Based on refugees’ personal stories Carte Blanche’s performance address the asylum issues as well as human sensations like taste, sensuality and longing.
Often, refugees are portrayed as masses who come in large groups. However, for each asylum seeker there is a personal journey of their own experiences, choices, experiences, memories and longing. Although the journey takes place in community with others, it is a lone journey for each individual, with sole responsibility for themselves and their own secrets. It is these individual transit stories Carte Blanche dare to approach as well as dares being trapped in, in this world premiere.
Hooman Sharifi, the artistic director of Carte Blanche is the choreographer for this piece. He himself came to Norway from Iran in 1998 as a lone young asylum seeker. Artistically he is particularly interested in art forms at the intersection of dance, theater and visual arts. Sharifi’s movement language is physically challenging, intense and powerfully explores the deeper feelings behind power, political systems and violence.
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PRESS PAGE (tba)
Choreography and concept
Caroline Eckly, Judith Arupa, Noam Eidelman Shatil, Olga Stetsyuk Nikolaevna, Anne Lise Pettersen, Guro Rimeslåtten, Ole Martin Meland, Daniel Garcia Mariblanca, Yousef Sbeih, Adrian Bartczak, Dawid Lorenc, Einar-Anton Nikkerud, Jack Lorentzen, Mathias Stoltenberg
Appx. 90 minutes – no intermission
26 May 2017 Studio Bergen
A co-production with the Bergen International Festival 2017
Tour spring and autumn 2017
26 May 2017 – Studio Bergen – world premiere
27, 29, 30, 31 May and 1, 2, 5, 6 June – Studo Bergen
30 June – Festspillene i Nord-Norge, Harstad
July – tba