen continues to investigate many of the same themes as in “Terra 0 Motel”, but in a completely different format. Continually present on stage, the dancers rephrase the inexplicit space between solitude and personal freedom. In a space out of the ordinary, audience members are surrounding the ritual of the performance. They are invited to be close witnesses to the choices made and view the situations from different sides. – Not to judge but to draw their own conclusions. 

 

All dancers embrace zero visibility corp.’s specific practice, as they have collaborated closely with Ina Christel Johannessen on several previous occasions. The piece is performed to the haunting soundscapes of Demdike Stare and Palestinian music. 

 

Choreographer: Ina Christel Johannessen
Light designer: Chrisander Brun
Sound designer: Morten Pettersen
Music: Demdike Stare, Le Trio Joubran
Visual concept: Ina Christel Johannessen

 

Dancers: Line Tørmoen, Pia Elton Hammer, Mate Meszaros, Jon Filip Fahlstrøm, Dimitri Jourde, Merete Hersvik, Antero Hein, Valtteri Raekallio, Edhem Jesenkovic, Yaniv Cohen, Camilla Spidsøe Cohen, Cecilie Lindeman Steen

 

Produced by: zero visibility corp.
Costume supervisor: Therese Vågane
Technical coordinator: Nico Benz
Production manager: Linn Eidås
Relations manager: Lene Bang
Co-produced by: Akropoditi Dance Centre, (Syros, Greece) O Espaço de Tempo, (Montemor o Novo, Portugal), Dansearena Nord, (Hammerfest) Dansens Hus (Oslo)

 

zero visibility corp. is supported by Arts Council Norway

 

Premiered January 29th  2015 at Dansens Hus, Oslo, Norway 

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