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Blue Carousel 

2024

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Photos by: Dev Dhunsi

A new work by Lisa Colette Bysheim and Katrine Patry premiering 6. June 2024 at Dansens Hus Oslo!

 

Co-produced by Dansens Hus Oslo, BIT Teatergarasjen & Carte Blanche. 

They attract and distract,

Absorbed in bold encounters.

Playfully blurring dynamic feminine undertones, 

They morph.

Suggesting, defying, pushing boundaries and expectations. 

A serious parade in all its absurdity. 
 

Blue Carousel is a satire on seduction. A power play of expectations and associations, collapsing and climaxing into a series of transformations. Bysheim and Patry work with humour and repetition as a choreographic tool to comment on how the female body is viewed, objectified and categorised.

 

In a study of the seductive body, based on humour and bird mating dances, they indulge in all-consuming moments. Through a series of performative situations, they revel, twist and defy expectations through layers of fiction. They present soft and unforeseen confrontations, while insistent movements are woven together with transformative techno beats.

 

A playful and suggestive work that questions and challenges what is socially accepted vs the absurdity in the unexpected, while deconstructing the binaries of the masculine and feminine

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Artistic Team 

Concept: Bysheim & Patry

Choreography & Dance: Lisa Colette Bysheim & Katrine Patry

Sound design & live DJ: asiangirlsonly

Light design: Eirik Lie Hegre

Dramaturgy: Janne-Camilla Lyster 

Scenography: Sophia Gatzkan

Costume design: Golnaz Adham

Sound consulent: Mike McCormick

Photos: Dev Dhunsi

Production: i.c.a.p (Lisa Reynolds & Elisabeth Gmeiner)

 

Co- producers : Dansens Hus (Oslo) , BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen),

& Carte Blanche (Bergen).  

Funded by: Kulturdirektoratet, Fond for Lyd og Bilde, Bergen kommune, FFUK

About:

Lisa Colette Bysheim (1991) and Katrine Patry (1986) have collaborated since 2018 creating several choreographic and video works. They play with humour to question, challenge and criticise power roles. They work specifically with “the spectacular” as a tool for exploring soft power and seduction. Bysheim and Patry seek to transform and deconstruct power relations, critique objectification of the body and question larger roles of authority.

They are currently working with I.C.A.P to build international touring opportunities for this performance in Canada and Europe. 

Please contact lisa.colette.bysheim@gmail.com for more information. 

Performances:

Ice Wet | BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen (12. Feb 2024) process showing & pitch

Dansens Hus, Oslo (6. - 9.  June 2024)

Oktoberdans | BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen (date tbc October 2024)

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