In devoted collaboration with four entrusted dancers, Ingun Bjørnsgaard investigates the complexities of womanliness in Notes on Frailty.
With literary references to feminist philosophy, Ingun Bjørnsgaard's muses move betweeen the sublime and the habitual in a choreographic exploration of the fine line between human beauty and frailty.
Writing movement in time and space, cultural perceptions and contradictions regarding femininity and the masculine are at stake, with Bjørnsgaards's idiosyncratic combination of rigorous detail and everyday theatricality.
The four dancers share inner conflict and frictions, but also a longing to transcend existential solitude. In visual choreographic surfaces, they get entangled in disposition and desire in a compositional oscillation between mere presence and dynamic expansion.
Composer and musician Christian Wallumrød creates new music to the performance, with the company's signature affinity towards the subtle relationship between music and movement.
Performance-project in the foye:
Notes on Frailty ventures further into the explorations of femininity and gender as the leitmotif in Ingun Bjørnsgaard's early award-winning works, and celebrates the 25th anniversary of Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt. To highlight the anniversary, a performance-project with choreographic and scenographic elements from previous productions and the aesthetics of the company will also take place. The happening rethinks fragments from productions such as Sleeping Beauty (1994) and The Sea (2010), in the company's exceptional take on the fleeting fragility of modern identity.