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zero visibility corp.

Friday 10 nov. 9 p.m, Ole Olsen

They dance for survival. Standing ovation at the premiere in Tromsø at Hålogaland Teater and the critics are loving it. It is heading on an international tour, but first they visit us in Hammerfest. Don´t deny yourself this experience.

Deep within the cold and dark inside The Global Seed Vault at Svalbard, the origin of life is being stored. Under the direction of the UN, the world’s future is kept here. This scenario forms the backdrop of the production Frozen Songs by celebrated Norwegian choreographer Ina Christel Johannessen. Joining her are dancers from her ensemble Zero Visibility Corp, the Chinese video artists Feng Jiangzhou and Zhang Lin, and Belgian musical duo Stray Dogs. In this performance Norwegian and international artists come together on stage to create a unique artistic experience centred around one very important and current question; survival.

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Photo: Antero Hein
Duration 90 min (no interval)

Choreographer Ina Christel Johannessen Multi media  Feng Jiangzhou and Zhang Lin, Sifenlv New Media Music  Frederik Meulyzer og Koenraad Ecker, Stray Dogs Scenography  Kristin Torp/Graa Hverdag AS Costume design  Kathrine Tolo, Norsk Kunststoff AS Light design  Nico Benz Dancers  Line Tørmoen, Pia Elton Hammer, Ole Kristian Tangen, Valtteri Raekallio, Daniel Whiley, Fan Luo, Anton Borgström Text  Oda Fiskum Song  Aksel Rykkvin Photograf – film sequence/photos  Yaniv Cohen Video technique  Magnar Mork Sound  Morten Pettersen Production manger  Kirsti Ulvestad Production team  Kirsti Ulvestad, Inger Buresund og Fabrizio Massini Original idea  Inger Buresund, Artistic Director Hålogaland Teater

Produced by  zero visibility corp, Hålogaland Teater, Ibsen International Co-produced by  Dansens Hus, Oslo, La Briqueterie, Paris, Arts Printing House, Vilnius International network Lene Bang, zero visibility corp

zero visibility corp. is supported by Norwegian Arts Council Hålogaland Teater is supported by the Ministry of culture, Tromsø Council, Finnmark and Troms County Council Ibsen International is supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign AffairsThe Frozen Songs performance in Hammerfest is supported by Fond for utøvende kunstnere, and is a collaboration between DanseFestival Barents, Hålogaland Teater and Dansens Hus.

zero visibility corp. is one of the most acclaimed Norwegian contemporary dance companies. It is led by choreographer Ina Christel Johannessen. Since the international breakthrough in 2003 Ina Christel Johannesen and her company has thrilled audiences in 18 countries worldwide - from the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Front Centre in Toronto to the Cervantinos Festival in Mexico. Every piece is created in close collaboration with committed partners in Norway and abroad, and the works vary from duets to large scale productions.

 Inas work is characterized by high energy in the physical movements merged with poetic and often theatrical elements. The sought-after choreographer has in addition to her own company zero visibility corp., created works for international companies such as Ballet de Monte Carlo, CCDC Hong Kong, and Cullberg Ballet. 

 Since 2009 zero visibility corp has received base funding from Arts Council Norway, which represents a great recognition for the company and choreographer Ina Christel Johannessen.

The base funding is of great importance for the company's artistic development and possibilities. Several projects and guest performances had not been possible without the basic funding. The company and ICJ have been able to realize bigger and more diverse projects, both in size of productions and touring.

 As member of the audience we are thrown into crossroads between aesthetic extremes in physically explicit and powerful expressions. We are united in a belief in dance as an art form. It is perhaps in this insisting on the concrete and physically demanding choreography that zero visibility corp. place themselves in a theatrical dance tradition, creating their very own artistic profile. - Siren Leirvåg


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