World premiere at BAREDANS, Bodø
10th of September 2021, at Stormen Konserthus, 8 pm
The production was supposed to premiere in spring 2020 at Rom for Dans, Oslo and then be presented at the festival Multiplié in Trondheim, but was cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions.
About the performance
A duet exploring both the visual and the metaphorical aspects of our shadow.A shadow is something unpredictable, a missing piece of the story that can give a new perspective, a different narrative. It is the same, but not the same. It can be a companion, an imprint or a distortion. It can give shelter or add dimension. We explore the experience of being watched over, followed by an unpredictable layer of ourselves with a shifting form and the ability to disappear. Each movement supported and witnessed. We wish to give the performance a sense of intimacy and conversation, exploring loneliness and togetherness, the individual and the companion.
Loan has been part of Kristina’s last three performances at Dansens Hus. In addition, the two shares both an artistic and personal exchange over many years. They have common interest in practices like T’ai Chi and Craniosacral therapy and these shared references are important for how they experience movement and approach an artistic expression. While establishing a common ground for their exploration and journeying together, they wish to give space to their different personalities, expression and temperament.
Choreography: Kristina Gjems
Dance: Loan Ha, Kristina Gjems
Soundscape: Morten Pettersen
Light design: Martin Myrvold
Costumes: Hedda Eddy Virik
Production: Hanne Frostad Håkonsen
Trailer: Eric Williams
Photos: Martin Myrvold and Stian Schioldborg
Funded by Arts Council Norway and Audio and Video funds.