by Kristin Ryg Helgebostad and Ingeleiv Berstad – a part of the programme Birthmark

Together with Carte Blanche’s dancers, Helgebostad & Berstad will explore, blow up a meeting, a unity, a song. With this, they want to let the complexity that is hidden at first glance emerge and unfold for the audience. With pathos and sincerity, they will attempt to reach those familiar parts of ourselves that are not often given much attention. Helgebostad & Berstad are concerned with how the performing arts can portray people in ways that challenge the apparently superior. Witnessing vacillation, pomposity, insistence and clumsiness can give us deeper insight into who we are and what we can become.

Kristin Ryg Helgebostad (1984) and Ingeleiv Berstad (1983) studied choreography together at Oslo National Academy of the Arts and graduated in 2012. They have collaborated on several projects, including Jordjenta (Earth Girl) from 2013 together with Ida Wigdel. They also produce their own pieces, collaborate with other artists and perform themselves.

Ingeleiv Berstad and Kristin Ryg Helgebostad

Lighting Design
Tilo Hahn

Costume Design
Berstad and Ryg Helgebostad

Mia Sandberg; Det hainnle om å leve

Caroline Eckly, Guro Rimeslåtten, Jennifer Dubreuil Houthemann, Christine Kjellberg, Núria Navarra Vilasaló, Sara Enrich Bertran

PR Photo
Thor Brødreskift

Press Photo
Helge Hansen

20 minutes, no intermission

World Premiere
29 May 2015 at Studio Bergen, Norway as part of the triple bill Birthmark.