Magenta was the company’s first main production and premiered at Festiviteten in Haugesund on 19 October 2011. The performance was a mixed bill with four different pieces. This was a very strong wish from our founder Anne Jorunn Salhus when we started Kompani Haugesund: to show our diversity, both as dancers and creators. Every choreographer this evening was from the company.

I’ll tell you all about the things you want

Do you kick upwards, downwards, do you scream instead of talking or have you discovered how much attention you can get from just whining in a corner? Do you collect information or nice shoes? Are you with me? Its only the struggle for existence, my dear friend.

Choreography: Ingeleiv Berstad
Dancers: Linn Hoftun, Ingeborg Beate D. Jønsson, Rikke Westerlund Lie, Katja Henriksen Schia
Music: Sägor & swing / Freshard / I. B.
Scenography: Ingeleiv Berstad, Erling Berstad
Lighting design: Paul Vidar Sævarang


She learns as she goes, and the freedom gives her the space to create, play, and daydream. She doesn’t feel loneliness, even though she lacks company.

Choreography: Nuri Ribera Anfinsen
Dancers: Hilde Bjørnebøle, Eirik Folkedal, Martin Grainger Hammer, Iselin Flatebø Hovland,
Elisabeth Sannes, Ida Cathrin Utvik
Music: Johann Sebastian Bach and Kitchen orchestra with Pål Jackman
Sound mix: Lars Eirik Støle
Costumes: Lillian Hansen
Lighting design: Paul Vidar Sævarang

Magenta Photo Kathrine Wegner Skjølingstad


What offers do you get? Which one do you choose to follow?

World premiere at “Festival visioni di (p)arte” Bari, Italiy 2010
Choreography/dancers: Eva Grainger, Rikke Westerlund Lie, Katja Henriksen Schia
Sound design: Simon Næsse
Lighting design: Paul Vidar Sævarang

Another hundred people

Choreography: Solveig Andsnes.
Dancers: Hilde Bjørnebøle, Eva Grainger, Linn Hoftun, Iselin Flatebø Hovland, Ingeborg Beate D. Jønsson, Rikke Westerlund Lie, Elisabeth Sannes, Ingebjørg Sjøvoll, Ida Cathrin Utvik.
Sound design: Live Dj Ristevik Rune Andre Ristesund
Music: Røyksopp and Hilde Marie Kjersem
Lighting design: Paul Vidar Sævarang.

Magenta Photo Simon Næsse

The production was supported by:  Art Council Norway, Fond for utøvende kunstnere, Rogaland fylkeskommune, Haugesund Sparebank, Festiviteten, Ginungagap, Eidesvik, Kultur og Festivalutvikling Haugesund kommune, Karmøy kommune, Tysvær kommune, Sveio kommune, Reidar O. Dommersnes, and Haakon Nordvik

Solveig Andsnes


Nuri Ribera Anfinsen


Ingeleiv Berstad


Hilde Bjørnebøle


Eirik Folkedal


Eva Grainger

Choreographer, Dancer

Martin Grainger Hammer


Linn Hoftun


Iselin Flatebø Hovland


Ingeborg Beate Dahlstrøm Jønsson

Producer, Dancer

Rikke Westerlund Lie

Choreographer, dancer

Katja Henriksen Schia

Choreographer, dancer (guest artist)

Ingebjørg Sjøvoll


Ida Cathrin Utvik