bookofsongs

Book of Songs

“A man tries to convince a woman that they met last year at Marienbad and that she promised him then that she would leave her husband and run away with him. However, she doesn’t seem to recall anything about either him or the promise and tells him that it must have been someone else. At[…]

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Capricorn Domestic

Premiered October 3, 2002 at Nationaltheatret (Amfiscenen) during the CODAcontemporary dance festival in Oslo. A beautiful castle made of cardboard is the setting for this ballet. Choreographer Ingun Bjørnsgaard and dancers Sigrid Edvardsson and Christopher Arouni investigate different possibilities of the duet and create movements devoid of organic exits. In the dance they achieve a[…]

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The Afternoon and The Others

”The Faun – and its many successors – as realized by Stephen Mallarmé, is a creature that lives the sunny day to its fullest, and yet each evening seems to experience a sorrowful sense of wanting further, pain-filled pleasure. In melancholy, we come to the point where the wanting occurs almost simultaneously with the evolvement[…]

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Pli à pli

”pli à pli is Ingun Bjørnsgaard’s third journey into the periphery of the Western mind. Through poignant images and dramatic subtlety Ingun Bjørnsgaard depicts our minor defects, shortcomings and embarrassments. The Flux Position of an Insulted Eye (1996) explored the point of view of a third excluded party; The Solitary Shame Announced by a Piano[…]

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The Solitary Shame Announced by a Piano

Choreographer: Ingun Bjørnsgaard Dancers – original cast: Sigrid Edvardsson, Arne Johan Hegdahl, Gry Kipperberg, Marius Kjos, Terje Tjøme Mossige, Caroline Wahlström Nesse. Halldís Ólafsdóttir Original music: Rolf Wallin Stage design / costumes: Olav Myrtvedt Light design: Jean Vincent Kerebel Sound design: Morten Pettersen Dramaturgist: Mårten Spångberg Executive producer: Snelle Hall Produced by: Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt[…]

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The Flux Position of an Insulted Eye

Choreographer: Ingun Bjørnsgaard Dancers – original cast: Sigrid Edvardsson, Arne Johan Hegdahl, Gry Kipperberg, Marius Kjos, Terje Tjøme Mossige, Caroline Wahlström Nesse, Halldís Ólafsdóttir Music: J.S. Bach, J.Chr.F. Bach, W.F. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, Rolf Wallin Stage design/costumes: Olav Myrtvedt Light design: Asbjørn Johnsen Light adaptation: Jean Vincent Kerebel Sound design: Morten Pettersen Executive producer: Snelle[…]