Avgang 2023: to the sides of this body
to the sides of this body is a dance duet made by Emilie Marie Karlsen and Marlene Bonnesen.
The springboard for this collaboration was a common and sincere interest in working from a corporal and skill-based point of view. By using “waste material” that wasn’t meant to be looked at for potential usage; personal video-recorded dances, self-made melodies, and notes from the past year, the attempt has been to let the questions and concepts appear throughout the process. Eventually, the matter of the work has unfolded, and it sheds light on solidity, craftswomenship and what we are capable of when we serve and lean into one another. to the sides of this body invites the observer into a physically straight-forward structure where vague voices, musical landscapes and bodies create an intricate, yet simple, working mosaic.
Dance, idea, concept: Emilie Marie Karlsen & Marlene Bonnesen
Music: Lars Takla
Choreographic exchange: Max Wallmeier
Costume design: Signe Vasshus / Emilie Marie Karlsen / Sanghoon Lee
External mentor: Siri Jøntvedt
Internal mentor: Bojana Cvejic / Janne-Camilla Lyster
Department leader: Torunn Robstad
Light: Eirik Lie Hagre
Video documentation: Yaniv Cohen
Stage manager: Chris Reitan
Stage assistant: Oscar Wicken
Technical department team: Kjetil Skåret / Olaf Stangeland
Big thanks for general support, inspiration and feedback to Sanghoon Lee, Fie Dam Mygind, Ingvild
Bertelsen, Marta Kosieradzka, Oda Olivia Ø. Lindegård, Ida Cathrin Utvik, Yaniv Cohen, Sulekha Ali Omar, Chriz Nypan, Ruoxi Yang, Per Roar, Rosalind Goldberg, Theodor Barth, Mike Sperlinger, Jonas Buer and Snelle Hall.