When they come for me

Performance: DansiS, Rogaland Open stage april 2019.

Video:  April 2020

Dancers: Ingrid Langsund Tengesdal, Marthe Aspaas, Jøran Ravndal and Ann Kathrin Granhus

Choreography and concept: Ann Kathrin Granhus

Music: “when they come for me” by Linkin Park


we got some feedback and comments after the viewing May 2019. Best one was to my very sett material and physical aprroach:“why not dance?” And I would love to re-visit this work. Now for a group of younger adults to perform it, with cool light design and smoke effects. Seeing the work as I imagined.


Linkin Park was one of my favorite bands in 2018-2019. Listening more than 100 hours on only Spotify in 2018. Due to the loss of Dad feb 18, I among things, found some comfort in their music.


The year before, 2017  the band lost their front singer Chester Bennington. Band member Mike Shinoda started to create a new albume “Post Traumatic”. An album going from dark to light and allowing to feel all different sensations that can arrise in such situation, for him, loss of one of his best friends and the uncertain future of a band he had worked 20 years on. I could relate to a lot in the music going thought my own greifving process, and I found the music so good as well!

So I went to two concerts with Mike Shinoda:  Stockholm in 2018, and London in 2019.


In this process of listening so much to their music, I got intrigued to learn more background to their work. So I did video and writing research about how Linkin Park and Mike Shinoda made their albums. Watching a lot of videos and interviews of what was LP starting points with 7 albums so different from each other.  I got intrigued about how they always seem to reinvent themselves and I could relate to their approach to their creation process. Drawing lines towards my own. Always looking for something new angle towards their craft, an endless exploration, yet holding a high standards in their projects. This band inspired me. See project “the upside” for another artist that has inspired me. 


Here are two playlists on Spotify I created with personal favourites. from that time in 2018-2019:




All this music research came to the point where I felt the urge to create a choreography on one of their songs. I improvised to several, until I landed on when they come for me from their 2010 album A Thousand Suns. Having really cool beats, this song got me. My own post traumatic life  2018-spring 2019 also had a lot of challenges. So creating a “catch me if you can but then I will be way ahead anyway” kind of choreography felt right.

Part of the presentation at DansiS, May 2019


Is mostly sett material made by me. The work is only 6 min,  but it hard both physical, technical and stamina ways. Through testing, trying, defining and teaching the materialt to the others professionals in a set performative context, I understood my physical language better too. I like that physical language can be a huge research, startingpoint and inspiration for a creation. You also  learn to know yourself better as a choreographer, an inspiration for this focus would be for me the choreographer Hofesh Scheter.

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NOT PERFORMING IN 2020, that became a video:

We where supposed to perform this work in an urban open stage in Sandnes april 2020. To work further on the creation, and get proper light and smoke effects. That did not happen.  I then gave the dancers and myself another task, to work on the task “boredom” towards a wall. The work was done august 2020.  This video is part of my solo research  about boredom “when all you have is a wall”.

Thank you so much Ingrid, Marte and Jøran for joining and helping me getting these creations into the world <3

A video about boredom, that came out of not performing a piece we where supposed to perform april 2020.

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