In other words
Is dance a language? And if so, how does it speak? This piece explores the compatibility between dance and language, using rhetorical devices as compositional tools. With the stage as page, the choreographic writing unfolds a physical discourse with its own syntax, grammar and vocabulary. But what conditions these dance utterances? And what does it mean to read dance? In other words, if we are not seeking meaning, how do we sense the making of sense when watching this dance?
With wits, charm and sophistication Ingrid Berger Myhre’s relativizing take on “dance” as we know it, comes together in unpretentious and poetic performances. In her new performance In Other Words, she continues her play with the capacities and shortcomings of language – using it as a scaffold for dance as poetic expression.
- About Ingrid Berger Myhre
Ingrid Berger Myhre is a choreographer and dancer currently based in Brussels. She recently followed the Research Studio’s ‘17-18 at P.A.R.T.S. and holds an MA in Choreography; Research and Performance from ex.e.r.ce at the Choreographic Centre in Montpellier (FR).
Language and semiotics are central elements to her artistic work. She has made a.o. the solo BLANKS and most recently PANFLUTES AND PAPERWORK, a collaboration with Lasse Passage – both pieces which were selected for Aerowaves (in 2018 and 2020).
She is associated choreographer at Dansateliers Rotterdam, and receives development support from the Dutch Performing Arts Fund’s Nieuwe Makers Regeling from 2019 – 2020.
Choreography: Ingrid Berger Myhre in collaboration with Pablo Esbert Lilienfeld, Chloe Chignell and Thomas Bîrzan. Performed by Pablo Esbert Lilienfeld, Chloe Chignell, Thomas Bîrzan and Ingrid Berger Myhre. In conversation with Bojana Cvejić. Sound design: Lasse Passage. Light design: Dominique Pollet. Scenography: Edwin Kolpa. Costumes : Min Li. Funded by: Arts Council Norway, Fond for Lyd og Bilde. Co-production: BUDA Kortrijk (BE), Black Box Teater (NO), MDT Stockholm (SE), Regional Arena for Samtidsdans (NO), Dansateliers Rotterdam (NL). Supported by: P.A.R.T.S. Research Studios ’17-’18.