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.
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.