Activities

Dansehallerne presents Mette Edvardsen

Black + No Title

This doubble bill is a part of the triology with Mette Edvardsen which is presented during two days:

4th of April 2017 / Black + No Title
5th of April 2017 / We To Be

(Notice that you need to buy tickets for each day)

BLACK (2011) – DK-premiere
Black is a solo performance about making things appear. The space is empty. There are no things. Through spoken words and movements in space a world will become visible, where the performer is the mediator between the audience and what is there. It is a play in time and space where only the body is physically present, performing actions and handling invisible objects, constantly trying to bridge the invincible gap between thought and experience, between here and there.

Credits
Created and performed by / Mette Edvardsen
Production / Mette Edvardsen/ Athome
Co-produced by / Black Box Teater (Oslo), Work Space (Brussels)
In collaboration with / Kaaitheater (Brussels), Vooruit (Gent), Netwerk (Aalst)
Supported by: Norsk Kulturråd, Fond for Utøvende Kunstnere, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

NO TITLE (2014)
With the piece No Title I start out where my last piece ended. In Black I made invisible objects appear by naming them and placing them in space. Having been obsessed with what is here, I now look into what is not as a way of activating and producing thoughts and imaginations. In this new piece I address existence through negation.

Once you leave behind that which is not, the perspective opens to all there is instead. The work continues the play with the possibilities and limits of language, and that of being, in space and in time.

No Title is about how reality exists in language and how this extends into real space. It is about how memory and imagination blur. It is about things and how things can be there and gone at the same time, and that what defines this is various. It is about things that are gone and about things that remain. No Title is about the awareness that all things are impermanent and that nothing lasts forever. It is about things that have gone before their time and things that never quite disappear.

It is about what the piece and its making is, what a piece can do, what it is for, what its power and limit could be. It is about the gap between a world and our ideas of it, the invincible gap between thought and experience, between here and there. No Title is a writing in space, a writing that is both additive and subtractive. It is a writing that traces and erases, that moves and halts, that looks at things that are not there and recovers that which is instead.

Credits
Created and performed by / Mette Edvardsen
Production / Mette Edvardsen/ Athome & Manyone vzw
Co-production: Kaaitheater/ Brussels, BUDA/ NEXT Festival/ Kortrijk, Teaterhuset Avant Garden/ Trondheim, BIT/ Bergen, Black Box Teater/ Oslo
Supported by: Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Norsk Kulturråd
Special thanks to: Heiko Gölzer, Mari Matre Larsen

Read more about Mette Edvardsen

Duration: 1 hour + 30 min. (incl. 20 min. intermission)

tuesday at 7pm

Small Stage

125,- / Young 55,-

BLACK / Mette Edvardsen / Foto: Gaetano Cammarota