Made in Værdaln

Project- leader, choreographer and dancer: Ann Kathrin Røsvik Granhus

Co producing and co-creating dancer: Julie Schartum Dokken

Performances: 1) KGB dans & ballett Oslo 19th.des 23 2) DansiT – Koreografisk senter Trondheim 14th of Jan 24. 3) PS:Dans , Hamar 5th of june 24, 4)  Lager 11 , September 24, Trondheim.

Project founding: Trøndelag Fylkeskommune, DansiT

Thank you to: Kirkenær Balletskole, KGB avdeling CC Vest, Verdal Kulturskole and Huldance for rehearsal space. Also thanks to everyone helping on marketing, tech, photo and film, and the audience for wonderful words on the content!

MIV – “A series of shorter stories”

 

WRITTEN FEEDBACK:

«We really enjoyed ourselves. I liked how you managed to add some humoristic elements that felt natural “ – audience at DansiT

“It was so exiting to watch. Really nice pieces you have made!”  audience at KGB

“It was a very beautiful performance that resonates a lot with things I go and think about these days”Audience at DansiT

 


THE SHOW:

The main focus and thematics is on interpersonal relationships and communication. Some works are reaction or taken inspiration from the pandemic and personal events in recent years, but there are other artistic interests involved as well.

In the contact improvisation duet E du me mæ?  I explore how far can we humans get if we listen, see each other and work together? While in the dance theatre solos Knuter and Fire Away, you get to experience the more painful and vulnerable sides of people’s emotional register. Triggered by not being seen, ignored, rejected, ghosted ++. Trying to stretch in many directions, but getting little in return. The solos are looking for answers and where you stand with yourself to move forward when life gets challenging.

And if everything goes wrong, and the goals and dreams you have seem far away, you feel discouraged….we still have those small and good moments in everyday life that we can seek out and create ourselves to lift ourselves up. Shown through the duet The Joys of Everyday life (Hverdagsgleder )


BACKGROUND:

Made in Værdaln –  Is a contemporary dance performance consisting of various works I have created 21-todays date, that have all been developed and/or performed in Verdal, north of Trøndelag in recent years. In this show, audience outside of Verdal gets some insight into my artistry, areas of interest and recent explorations last years. MiV is a varied dance experience, with elements of theater, song, acrobatics and dance on video (full version) . All creations are new/or developed from the previous dance-shows in Verdal: 19-21 i bevegelse and Veikryss

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PERFORMANCES:

1. KGB CC Vest:  Oslo 19.des 23:
Fb event: https://fb.me/e/2uK4BqMrB
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Tech:  The Dancers – sound and some light, Ingrid Sørensen – video and photo.
Content:

Trøstedans  By Ak, performed by Julie.
Knute(r)By and with Ann Kathrin.
Hverdagsgleder By and with Ann Kathrin and  Eirin Rogdaberg Skimmeli.
E du me mæ?By and with Ann Kathrin and Julie.


2.  DansiT: Trondheim 14th of Jan 24.
The same creations as KGB, but with light design. Julie takes over Eirins role in Hverdagsgleder.
FB event: https://fb.me/e/1J2K8YCjC
Tech: Lorents Ryan – sound and light, Rune Aasen – video and photo.
Event at DansiT:
Made in Værdaln -Granhus og Dokken (NO) DansiT
Event in English:Made in Værdaln Granhus og Dokken (NO) DansiT


3. PS dans Basement: Hamar 5th of June 24. (event info comming)


4. Lager 11: Trondheim, 14th of September 24 ( event info comming)

PICTURES FROM THE VIEWINGS:

A REACTION TO THE WORKING FIELD

This show came together from several reasons. One of them is my experiences of high competition to show shorter creations in dance platforms in other parts of the country (Trøndelag does not have one yet).  Often artists from that other area get chosen. Then we dance artists often have to create our own performance platforms as well as the creations. Like I did with my shows in Verdal. 

FINDING INTEREST IN A MULTIBILL

The years after the pandemic (20-23) I  had interest in developing several shorter creations.  Due to I have several creating and dancing interest. Exploring different directions also kept me interested with my profession. From my previous shows in Verdal and KGB Oslo, I got feedback that the audience also likes this format. Something for everyone to like in a variated evening. The feedback fueled my interest for continuing this show format.

 

TARGET GROUPS

Like the previous shows in Verdal, I wish with this show to reach a variated group of people. Especially people who have not seen much contemporary dance before and want to experience what it is and can be. Here I hope they find a creation that speak to them yet also maybe find interest in the others. I hope my show can help them come back to see another contemporary dance show. 

To reach these people, I wish this show to among things be performed in venues who has a variated artistic program. I have a deal with a performance space in Trondheim for autumn 24.  I am writing and working hard with the founding to make it happen. 

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Want to know more?

If you are interested in this project, feel free to contact me.