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16th October RÅDHUSET 5.15pm-7.00pm
17th-19th & 26th Ocotber NATIONALTHEATRET/ KARL JOHAN/ TORGGATA/ TØYEN all day (FREE)
Hands on/off is a series of roaming duets that lets an unexpecting audience meet the unexpected touch.
A touch does not pass unnoticed, it leaves a mark. The one who touches cannot avoid being touched, and thereby risk exposing him- og herself. Bodies and touching allow the tension between culture, society and human nature to be acted out. Moving, improvising bodies may challenge norms, something spontaneous may occur, something no structure can predict and regulate.
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, Lisa Colette Bysheim, Annette Brandanger, Håkon Vadstein, Ingvild Marstein Olsen, Rebecca Holm, Johanne Hofseth, Minda Marie Kalfoss
Pianist Jie Zhang (at Rådhuset)
Foto Ånund Austenå
Co-production with CODA Oslo International Dance Festival
Supported by Kulturrådet
The performance is supported by the Norwegian Cultural Fund