STATE er en stemningstettet drøm som gradvis folder seg ut, omfavner oss, og trekker oss med inn i funderinger om nye, usette sivilisasjoner.
I STATE ser vi et samfunn vokse fram på scenen. Gjennom musikk, rituelle danser, fortellinger og drakter blandes minner om tapte kulturer sammen med funderinger om hvordan et nytt samfunn kunne se ut.
I samspill med dansernes forvrengende kropper, Fiksdals altomfattende koreografi, Corell Petersens mytiske tekster og støymusiker Lasse Marhaugs manende musikk, folder motedesigner Henrik Vibskovs lagvis oppbygde drakter seg ned fra dansernes kropper og utover scenerommet, og tar langsomt over det hele.
Ingri Fiksdal har skapt seg en internasjonal posisjon i samtidsdansen med arbeider som strekker koreografien langt utover dansernes kropper. I særdeles vellykkede samarbeid med sterke kunstnere på lys, lyd, scenografi, dans og musikk, får hun hele eller deler av rommet til å danse frem suggererende, manende univers. Vi gleder oss til å oppleve samarbeidet med den prisvinnende regissøren Jonas Corell Petersen på tekst, dramaturgi og som medskaper!
Ingri Fiksdal (1982) works as a choreographer and is currently a Research Fellow at the Norwegian Artistic Research Program. Her work deals with perception and affect, and places and equal emphasis on sound, light, choreography, costume and set-design within the performances. An on-going theme within Fiksdal’s work is the ritual and its inherent capacity of transforming and ultimately transcending its partakers. Within this, the relation between cognition and affectivity and how they operate in perception and production of meaning, is central. Her most recent productions: Cosmic Body (2015), HOODS (2014), BAND (2013), Night Tripper (2012) and The Orchard Ballads (2011), have toured to a number of venues in Norway, Europe and the US. They have all visited Teaterhuset Avant Garden (mostly at Verkstedhallen) as well. Night Tripper won the Oslo Award for Best Performance in 2012, and HOODS won the Dance Critic Award for best performance in 2014. Read more at www.ingrifiksdal.com
Jonas Corell Petersen (1979) is born in Copenhagen and has studied theatre science, art history and philosophy at The University of Copenhagen. He has a 5-year education (MA-level) in theatre directing from The Oslo National Academy of Art. His work has been performed in Norway, England, The Netherlands, Germany and Denmark. Petersen is currently appointed house director at The Norwegian National Theatre. He won the European Fast Forward award for young directors for his diploma production, Young Werther’s Sufferings (2010). In 2012, he was awarded The Hedda Award for best youth production for I-IK-EG. Other productions include the dramatizing and directing of BABY, Don Quijote and ZOO (performed at Teaterhuset Avant Garden in 2011). Petersen has recently written and directed two plays performed at the Norwegian National Theatre, We chew on the bones of time (2015) and Island (2016), which both could be seen as magic realistic works.
Lasse Marhaug (1974) has since the early 1990s been one of the most active artists in the Norwegian noise/experimental music scene. As a performer and composer he has contributed to well over 300 CD, vinyl and cassette releases over the years, as well as extensive touring and performing live on all continents of the world. In addition to his solo work, Marhaug has collaborated with several artists in the fields of noise, experimental, improv, jazz, rock and extreme metal, as well as working with music and sound for theatre, dance, installations, film and video. In the mid‐90s Marhaug started TWR Tapes (still going) and Jazzassin Records (ended 2001). In the 2000s he started the record labels Pica Disk and Prisma Records. In 2011 he started his own print publishing called Marhaug Forlag. He has also been active as an organizer, promoter and producer. Marhaug was born in the northern regions above the arctic circle of Norway, but currently lives in Oslo. Read more at www.lassemarhaug.no
Henrik Vibskov (1972) is a Danish fashion designer. Vibskov has a fashion label under his own name, and also designs accessories. He also does interior design and costume design for stage shows and is active as a musician. He has produced over 26 mens (and later also women’s) collections since he graduated from Central St. Martins in 2001. Vibskov has exhibitited at PS1 – MoMA in New York, Palais de Tokyo in Paris, ICA in London, Zeeuws Museum in Holland, Kiyomizu-Dera Temple in Kyoto, Japan, Wilhelm Wagendfeld Haus in Bremen, NAI Nederlands Architectuur Instituut in Rotterdam, Holland, The Textile Museum, Washington, USA, just to name a few. Henrik has also designed costumes for numerous operas and performances including collaborations with Hotel Pro Forma, the Oslo Opera house and Bjørk at La Monnaie in Brussels. Read more at www.henrikvibskov.com