When five exceptional artists from different disciplines meet in front of an audience without script and notes, anything can happen.
In the improvised performance “Improvisasjon person”, guitarist Neil Davidson, percussionist Kyrre Laastad, artist Kristin Lian Berg, improvisation actor Frode Eggen, and poet Arild Vange present a playful experiment with the art of listening and responding, using musical chords, sounds, visual expressions and words from Vange’s newest book of poetry: “improvisasjon person”.
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DVELL’s new work “Improvisasjon Person” explore improvisation in the theatre using sound, scenography, text, storytelling and themselves. The work has been developed from Arild Vange’s book “improvisasjon person”, the writing of which was influenced by improvisation in literature and music. Vange’s texts respond to poems by Fernando Pessoa and are deeply invested in listening as a ground for poetry. This new theatre production is built around responses and provocations between performers and across the various artistic disciplines of the group. As well as offering a response to the radical propositions contained in Pessoa’s poetry concerning subjectivity and identity the performances of DVELL (which are never the same) ask, what can a theatre be for us, now?
DVELL’s performances build theatre out of relations. In the beginning the group (then comprising Neil Davidson, Arild Vange, Frode Eggen and Kyrre Laastad) made work that was more suited to a concert situation; sitting down together, focusing on sound and the relation between improvising music and text (and how that text might be written while being informed by improvisation). With the addition of Kristin Lian Berg’s improvised scenography the process has expanded into a more dynamic spatial and visual field bringing forth transitory sculptures, half remembered children’s games, impossible dialogues, collapsed architecture, abandoned noise gigs and myriad forms of translation and transformation. It might be theatre, but the aim is to assemble concrete situations without knowing what they will become or where they have come from. The work invites an engaged audience, one that becomes complicit with our questioning and also notices the alternative choices and paths that could have been taken as much as the ones that are.
Read more about DVELL on their webpage: dvell.no
Concept and performed by: DVELL: Neil Davidson (gitar, Glasgow), Arild Vange (stemme, Trondheim), Frode Eggen (stemme, Oslo), Kyrre Laastad (perkusjon, Trondheim), Kristin Lian Berg (scenografi, Trondheim) Text: Arild Vange Dramaturgy: Willy Walder Set design: Kristin Lian Berg Music: Neil Davidson (gitar), Kyrre Laastad (perkusjon) Photo collage: Kristin Lian Berg Photo: Kim Nygård, Oscar Anjewierden Co-produced by: Teaterhuset Avant Garden Supported by: Kulturrådet, Trondheim kommune, NSFs Fond for frilansere