In other words
Is dance a language? And if so, how does it speak? This piece explores the compatibility between dance and language, using rhetoric 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 humorous 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 Norwegian choreographer and dancer currently based in Brussels. She holds an MA in Choreography; Research and Performance from ex.e.r.ce at the Choreographic Centre in Montpellier and later deepened her project literacy in dance at the Research Studio’s at P.A.R.T.S from ’17-’18.
Ingrid started out studying modern dance at Amsterdam School of the Arts, and worked as a freelance dancer in the independent scene in the Netherlands and abroad in the following years, before she pursued her interest in choreography. Since her master studies, Ingrid has developed her work as associate artist at Dansateliers Rotterdam, and from 2019 – 2020 with the support of the Dutch Performing Arts Fund’s Nieuwe Makers Regeling.
Her solo “Blanks” (2017) and the duet “Panflutes and paperwork” (2019), a collaboration with Lasse Passage, introduced her work internationally. Both works were selected for Aerowaves, and has toured a number of venues in Europe and in Norway. Her upcoming piece “In other words” (2021).
She has also made commissions for Amsterdamse hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Oslo National Academy of the Arts and Conny Janssen Danst’s talent development initiative Danslokaal. She is currently artist in residence at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen as part of the EU research project Dancing Museums II (2019 – 2021).
Ingrid’s work is supported by the Advancing Performing Arts Project (APAP) network and Caravan Production in Brussels.
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. Executive production: Caravan Production (BE). Funded by: Arts Council Norway, Fond for Lyd og Bilde, Flemish Community Commission of the Brussels Capital Region. Co-production: Black Box Teater Oslo (NO), Buda kunstencentrum (BE) Dansateliers Rotterdam (NL), MDT (SE), RAS Stavanger (NO), SPRING Festival Utrecht (NL). Residencies: BUDA Kortrijk (BE), KAAP Bruges (BE), STUK Leuven (BE), Kunstwerkplaats Pianofabriek (BE), Dansateliers Rotterdam (NL). Supported by: P.A.R.T.S. Research Studios ’17-’18.