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How to arrive after landing

They say the soul travels slower than the body, and so we ask: are you really here, where is your mind at? Is a part of you still lingering where you came from, or are you dreaming of the next event? 



Genre: Interdisciplinary research anchored in contemporary dance, branching out to music and sound design, fashion and textile and other expressive means.  

Residency takes place at Teatret Zeppelin

27.08.2023 at 2-4pm at Teatret Zeppelin

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Photo by Eduardo H. Scaramuzza 

The artistic research

This project is an interdisciplinary research anchored in contemporary dance, branching out to music and sound design, fashion and textile and other expressive means. 

Šárka Benedová, Atul Giri, Helene Düring Kjær, Victoria Heggelund, and Martine Rubin Wollan research the discrepancy between the physical landing in a space and the arrival of one’s being. They are curious to question how we arrive together as individuals and as a group as we are filled with a lingering sense of summer. Can we integrate and acknowledge the places we just came from as part of our shared here and now?

The group are fascinated by empty spaces, transitions between events, silences and disorientation and ask: How can objects, sound and movement signify distances, departures and arrivals? Their approach is interdisciplinary and improvisational - they aspire to create scores that allow them to be creatively in flux with the current space, time, and inner world of each performer. 

Fotograf: Kasper Nybo

About the artistic team

Šárka Benedová is a Czech performer based in Norway focusing on contemporary dance and saxophone - as separate entities as well as fluid partners in expression. Her artistic practice seeks to break barriers in perception and dissemination of art with an emphasis on accessibility. She is a co-leader of the Kunstgrillen Ensemble. Šárka’s professional background comes from the MUK Universität der Stadt Wien (AT), Escola Superior de Danca (PT) and University of Stavanger (NO) 
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Helene Düring Kjær is a contemporary dance artist based in Stavanger, Norway and Aarhus, Denmark. Kjær works freelance as a dancer, choreographer, producer, and project leader. As a creator and performer, she has been engaged in her own productions, collaborations and as a dancer for choreographers. Kjær holds a BA in contemporary dance from UiS (NO). She is co-leading the Stavanger based Kunstgrillen Ensemble, which relies on interdisciplinary improvisation in public spaces.
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Atul Giri is a Stavanger based Indian ambient musician, field recording artist. Atul’s musical affinity lies in lyrical storytelling and expressions through creating diverse ambiences using voice, guitar and field recordings. He draws his inspiration from nature and raw human emotions. He has an advanced degree in Music Production & Recording Arts from UiS (NO) and is currently engaged in his music project Atúl and Field Recording project ‘Locator Project’.

Victoria Heggelund is a Stavanger based artist working across the fields of dance and textile work. Heggelund works as a dancer/choreographer/producer/fashion- and costume designer and holds a BA in contemporary dance from the University of Stavanger (NO). One of the main focuses on her artistry is how textile/clothes/music and movement can work together in a complete symbiosis rather than mere ‘compliment’ to each other.

Martine Rubin Wollan graduated from the BA contemporary dance from UiS (NO) in 2022, and now she is a contemporary dance artist based in Stavanger, Norway. In Wollan’s practice the imagination is the key to unlocking what the mind and the body are capable of doing, and all the hidden possibilities that lie within. This study focuses on the mind’s and the body’s availability and sensitivity to taking different input, and how the new input becomes the reality of the here and now, and makes the dancer fully present.
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About this residency

IN PROCESS is HAUT’s one week residency format that makes space for physical brainstorms supporting the investigation and the development of new ideas for the stage.

This group of artists has been invited in residency through the open call “IN PROCESS – No Solo”, whose focus was to give Rogaland-based dance artists and choreographers the possibility to work in a black box in Copenhagen and to explore collaboration as a working method, form of organisation, practice and artistic expression. The open call was curated in collaboration with Runa Norheim leader of RAS in Stavanger, Norway.

This residency is supported by the Danish Arts Foundation, A. P. Møller and the Municipality of Copenhagen.