Ingrid Berger Myhre and Lasse Passage (NO) 

Panflutes and Paperwork

Presented in collaboration between Dansehallerne and Betty Nansen Teatret: 

Dansehallerne x Betty
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September – October 2020 

What does ‘dancing to music’ really mean? And how do you create music for dance? In the duet Panflutes and Paperwork, choreographer Ingrid Berger Myhre and composer Lasse Passage explore the relationships between dance and music. The title of their duet alludes to the contrast between the exiting and the dry; on the one hand we have the pan flutes, playful and passionate; on the other hand, the idea of paperwork refers to notation and implies bureaucracy. The tensions inherent between these states challenge the well-worn conventions of the familiar choreographer-composer constellation.

The performers work according to scores that prioritise structure over skill, method over indulgence. With wry, subtle humour, they embark on testing each other’s talents, introducing a special twist on dance and music in a quirky production poised between the realms of performance and concert. 

In 2020, the duo Ingrid Berger Myhre and Lasse Passage have been selected as Aerowaves artists thanks to Panflutes and Paperwork. Every year, the prestigious international network Aerowaves appoints the twenty most talented and promising choreographers in Europe. 

The performance includes spoken word elements in English.  

Watch Danjel Andersson and Elisa Kragerup’s introduction to Panflutes and Paperwork:

Performance / Ingrid Berger Myhre and Lasse Passage
Music / Lasse Passage and Ingrid Berger Myhre
Lighting / Edwin van Steenbergen
Advice / Alex Zakkas, Merel Heering
Costumes / Min Li
First performance / 2019 at the MOVING FUTURES FESTIVAL, Rotterdam

Duration / 50 minutes

Funded by / Arts Council Norway
Co-produced by / Dansateliers Rotterdam (NL), Black Box Teater (NO), CSC Bassano Del Grappa (IT), WP Zimmer (BE)
Supported by / P.A.R.T.S., Rimi/Imir Senter for Scenekunst, Moving Futures Festival, FPK Nieuwe Makers Regeling, Aerowaves Twenty20 & Creative Europe .

Ingrid Berger Myhre is a Norwegian choreographer and dancer based in Brussels. She holds an MA in Choreography, Research and Performance from the Choreographic Centre in Montpellier and is an associated choreographer at Dansateliers in Rotterdam; she recently completed the Research Studios 2017–18 programme at the art school P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels. Language and semiotics are central elements in Ingrid’s artistic work. Her keen eye for composition and casual play with expectations come together in unpretentious and humorous performances, several of which have been selected for special praise by the Aerowaves network. 

Norwegian composer, songwriter and recording artist Lasse Passage began studying composition at the Griegakademiet in Bergen and holds a BA in Sonology from the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. His compositional work is infused by electroacoustics and rhythmic music, and his versatile approach to music has made him a regular contributor to the independent dance and theatre scenes. 

Where and when
Panflutes and Paperworks is presented September 11th – 12th 2020, 8pm at Edison, Edisonsvej 10, 1856 Frederiksberg C (Betty Nansen Theatre’s annex venue)

NB: Before welcoming our audience, Dansehallerne x Betty will have taken precautions in keeping with the general recommendations regarding hygiene, spacing, and so on. In the unlikely event of us having to cancel a performance, all ticketholders will get their money back. Thus, buying tickets for Panflutes and Paperwork is perfectly safe.