One evening, three choreographers and eight dancers from Nagelhus Schia Productions AMP – a national talent program for contemporary dance.
Triple Bill consists of three world premieres specially made for the eight selected dance artists:
White Noise by Hege Haagenrud (NO),
Crushd by Melanie Lane (AU),
960 seconds by Guro Nagelhus Schia & Vebjørn Sundby (NO).
960 seconds takes up the concept of time. To talk
about time as something that goes extremely fast, creates a feeling that we can not keep up. It propagates in the subconscious as a collective guilt, an idea that we are always in arrears. We no longer have the same rhythm. Some have a very fast life rhythm, and others live in a kind of inertia, on hold, in boredom, but they do not seem. They do not seem the same way because they have withdrawn, they have in many ways jumped off the carousel. Are we going to slow down one day? Will it possibly stop completely?
Crushd is a reaction to covid-19 from the point of view of artists who make a living by sharing themselves in interaction with the audience. We redesigned the stage version Crush to the audiovisual experience Crushd by working remotely through the digital platforms zoom, whatsapp and instagram. Together with Berlin-based video artist Ashton Carlisle Green, 3D animator Martin Böttger and music producer Christopher Clark from the UK, we created a world where we transcended physical limitations which we faced, and which reflects the new reality that we together navigate through alone.
Crushd reflects the poetry of loneliness, shattered dreams, fragmented bodies and dance, and collective desire.
White noise is a monotonous and constant sound that contains all audible tones. White sound blocks out other sounds, and is used as a muffler in, for example, office landscapes and earphones. Hege Haagenrud uses White Noise as a starting point in interviews with the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson. In a figurative sense, white noise is used as a description of politicians (often older, white men) who often use many words to hide a point they do not want to make. The flow of information becomes like an eternal waterfall, background noise that no one really listens to.