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Katrine Kirsebom (NO)

See below for dates and locations

* Open event *

'Hands on / off' is a series of public duets that meets an unexpected audience.

A touch does not pass unnoticed; it leaves a mark. The one who touches cannot avoid being touched, and thereby risk exposing herself.
Moving, improvising bodies may challenge norms, something spontaneous may occur. “Hands on/off” lets an unexpecting audience meet the unexpected touch.

Performance locations
Venue: Torggata, Markveien & Karl Johan
12.10.2019, 11:30 - 15:00

Venue: Nationalteatret
17.10.2019, 09:30 - 10:30

Venue: Nationalteatret
18.10.2019, 18:00 - 19:00

Venue: Torggata, Markveien & Karl Johan
19.10.2019, 11:30 - 15:00

Venue: Tøyen Torg
26.10.2019, 14:00 - 15:00

Idea and directed by Katrine Kirsebom. After finishing her education as a dance artist and choreographer at the Academy of Theatre and Dance in Amsterdam (SNDO, 1987–91), Katrine Kirsebom has focused on improvisation. A number of her projects research public spaces as a scenic arena:

“I have a kind of hate/love relationship to spaces that are not necessarily advantageous to art, something I find ambiguous and challenging. In a non-scenic space, may another form of intimacy occur than in a traditional stage/hall setting?”


Idea and directing Katrine Kirsebom

Dancers Geir Hytten Anders Engebretsen, Carl Joseph Aquilizan, Alma Bø, Annette Brandanger, Håkon Vadstein, Ingvild Marstein Olsen, Rebecca Holm, Johanne Hofseth, Minda Marie Kalfoss

Pianist Jie Zhang (at Rådhuset during CODA opening event)

Foto Ånund Austenå

Co-production CODA Oslo International Dance Festival

Supported by Arts Council Norway, the Norwegian Cultural Fund