Ekko II is a solo dance piece exploring episodic memories and the physical traces they may leave in the body. Can the body retain memories that the mind has forgotten? The piece is a structured improvisation that investigates in real time the physical states memories can evoke. Movement unfolds, the body is the only source of sound—highlighting, amplifying and in contrast to the physical form of the improvisation. A self study examining the relationship between our minds and our bodies. Using the notion of the body as an archive, the pieces aims to venture through the unknown and beyond— exploring what forms us and our understanding of who we are, and questioning who we are without our memories?
Concept, Choreography & Text: Lisa Colette Bysheim
Performance: Lisa Colette Bysheim
Artistic advisor: Hanna Filomen Mjåvatn
Sound Design: Gunnar Innvær
Light Design: E. Spencer Agoston
Costume Design: Sang Hoon Lee
Producer: Kristina Melbø Valvik
Co- produced by: BIT Teatergarasjen & Kunstgarasjen in Bergen.
Supported by: Bergen Dansesenter - regionalt kompetansesenter for dans and Kunsthuset Wrap
Funded by: Norwegian Arts Council, Bergen kommune and Fund for performing artists.
- In progress showing Dans en fest 1. sep 2018
co-produced by BIT Teatergarajsen, Carte Blanche and Bergen Dansesenter.
- BIT Teatergarasjen at Kunstgarasjen, Bergen, Norway 26. & 27. April 2019
- Scenehuset, Oslo, Norway 8 & 9 June 2019
- Officine Forte Marghera, Venice, Italy 23. June 2019
- Galleri F15 & Momentum, Moss, Norway 29. September 2019
more to come.