Format: IN PROCESS
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
The tickets are free, but it requires signing up. You can do so by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Write "How to arrive after landing" in the subject line.
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
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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