Choreography, concept and direction: Kari Hoaas Dancers: Kenneth Flak, Antero Hein, Külli Roosna, Anne Lise Pettersen Rønne, Åsne Storli, Anton Wretling
Dancers touring cast 2017: Ida Haugen, Antero Hein, Thais Hvid, Åsne Storli, Gerd Kaisa Vorren, Anton Wretling Lightdesign and technical director: Laurent Ravot
Videodesign: Tord Eliassen Sounddesign: Morten Pettersen Costumedesign: Signe Vasshus Costumemaker/seam: Antti Bjørn Producer/manager: Annika Ostwald Music: Meredith Monk, Kayhan Kalhor, Levon Minassian, Delphine Mantoulet & Valentin Dahmani, Armand Amar & Seyed Mohammad Hanjani Photocredit: Kim S. Falck-Jørgensen
Video trailer and documentation: Yaniv Cohen
“Be like water” is co-produced by Bærum Culture house, Oslo, Norway and Culture Skellefteå in Sweden. Created, in part, in residency at Vitlycke Centre for Performing Arts (Tanumshede), Sweden, and Hallen, Nordanå, Culture Skellefteå, Sweden.
Creation support provided by Arts Council Norway and the Norwegian Fund for Sound and Image. Touring funds provided by Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Will premiere in September 10th, 2015 at Bærum Kulturhus, Norway
04.01 - 17.01
A two weeks residency of Kari Hoaas with her project “Be like water”.
Continuing her commitment to investigating an extreme and organic physicality within the emotional mathematics of choreographic structures, Hoaas chose to work within a poetic and impressionistic vein, to explore that basic element of all life: water.
Water is essential for all life forms, from the macro perspective of the planet to the micro perspective of single cellular life. Our bodies are seventy percent water. It is thus our most precious commodity. We as humans are a sea of liquids making a structure and shape, an organismic configuration, a form, a geometry, a pattern of pulsation leading to certain patterns of experienced life, feeling, and thinking both within ourselves and in the exchange with others.
Our world today is full of fear and division. Images of war, floods, drought, disasters, pollution and humans struggling for survival or empowerment are everywhere. I hope by acknowledging this as a background for my work, that it can ignite sparks of hope and compassion for the conditions of our shared world. – Kari Hoaas