mellomland - Carte Blanche
The Norwegian national company of contemporary dance

mellomland

New world premiere at Bergen International Festival 2022!

mellomland

In mellomland, artistic director Annabelle Bonnéry has engaged two up and coming choreographers from the same generation to create a two-part full evening for Carte Blanche. Five and nine dancers meet choreographers Roza Moshtaghi and Lander Patrick in a double bill that presents Norwegian and international contemporary dance on the same stage.

BUD by Roza Moshtaghi

The starting point for BUD is “waiting”, and in the performance choreographer Roza Moshtaghi explores how we can experience a story about “waiting” and expectations associated with being in this mysterious state. The performers go through different scenarios of waiting, stopping and suspending. The enigmatic figures are dressed in costumes that borders on installations, making BUD’s scenic waiting room a strong visual experience with five of the company’s dancers.

 

Sovaco de Cobra by Lander Patrick

In Sovaco de Cobra (English: the snake’s armpit) by Lander Patrick, we are invited into a world where social rules must give way to the rules of a game. Using the angle of chess – informed by his fascination with the duality of this strategic and warlike gamePatrick creates an energetic performance where new rules emerge, and the pieces of the game are challenged.  
 
Sovaco de Cobra is made for nine of Carte Blanche’s dancers who throw themselves into the game with warmth and vitality. The performance is full of virtuosity, and sharp and crisp movements; and the dancers orient themselves in a whirlwind of rhythms, tempo, and playfulness.
NB: Strobe lights are used during this performance

About the choreographers

Roza Moshtaghi, is an Iranian choreographer and performer who lives and works in Oslo. Her practice deals with the narratives of desire generated through the process of adapting or reacting to systems and structures. Her last three pieces are LIMBO (2021), Bouncing Narratives  (2019) and Only Forever  (2018).

 

Lander Patrick, born in Brazil, grew up in Portugal and is based in Lisbon. He has won several awards, and the production Adorabilis (2017) which he created with his regular collaborator Jonas Lopes won the Aerowaves Priority Company in 2017.

 

Videos

Teaser

A brief introduction

Choreographer interviews

Process teaser

Artistic Director: Annabelle Bonnéry | General Manager: Tone Tjemsland | Communication Director: Birthe Skotheim | Production & Planning Director: Tora de Zwart Rørholt | Rehearsal Director: Shlomi Ruimi, Rebekka Bomann-Larsen | Touring Director: Gulli Kr. Sekse | Sales & Marketing Assistant: Jonas Sharif Hordvik | Adminstrative Secretary: Mona Igland | Production Staffer: Line Jensen |Technical Director: Jeroen Tjeerd de Groot | Technical Coordinator: Mark Simon Watts | Chief Electrician: Robert Roespel | Head of Sound: Gunnar Innvær | Stage Manager: Jan Tore Solberg, Andreas Lassen | Lighting Technician: Thomas Bruvik, Hass Ahmed |Sound Technician: Leif Herland | Technician: Marius Bakke Petersen, Snorre Rønning Mandal | Head of Costumes: Indrani Balgobin | Dresser: Renate Rolland | Modeler/Tailor: Martina Wilhelms | Tailor/Dresser: Krishna Biscardi | Costume Maker: Kristine Akselberg | Tailor: Amelia Qualmann | Propmaster: June Olsen | Prop Assistant: Victoria Langøy | Housekeeping: Benigne Nizigiyimana & Davin Iratunga | PR-photo Sjur Pollen | Process & Press Photos: Øystein Haara | Video: David Alræk | Special Thanks Sovaco de Cobra: Lewis Seivwright, Rui Horta, O Espaço do Tempo | Special Thanks BUD: Eivind Rose Nilsen, Maria Ursin, Karen Eide Bøen, Josefin Jussi Andersson, Damoon Shokat Moghadam

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