Sommerszene 2023

Ingrid Berger Myhre (NOR) | Lasse Passage (NOR)

Panflutes and Paperwork

  • SZENE Salzburg
©  Istan Virag
© Istan Virag

Ingrid Bergher Myhre will not be showing her current stage play Spelling Spectacle as planned, but her duet Panflutes and Paperwork.

What does “dancing to music” really mean? And how do you create music for dance? In this duet, Ingrid Berger Myhre and Lasse Passage playfully examine the relationships between dance and music, using scores as tools to uphold structure over skill, method over indulgence. The title of their duet alludes to the contrast between the wet and the dry: Panflutes, on the one hand, are playful and passionate, Paperwork, on the other, refers to notation and sounds bureaucratic. The tensions between these states play well with tired conventions in the famous choreographer-composer constellation. With both tools at hand, Ingrid and Lasse invent games that re-negotiate their rule.

The Norwegian artist Ingrid Berger Myhre, who is currently associated with the EU network apap, performs in Salzburg for the first time. The choreographer and performer, currently based in Brussels, started out studying modern dance at Amsterdam School of the Arts, and worked as a freelance dancer in the independent scene in the Netherlands and abroad in the following years, before she pursued her interest in choreography. Her previous works have been distinguished by their subtle humour, intelligently arranged texts, their sensual relationship with objects and a precise sense of rhythm.

Composer and recording artist Lasse Passage started studying composition at Griegakademiet in Bergen and went on to complete a BA in Sonology from the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. His work is coloured by his background from the electroacoustics, his work as a songwriter – and the symbiosis of these influences. He has been a central feature in the Norwegian performance art scene the last 5 years with his innovative approach to composition and curiousity for the performative aspect of live music.

Text passages in English.

Performance: Ingrid Berger Myhre and Lasse Passage
Music: Lasse Passage and Ingrid Berger Myhre
Light: Edwin van Steenbergen
Space: Alex Zakkas
Advice: Merel Heering, Alex Zakkas
Funded by Arts Council Norway
Co-production: Dansateliers Rotterdam, Black Box Teater, CSC Bassano Del Grappa, WP Zimmer
Supported by P.A.R.T.S., Rimi/Imir Senter for Scenekunst, Moving Futures Festival, FPK Nieuwe Makers Regeling.

With the support of apap – Feminist Futures 2020–2024, cofinanced by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

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