OPEN CALL: PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP
INGRI FIKSDAL (NO)
Workshop and performances Shadows of Tomorrow
by Ingri Fiksdal is looking for performers.
For who: Professional Dancers
Dates: 03-09 July
Registration: Send a few sentences about your
motivation for participation and a short biography to: email@example.com
Application Deadline: May 20th, 2017
Ravnedans and theisen/pettersen are in collaboration with Kristiansand Kunsthall searching for professional dancers to join the workshop and performances of Ingri Fiksdal's Shadows of Tomorrow during the festival program for Ravnedans 2017. The workshop will take place in Kristiansand the week in advance of the official festival dates, from Monday 3rd of July to Friday 7th of July. The work will have it`s Kristiansand premiere in Teateret on Saturday the 8th of July, and then play outdoors in Ravnedalen as part of a double bill together with Isaksen's Lots of People on Sunday 9th of July.
The group will consist of maximum 20 professional dancers, selected by Ingri Fiksdal, in collaboration with Ravnedans and theisen/pettersen. For those who are chosen, the workshop is free of cost, while the two performance days will be paid with a performance fee. Participants who don’t live in Kristiansand, will be in charge of organizing and covering travel and housing expenses in Kristiansand. The workshop will be given by Ingri Fiksdal, Pernille Holden and Rosalind Goldberg in collaboration with light designer Ingeborg Olerud.
photo: Ida Frømyr Borgen
ABOUT SHADOWS OF TOMORROW
Shadows of Tomorrow is a reworking of Ingri Fiksdal’s production BAND from 2012. With Shadows of Tomorrow Fiksdal wants to create the immersive experience of a psychedelic concert, but only through moving bodies and light. There is no music to be heard. The work investigates the potential for kinesthetic transference between performers and audience, and the latent contamination in mass-movement.
The performance lends its title from a track on the Madvillainy album by Madvillian and MF Doom, who are key figures within the genre of psychedelic hip-hop. Psychedelic hip-hop is characterized by complex sample-based beats, often obscure material, and abstract lyrics filled with unconventional references. Shadows of Tomorrow is originally a Sun Ra poem, and the Madvillain track also samples the cosmic head-trip of a Sun Ra movie Space is the Place from 1974.
The performance Shadows of Tomorrow draws from psychedelic hip-hop in its choreographic material and composition. Multiple beats move through and between the bodies in space to create numerous rhythmical layers. The light design acts as an intensifier of the experience and creates additional movement and rhythm through the play with multi-colored shadows on all four walls of the performance space.
Read more about Ingri Fiksdal here