Avgang 2021: If Only
If Only is a choreographic work by Lisa Colette Bysheim, and it is her graduation project in master choreography.
The performance emerges in the encounter between movement, sound and voices weaving a bodily and textual landscape. The intersection of verbal language and choreography is probed by five performers, playfully exploring the construction of language - and how it moves.
If Only opens up a space for possible meanings and connections to arise in multi-linear ways.
Words diverge from the pathways of the body, uncontrollably, in chaos, into the seeping sounds of whispers from the space. Images and associations dissolve, rearranged as the voice takes over, mapping a terrain of voice and movement, while trying to contain the collapse.
Choreography, Concept & Text: Lisa Colette Bysheim
Sound design: Mike McCormick
Light design: Eirik Lie Hegre
Co-creating performers: Anu Laiho, Putli Hellesen, Venla Niitemaa, Emilie Marie Karlsen & Ole Marius Støle
Costume design team: Nathan Neyaro, Clara Carstensen Heinius & Linus Saxvik
Internal supervisor: Janne-Camilla Lyster & Bojana Cvejic
External supervisor: Ingrid Berger Myhre
Photos: Takumi Morozumi
Supported by the MA Choreography program at Oslo National Academy of the Arts