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 (the snake’s armpit), Lander Patrick continues his deep dive into the Portuguese fado, which he started with Jonas Lopes in the performance Bate Fado from 2021. Today, fado is best known as a traditional folk genre with lyrics about longing sung with great pathos. Patrick explores the roots and mythology of the fado to restore forgotten knowledge and find footprints lost to history. Sovaco de Cobra is made for nine of Carte Blanche’s dancers. You can expect playful physical work, a theatrical approach and a good pinch of humor.

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.

Artistic Director: Annabelle Bonnéry | General Manager: Tone Tjemsland | Communication 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 Watts | Chief 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 | Dresser: Renate Rolland | Modeler/Tailor: Martina Wilhelms | Seamstress/Dresser: Krishna Biscardi | Housekeeping: Benigne Nizigiyimana & Davin Iratunga | PR-photo Sjur Pollen | Process & Press Photos: Øystein Haara | Video: David Alræk

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    Bergen International Festival, Studio Bergen

    26. May

    20:00–21:50

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    Bergen International Festival, Studio Bergen

    27. May

    20:00–21:50

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    Bergen International Festival, Studio Bergen

    28. May

    20:00–21:50

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    Bergen International Festival, Studio Bergen

    30. May

    20:00–21:50

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    Bergen International Festival, Studio Bergen

    31. May

    20:00–21:50

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    Bergen International Festival, Studio Bergen

    1. June

    20:00–21:50

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    Bergen International Festival, Studio Bergen

    2. June

    20:00–21:50

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    Bergen International Festival, Studio Bergen

    3. June

    20:00–21:50