Rotating Nora (NO)
A feast for the eyes!
SEPTEMBER 21st 22:00
Duration: 1 hour.
The acclaimed choreographer Ingun Bjørnsgaard puts ambivalence in the position of queen with her dancing Nora.
In A Doll's House, the traditional male and female is in an ambiguous zone. Power relationships, love, sexuality and motherhood are part of complex patterns. Dance has a historical grounding in the feminine. Through dance history we have met a silent woman. But Nora is a talking woman. Or is she?
In Rotating Nora Ingun Bjørnsgaard grabs hold of Ibsen's most famous female character, Nora. One of Norways foremost choreographers continues her immersion in Ibsen's works. In past performances, she has drawn inspiration from The Lady from the Sea and Hedda Gabler. Archetypal fragments from A Doll's House is reworked and inserted into new contexts with the unmistakable signature of Bjørnsgaard.
In Rotating Nora, the dancers and the choreographer seek out and indulge in collisions between requirements and expectations, between the sublime and the obscene, between desires and needs. Ambivalence is queen, and there is a dominating feeling of having gone astray. The tragicomic humanness becomes visible, imperfect and perfect. In motion.
Composer: Eivind Buene
Stage designer: Thomas Bjørk
Costume designer: Ane Aasheim
Lighting design: Lutz Deppe
Sound design: Morten Pettersen
Dramaturg: Kai Johnsen
Dancers: Mattias Ekholm, Erik Rulin, Ida Wigdel, Matias Rønningen, Marianne Haugli and Catharina Vehre Gresslien.
Produced by: Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt in collaboration with Dansens Hus (The House of Dance)