MONUMENT 0.10: The Living Monument (WORLD PREMIERE March 2022)

in collaboration with Carte Blanche – the Norwegian National Company of Contemporary Dance and composer Carmen Villain

The Living Monument is a dreamlike journey, at times a beautiful nightmare, playing with duration and space like a landscape in which slowness creates its own music. It creates worlds that have their own logic. Shifting sceneries, inhabited by fictional figures, reveal images and sensations which evoke glimpses of memories, fragments of narrations and futuristic visions. The choreography is created from bodies, fabrics and objects, which continuously transform and reconfigure to form new physical, mental and visual environments. Guided by the ecological principle of recycling, materials and voices are reused and reshaped. Songs blend with natural, instrumental and digital sounds. Bodies are hidden or exposed, figures appear only to transform. Voices intermingle, they stir up sensations and carry stories that anyone can inhabit.



Teaser: © David Alræk / Carte Blanche



Concept, Choreographer & Costume Designer Eszter Salamon Scenographer James Brandily Lighting Design Silje Grimstad Composer Carmen Villain Choreography Assistants Elodie Perrin & Christine De Smedt Costume Design Assistant Laura Garnier Sound Designer Leif Herland Dancers Adrian Bartczak, Aslak Aune Nygård, Anne Lise Rønne, Caroline Eckly, Daniel Mariblanca, Dawid Lorenc, Irene Vesterhus Theisen, Lin van Kaam, Mathias Stoltenberg, Max Makowski, Nadege Kubwayo, Noam Eidelman Shatil, Ole Martin Meland, Tilly Sordat (on tour in 2022/23:  Adrian Bartczak, Aslak Aune Nygård, Anne Lise Rønne, Brecht Bovijn, Caroline Eckly, Dawid Lorenc, Irene Vesterhus Theisen, Gaspard Schmitt, Hanne Van Driessche, Mathias Stoltenberg, Noam Eidelman Shatil, Ole Martin Meland, Tilly Sordat, Trine Lise Moe)

The songs performed in the The Living Monument have taken inspiration from “Trøllbundin” by Eivør Pálsdóttir, “Mine kåte ungdomsdågå” - arranged for Oslo Kammerkor by Henning Sommerro, “Gjendines Bådnlåt” - arranged by Gunnar Eriksson, “Nocturne” by Evert Taube


A production by Carte Blanche – the Norwegian National Company of Contemporary Dance / Annabelle Bonnéry, Artistic Director
Supported by Botschaft Gbr (Alexandra Wellensiek) / Studio E.S (Elodie Perrin) / Institute of Speculative Narration and Embodiment










Photos:
© Øystein Haara/ Carte Blanche