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ORBO NOVO

Nagelhus Schia Productions (NO)

25 October 18.30

The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet


In an intricate choreography with complex music and text from «A Stroke of Insight» by Jill Bolte Taylor, the dancers force their way through boundaries and resistance. If the barriers cannot be removed, they can perhaps be shifted?

Orbo Novo is a contrast-filled work that is relevant in today’s society. It’s time for a reminder of how a sense of freedom, confinement, solidarity and loneliness affects us. This confrontation with a conflicted USA expresses melancholy hope, our wish of getting together, and of presence in the moment, contrasted with our memories.

Nagelhus Schia Productions by artistic director Guro Nagelhus Schia and assistant artistic director Vebjørn Sundby wishes to invite choreographers – renowned as well as unknown – to collaborate on new works. They have collaborated with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s company Eastman for ten years, and now wish to share one of his masterpieces with Norway in their first full-night performance.

Presented in partnership with Den Norske Opera & Ballett


Choreography Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

Music Szymon Brzóska

Scenografi Alexander Dodge

Dancers Guro Nagelhus Schia, Vebjørn Sundby, Navala 'Niku' Chaudhari, Jon Filip Fahlstrøm, Catharina Vehre Gresslien, Matias Rønningen, Klara Mårtensson, Shintaro Oue, Hanne Elisabeth Svenning, Daniel Sarr, Ida Haugen, Jens Trinidad, Vilja Kwasny, Stian Bergdølmo

Costume design Isabelle Lhoas, Frederick Denis

Original lighting design Jim French

Assisting lighting designer Kyrre Heldal Karlsen

Sound Morten Pettersen, Terje Wessel Øverland

Voice and text coach Ivar Sverrisson

Rehearsal directors Kristin Hjort Inao (Nagelhus Schia Productions), Oscar Ramos og Jason Kittelberger (Eastman)

Producer Sarah da Fonseca

Co-producers Nagelhus Schia Productions, Eastman, Bærum Kulturhus og Den Norske Opera & Ballett

Premiere producer Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet (New York)

Premiere 8 Juli 2009, Jacob's Pillow Festival, Becket - Becket (US)

Nagelhus Schia Productions is Norway’s third national dance company, with ongoing funding from Akershus county.