Hojotoho! (There’s no place like home) (2021)

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
Musician Tansy Davies
Additional music Richard Wagner: excerpt from Die Walküre
Stage design Thomas Björk
Costume design  Ingun Bjørnsgaard
Lighting design Hans Skogen
Sound design Morten Pettersen
Sound technician Terje Wessel Øverland
Artist Vanessa Baird
Seam/consultation Signe Vasshus
Producer Frida Skinner
Co-production Dansens Hus
Supported by Arts Council Norway and the Norwegian Composers Fund
Length 60 min
(Rolf Wallin: © Copyright 2021 Chester Music Limited) 
(Tansy Davies: Performed by arrangement with Faber Music, London.)

Length 60 min

Photo: Erik Berg

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


Hojotoho! (There’s no place like home).m4v from Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt on Vimeo.