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Concept, choreography, performance: Ingeleiv Berstad, Kristin Helgebostad, Ida Wigdel
Composer: Siri Schippers Skaar
Set design: Silje Linge Haaland
Costume: Berstad/Helgebostad/Wigdel, Chrisander Brun
Lighting design: Chrisander Brun
Dramaturge: Huy Le Vo
Poem: Maria Tryti Vennerød
Producer: Anne Cecilie Bodin Larsen
Funded by: the Norwegian Art Council and Funds For Performing Artists
Co-produced by: Black Box Theatre Oslo, Dramatikkens Hus, Norwegian Center For New Playwriting.

Photo: Chrisander Brun

The visit is supported by Aerowaves and the Creative Europe Programme of the EU.

Duration: 50 minutes

Aftertalk: after the performance on 9.2.

Tickets: 25/15 €


9.2.2017 21:00
10.2.2017 21:00

Performance archive 2017 Side Step 2017 | Berstad - Helgebostad - Wigdel: Soil Girl

Three women beneath the ground, indulging in a cheerful putrefication party, not without jibes at gender stereotypes, and featuring an exquisite soundtrack. Soil Girl launches itself onto the stage with gale-force energy. Secret rooms and the dark side of the human mind inspire this visually arresting trio.

Ingeleiv Berstad, Kristin Ryg Helgebostad and Ida Wigdel choreograph a superb rampage: baring their teeth in an intimidating manner, they turn on the fans on a dimly lit stage and manage to charge even the smallest of gestures with subtle humour. Inspired by a poem from playwright Maria Tryti Vennerod, the artists explore the lust for the subterranean and the abysmal, and the longing for the earthy.

Choreographers Helgebostad/Berstad/Wigdel create performance art in dialogue with contemporary drama and dramatists. The characteristics of the Norwegian trio's work are visually strong concepts, intense outbursts and the withdrawal of energies, and a playful and experimental attitude towards performance art and dance.