Ravnedans in Ravnedalen

11. July 19:00

*Contains nudity

Tilsig / Kompani Jernet (NO)

Afloat / Becca Loevy (US)


Flood! Three people live together in a small space. The are surrounded by water, and the inflow only continues. Can the prolonged state of emergency cause daily duties to cease? No. The mess must be cleared, gymnastics carried out, tea must be drunk, fishing nets must be pulled. The work morale found in this ecosystem is really exemplary, but can it also be conceived that the grass is a bit greener on the lawn? No, let's not think about that, let's just stick our heads in the snorkel, and try to make the most of the situation.


Tilsig (2010)

Created and performed by: Maren Fidje Bjørneseth, Ingvild Tobiassen, Vilde Sagstad Imeland and Siri Kjendsli Meland.

For the performance in Ravnedalen 2019, the piece will be performed by Maren Fidje Bjørneseth, Ingvild Tobiassen and Vilde Sagstad Imeland

Photo: Maja Marum

This solo stems from my desire to face the violence in the world (whether it be consumerism or politics, war or addiction) by moving into my own violence, accepting it as a part of my nature, and transmuting it through dance. Through the generating of this solo, I have come to believe more and more that violence is inherent in our make-up and necessary to the dichotomy of life and death, of creation and destruction. I am curious to, instead of being afraid of violence or condemning it, using our destructive qualities to strip away from ourselves what we no longer need, tapping into surrender, acceptance, and forgiveness. I am intent on finding out if this process can bring more space for love and kindness to pass through as a result. I encourage you to meet me energetically in this place, and invite you to close your eyes throughout some or all of the performance. 

friLUFTsliv / Jessen and Kittesaa (NO)

Silent Conversations by Mar/Mær (NO)

Foto Arild Danielsen.jpg
Foto_ Kaja Mærk Egeberg 1.jpg

Camouflage strategy starts from yearning to belong, to fall into something throughout. The attraction to environment makes us want to be alike, and let our bodies dissolve, mixing into the space. Craving continues in to material action when the desire to assimilate to a space is great. This is a phenomenon that some animals master. The anomaly relation, the confusion between bodies and space is the very slippage, where the imagination aroused by camouflage is the most intense.

Camouflaged creature is a silent trickster in a space, that creates ambiguity in visual perception. One cannot tell the reason for the hiding: is it a defense or is it a lure? The mission of the creature is to conceal and disappear, and by doing that, evoke histories of a location through its materiality and specificity. Camouflaged bodies are invoking forgotten songs and stories that materials in surroundings resonate

Performance by MAR/MÆR // Mari Pitkänen & Kaja Mærk Egeberg
Photo: Kaja Mærk Egeberg

“friLUFTsliv” shows two ladies who have involuntarily found themselves stranded on a campsite. With a wish of having a lot of AIR (luft) and freedom to spread their wings, they find themselves to be settled at this strange no man's land.

At the same time, their biological clocks are ticking, and makes them lie and grieve over their eggs, which never fertilize.

“friLUFTsliv” was first performed at Ravnedalen back in 2013, and it is interesting to now take in the material 6 years later, and to know the history of our own bodies in that time. Will the piece bring new meaning? and how is the meeting between our bodies, imagination and the audience from 2013, according to this summer, 2019s body, imagination and people?

Soon the interest will spread to the farthest address with the low-cost express, for this contemporary dance success: Kittelsaa-Yess(Jessen)

Concept, choreography and dance: Heidi Jessen and Sigrid Marie Kittelsaa Vesaas
Composer: Johannes P.S. Hektoen