Kim-Jomi Fischer & Marta Alstadsaeter
Engel – part of a double-bill
The performance is part of a double bill with the performance Stigma by Kitt Johnson, X-act
What is consciousness? When a thought comes to mind, where does it come from? We have many ways of sensing the world around us. Still we find it hard to deal with the things we cannot capture in words. Perhaps fearing the chaos of the incomprehensible.
Circus artist Marta Alstadsæter and dancer Kim-Jomi Fischer meet between their genres in a physical duet about this continuous inner struggle. Proposing to face questions without giving answers, they invite you to make peace with the things that are hard to explain. And to embrace the many sides of being human.
The artists Kim-Jomi Fischer & Marta Alstadsæter
Kim and Marta met in 2015. Their different backgrounds in contemporary dance and circus sparked a blooming collaboration. During the last year they have been creating their own movement vocabulary, diving into the possibilities and qualities they find within this symbiosis, exploring their identity across languages. This has naturally led them into creating work together, creating a space where they can go beyond the frames of their disciplines and dive into the physical communication in between them. Now working closely together with Dansateliers (NL) and Dansearena nord (NO) they are making work in Norway and the Netherlands.
Kim-Jomi Fischer and Marta Alstadsæter are selected for Aerowaves Twenty19. Each year the Aerowaves network selects 20 of the most promising emerging choreographers in Europe. Aerowaves is a hub for dance discovery in Europe where the most promising new work by emerging dance artists are identified and then promoted through cross-border performances. Aerowaves’ network of partners in 33 countries enables these younger choreographers to bring brand new dance to brand new audiences in Europe. Dansehallerne is one of these partners. aerowaves.org/
Concept & Choreography / Marta Alstadsæter & Kim-Jomi Fischer
Performers / Marta Alstadsæter & Kim-Jomi Fischer
Music / Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek)
With contributions by /
Voice – Kim-Jomi Fischer
Mastering – Marlon Wolterink
Text based on excerpt from Anil Seth on ‘Guardian science weekly big unknown: what is consciousness’
Light design/Technique / Loes Schakenbos
Dramaturgy & Advice / Petra Eikelenboom, Piet Rogie, Merel Heering
Costumes/Scenography / Marta Alstadsæter & Kim-Jomi Fischer
Publicity image / Anna v Kooij
With special thanks to / Vincent Kollar, Jasper v Luijk, Erik Kaiel, Andreas Eilertsen
Video & Trailer / Paul Sixta
Co-produced by / Dansateliers, Podium Bloos, Festspillene i Nord-Norge, Dansearena Nord
Supported by / Eilertsen & Granados teaterkompani, Scenekunst i Nordland, Fond for lyd og bilde – kulturrådet
World premiere / at the Arctic Arts Festival, Harstad kulturhus, Norway 27th of June 2018.
Winner of the Dutch ‘BNG Bank Dans Prijs’ and selected for Aerowaves twenty19.
Program for the double bill
20-20.35 / Engel
20.55-21.20 / Stigma
19-19.35 / Engel
19.55-20.20 / Stigma