In-Betweenness

2021

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Photo by: Thor Brødreskift

In-Betweenness is a poetic investigation of soft power. Two dancers move through a liminal space of transition, challenging and supporting each other in a continuous exchange of weight, power and manipulation. The sound design reflects the familiar and distorted, transformed through live-processed input from the dancers voice. A transparent process unfolds as the performers play with subtle nuances of power— through movement, voice and text.

 

The work explores fantasies of soft power— the ability to influence the behaviour of others to get what you want. Soft power achieves influence by building networks, communicating convincingly, establishing rules and drawing on the resources that make your narrative attractive. Inspired by these qualities, the performance unfolds as an aesthetically poetic exploration of power structures. The work stands as a commentary on an equality debate with several polarising tendencies, inviting the audience in to reflect, experience and question inherited patterns of behaviour that affect the roles we assume.

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Concept, Choreography & Text:  Lisa Colette Bysheim

New dancers from 2022: Lisa Colette Bysheim & Max Wallmeier

Original co-creating dancers:  Vivian Pakkanen & Rasmus Tirronen

Live sound design: Mike McCormick

Outside eye: Janne-Camilla Lyster 

Photographer of process:  Dev Dhunsi

Length: 35-40 mins

Commissioned by: Norwegian National Ballet - Female choreographic voices

Supported by: Talent Norge & Norsk Tipping

Premiere: 

- 24th October 2021     CODA Int. Dance Festival,

                                      The Norwegian National Ballet, Oslo, Norway

 

Performances:

- 7th October 2022.      In2It International Dance Festival, Kristiansund, Norway

- 28th October 2022.    Oktoberdans v/BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen, Norway

- 29th October 2022.    Oktoberdans v/BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen, Norway

- 22nd January 2023      Galleri F15, Moss, Norway

Tour 2022 is supported by:

Norwegian Arts Council, Fond for Lyd og Bilde, Bergen kommune & FFUK

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