Hojotoho! (There’s No Place Like Home) (2021)

Dansens Hus


22. October – Kl 19.00

23. October – Kl 19.00

24. October – Kl 15.00

24. October – Kl 19.00

In this world premiere from Ingun Bjørnsgaard, Vanessa Baird’s paintings are used both as a jumping-off point and as a companion to newly composed music from Rolf Wallin and Tansy Davies.

In a performance which sees Ingun Bjørnsgaard use Vanessa Baird’s paintings as a jumping off-point, we enter a room filled with tension. Unacknowledged conflicts are held back, not allowed to leave the body. One person grips a spatula tightly – and we are presented with people facing difficult situations and unexpected crises. They lose hold of what they were holding on to and cannot grab what they reach for.
The choreography is markedly ambivalent, ambiguous, and detailed in its expression – interplaying with newly composed music by Rolf Wallin ang Tansy Davies.

Choreographer Ingun Bjørnsgaard

Dancers Ludvig Daae, Sigrid Edvardsson, Catharina Vehre Gresslien, Ida Wigdel

Composers Rolf Wallin, Tansy Davies

Stage designer Thomas Björk

Lighting designer Hans Skogen

Sound designer Morten Pettersen

Sound technician Terje Wessel Øverland

Artist Vanessa Baird

Co-production Dansens Hus

Suported by Kulturrådet og Det norske komponistfond.

Length 60 min


(Artist: Vanessa Baird. Photo: Øystein Thorvaldsen. Courtesy artist, Sørlandets kunstmuseum and OSL contemporary)