But Then, We’ll Disappear (I’d Prefer Not To) | Carte Blanche
The Norwegian national company of contemporary dance

But Then, We’ll Disappear (I’d Prefer Not To)

World premiere at Bergen International Festival 2021

Canadian Frédérick Gravel is known for turning the structures of choreography upside down and often includes elements of rock and performance art in his expression. His background is from the vibrant arts community in Montreal, and he has established himself as one of the foremost exponents of the new, Canadian dance art.

For Gravel, the performance is only first created in the meeting between people. The stage becomes an arena for an artistic and social experiment where characters are built and erased in a battle against their own patterns. This resistance is at once both tragic and beautiful.

‘I view a choreographic idea as a melody, and my works can be compared to making a concert. I make music by the aid of dance. One might say that I compose lines that the dancers perform with their own voice, in their own key,’ he says.

Behind the title But Then, We’ll Disappear (I’d Prefer Not To) lies a hidden a desire to emphasize the individual’s role in a world full of contradictions where guilt and celebration are two sides of the same coin, in hopes that everything has a plan.

 

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Artistic Director: Annabelle Bonnéry | General Manager: Tone Tjemsland | Marketing & Information Director: Birthe Skotheim | Production & Planning Director: Tora de Zwart Rørholt | Rehearsal Director: Shlomi Ruimi | Touring Director: Gulli Kr. Sekse | Sales & Marketing Assistant: Jonas Sharif Hordvik | Adminstrative Secretary: Mona Igland | Technical Director: Jeroen Tjeerd de Groot | Technical Coordinator: Mark Simon WattsChief Electrician: Robert Roespel | Head of Sound: Gunnar Innvær | Stage & Tour Manager: Jan Tore Solberg | Lighting Technician: Thomas Bruvik |Sound Technician: Leif Herland | Head of Costumes: Indrani Balgobin |Modeler/Tailor: Martina Wilhelms | Tailor: Nayarit Bustos Solo | Dresser: Renate Rolland | Seamstress/Dresser: Krishna Biscardi| Housekeeping: Benigne Nizigiyimana & Davin Iratunga | PR-photo Bent René Synnevåg | Process photos: Thor Brødreskift | Video: David Alræk

  • But Then, We’ll Disappear (I’d Prefer Not To)

    Studio Bergen

    4. June

    20:00–21:00

  • But Then, We’ll Disappear (I’d Prefer Not To)

    Studio Bergen

    5. June

    20:00–21:00

  • But Then, We’ll Disappear (I’d Prefer Not To)

    Studio Bergen

    7. June

    20:00–21:00

  • But Then, We’ll Disappear (I’d Prefer Not To)

    Harstad kulturhus

    22. June

    18:00–19:00