A double bill focusing on the relationship between dance and music.

Echo Flux is Annabelle Bonnéry’s first programming as artistic director of Carte Blanche. It features two interesting encounters between a choreographer and a composer who have never worked together before. Their approaches to the two art fields are challenged, and the performances examine how this affects the process of co-creating a production.
Inspired by Robert Burton’s book ‘The Anatomy of Melancholy’ (1621), the departed Heart is based on different ways the dancers use breath to create sounds, rhythms and a mechanical breathing installation on stage.
The choreographer Alban Richard is head of Centre Chorégraphique de Caen in France. The production ‘the departed Heart’ is his first collaboration with composer Sebastian Rivas, who won the Silver Lion award at the Biennale Musica 2018 in Venice.
Primal seeks the moment where we lost ourselves and is an attempt to recover all our parts cracked, broken and split. The performance explores lost knowledge about how our ancestors lived in symbiosis with nature.
In Primal, the choreographer Ayelen Parolin collaborates with the French beatboxer Ezra in a performance that explores humans’ historical relationship to nature and the lost cultures, traditions and rituals we no longer possess the codes to understand.

ECHO FLUX is co-produced by Bergen International Festival 2019, Centre Choréographique national de Caen in Normandie and Grame – centre national de creation in Lyon


Alban Richard (the departed Heart) | Ayelen Parolin (Primal)

Co-produced with
Bergen International Festival 2019 | Grame, centre national de création musicale and Centre Choréographique national de Caen i Normandie( the departed Heart)

Max Bruckert (the departed Heart) - Sound

Choreography Assistant
Daphne Mauger (the departed heart) | Marc Iglesias (Primal)

Lighting design
Alban Richard & Robert Roespel (the departed Heart) | Thomas Bruvik (Primal)

Costume design
Rachel Garcia (the departed Heart) | Ayelen Parolin (Primal)

Sebastian Rivas (the departed Heart) | Ezra - Vincent CHTAIBI (Primal)

PR photo
Helge Hansen

Press photo
Tale Hendnes

Adrian Bartczak, Aslak Aune Nygård, Daniel Mariblanca, Tilly Sordat, Caroline Eckly (the departed Heart) | Ole Martin Meland, Timothy Bartlett, Anne Lise Rønne, Sebastian Biong, Aslak Aune Nygård, Dawid Lorenc, Guro Rimeslåtten, Noam Eidelman Shatil (Primal)