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.
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 €