Dandizettes are bloodthirsty beings who embrace the idea of the self without hesitation or second thought.
Blood is fresh produce and pure energy. In a context of dance and choreography, the blood can be inspiration, affirmation, creativity or energy from the audience. An eternal blood hunt and an escape from the confrontational life of the day ends with carefree intoxication and partying at night. With Dandizettes, Wigdel explores how the blood hunt can become a picture of the addictive relationship between the performer and the spectator.
Ida Wigdel is a professional dancer and choreographer from Norway. The choreographer and dancer in her are indistinguishable, and she firmly believes in the synergy between her partners and the audience. Her expression is characterized by a complex physicality and strange absurdities with certain elements of darkness.
- About Ida Wigdel
Wigdel is based in Oslo. After graduating from Oslo National Academy of the Arts she has worked in a wide range of different constellations and projects.
The creative trio Berstad/Helgebostad/Wigdel enjoy exploring our dark hidden human interiors and emotions, with a playful approach. They tour nationally as well as internationally, and have performed among others at ImpulsTanz, Norwind, Ice Hot (2014 and 2018), Spring Forward, Side Step, Motel Mozaique, Oktoberdans and Black Box Teater. In 2015 they were chosen as an Aerowaves Priority Company.
The company Th’Line (run by Ida Wigdel and Kristina Wallace), work with imagery and physicality exploring people’s eccentricities, using absurd humour to reveal our human vulnerabilities. Their works have been performed at places such as: Dance House Norway, Meteor Bergen, Rotterdam Theatre, Manila Fringe, Starke Stucke Frankfurt, ILTWT
Julidans, and Ravnedans to name but a few.
As a dancer and performer Ida has worked with Ingun Bjørnsgaard Project (since 2008), Francesco Scavetta, Ina Christel Johannesen, Ingeleiv Berstad, Sulekha Ali Omar and Stian Danielsen among others.
She also currently works as a choreographer for theatre productions with the Nationalteateret, Rogaland Teater, Hålogaland Teater, Oslo Nye Teater, Det Norske Teatret and Trøndelag Teater.
Title: Dandizettes. Dancer and Choreographer: Ida Wigdel. Light, set design and costume: Chrisander Brun. Composer: Ådne Meisfjord. Outside Eye: Ludvig Daae. Producer: Caroline Blomqvist. Co-producers: MDT and Tou Scene. Financed by: Norsk Kulturråd, Fond for Lyd og Bilde.