This solo is about reaching out and trying, but not being met or cared about, and the feelings and sensations that can arise in such a situation. The creation is based on personal experiences in 2020- 2022, though I think many can relate to similar situations.
The music is called Trøstesang ( Supportive song) by Gjermund Larsen Trio. I find this song soothing and emotional strong, without any words. With that song as my backdrop I created a Trøstedans ( supportive dance).
I created a solo to capture the turmoil of the overwhelming situations and challenges I had and was in. I explored emotions and mind states , took some artistic choices and combined it all into a concrete product. I found it interesting to explore emotions and to have such a solo in my repertoire. This is the first time I have done that. I think then some of the work I did for this solo helped the process of Knute(r) where I take communicaton further thought different ways of expression ( voice, text, song, music and movement)
THE NAME OF THE SOLO:
Comes from several inspirations:
- The song “Fire Away” of Chris Stapleton. The song was also one of the inspirations to the choreography, through improvisation.
- A Norwegian translation of fire away – “fyr løs”. I rather want you to talk to me than ignore me.
- Last is a fire that inside that slowly goes away…
LOCAL ARTISTIC WORK:
The solo is created in Verdal, by a dancer from Verdal, situations in the solo happened here and the musician is from and living in the town too.
EXTRACTS FROM THE VIEWING AUGUST 21:
1 min rehearsal video from the solo, june 22 Amsterdam.