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when it is as it was where it was before it was

(Performance program)


PERFORM- The Theatrical Situation


For more information please visit www.avantgarden.no
The workshop platform presents young artists from any art- discipline.
Despite of that they work with different mediums and diverse content,
they share a heightened awareness and mutual interest in the actual
situation where the artwork/performance is situated. That is the
performative aspect of the artwork/performance and the presentation of
it. Therefore they pay special attention to how the situation is
constructed, how it is embedded in the real as well how it produces
realities. This being so these artists takes the ambivalent and complex
role of the spectator, the theatrical situation in an actual or a
metaphorical way, under consideration. Furthermore the performative
perspective informs these situations on a broader cultural, social
understanding and thus economical and political dimensions resonate
through them. Finally there is no interest in pointing out a general
performative strategy as such, but rather use it as a tool to inform
and challenge the participants own practices as well at looking at the
particular tactics of each artists in the workshop.
 The workshop platform will be staged as a three day event. The
workshop is self- organized by the participants. The public program
consists of performances by the participants and public lectures by
invited guests.

when it is as it was where it was before it was

?Once upon a time the theatre was the place were stories of the society
was told. Spellbound by this magical space created by lights and acting
the audience felt closeness as well as alienation towards the
appearance of the performance. At some point the frame of the theatre
came down, and theatre was taken to the streets, and turned acting into
means of communicating trough the open gesture, playing with the
spectators feedback and making the audience take part of the work, or
just played her a trick. The theatre was transforming everything; from
reality, via politics to the mundane and the inner feelings. The
theatre became an open space for performing our self, as well as our
surroundings. Today it has left us with these traces, but the stakes
are different, even if the stage is the same. It is as we perform these
traces in most parts of our lives, we all play our part and live our
lives, either every action is an indispensable lie or a decisive truth,
or in fact both, in this world of theater.?  

 11-12 Feb at Teatehuset Avant Garden and DORA Dokk 1/2

PERFORM- The Theatrical Situation

?The last decade?s artists seem to have an interest in the performative
side of their art production. Whereby one emphasize the situation and
how it communicate towards the spectator, and how it is both embedded
in reality as well as producing reality. Many theatre reformers
throughout history have discussed the public?s experience and role; is
the audience active or passive? The problem with this discussion is
that it is based on the assumption of the mastering performer and the
ignorant audience. How can the theatre be used as a site to turn this
around and refine the relationship between performer and spectator??
 10-11 Feb at Teatehuset Avant Garden

Knut Ove Arntzen (No) Per Ananiassen (No)  

Rickard Borgström (Fi/Se)  Arne Skaug Olsen (No)


Daniel AlmgrenRecén (Se)   Lina Berglund (Se)   Azra Halilovic (No)
David Lamignan Larsen (No)  Hans Rosenström (Fi)  
Und er libet- Anna Mari Karvonen, Heidi Lind, Masi Tiitta (Fi)
Dölsie- Sara Mathiasson, Sofia Restorp (Se)
Jacques Ranciére (Fr) Mårten Spångberg (Se)
Additional program:
D.O.R- Sverre Gullesen, Steinar H Kristensen, Kristian Øverland Dahl
Kvartzkompaniet (No)  Erkka Nissinen (Fi)  Erik Pirolt (No)  SkRR
Kollektivet (No)

Production: PERFORM- A Nordic Workshop Platform
Co- Production: Teaterhuset Avant Garden
Support: Arts Council Norway, Arkivsenteret, FRAME- Finnish Fund for
Art Exchange,
Helsinki Kaupunki, HIAP- Helsinki International Artists- In- Residence
Program, Nordic Culture Point Mobility, SkRR Kollektivet with Klubb
Kanin & Teks, The City of Trondheim, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee
International Dance

//Rickard Borgström//
+47 47868901
rickard.borgstrom at gmail.com

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