THIS IS NOW
In this magical piece Christopher Arouni assumes a metaphorical reference from Leonardo da Vinci’s painting The Last Supper. Who is who? Who is the guilty one? Who invited all these people?
Working with movement as the basic tool of expression, Arouni explores the concepts of time and perception with a clear and sensitive focus on the details in the singular movement as well as on the music and lighting. His work has been hailed as sensitive, explosive, detailed and highly aesthetic.
Choreography: Christopher Arouni
Dancers: Hilde Bjørnebøle, Jon Filip Fahlstrøm (guest artist), Eirik Folkedal, Eva Grainger, Ingeborg Haakonsholm, Linn Hoftun, Merete Hersvik (RAS 2015)
Lighting design: Martin Myrvold
Sound design: Bergmund Waal Skaslien
Costume: Lillian Baur
Scenographer: Carl Nilssen-Love
Produced by: Kompani Haugesund
Co-produced by: Festiviteten Haugesund and Haugesund Theatre
Art Council Norway , Fond for utøvende kunstnere , Fond for Lyd og Bilde , Rogaland fylkeskommune, Festiviteten, Kultur og Festivalutvikling Haugesund kommune, Tysvær Kommune, Karmøy Kommune, Eidesvik AS and Haugesund Sparebank.
MONO is a turquoise live cartoon filled with figures meeting their own chaos. The performance is a paradoxical research in variation, multiplicity and virtuosity. The physical language can be associated with cartoons, ideas about the hero and the antihero, to different political, cultural and historical symbols and gestures, while also using various dance techniques.
”We zap through images, we are a chaos of scenarios and situations, we are run by will and instinct, we are run by moods and music, we are ideas and ideologies, we are the cracking hero, we are the blurred reality, we are the absurd fantasy, we are volatile, we are insanity, we are loneliness, we fail, we are human and inhuman, we are old and new ideals, we are monuments, we are symbols, we die, we are outdated, we get new meaning, we are meaningless, we are merciless, we are conflict, we are a caricature, we are funny, we are serious, we have no answers, we have no conclusion.”
Choreography: Mia Habib
Dancers: Nuri Ribera Anfinsen, Jon Filip Fahlstrøm (guest artist), Eva Grainger, Ingeborg Haakonsholm and Eirik Folkedal.
Musicians: Anne Lise Frøkedal, Ørjan Haaland, Simon Næsse and Linn Frøkedal (RAS and Aerowaves Spring Forward 2014 )
Lighting designer: Ingeborg Olerud
Scenography and costume: Olav Myrtvedt
Scenography assistant: Njål Lunde
Executive producer: Eva Grainger
Documentation: Petter Misje
Produced by: Kompani Haugesund
Co-produced by: Festiviteten Haugesund and Haugesund Theatre.
Supported by: Arts Council Norway , Fond for utøvende kunstnere , Fond for Lyd og Bilde, Rogaland fylkeskommune, Kultur og Festivalutvikling Haugesund kommune, Tysvær Kommune, Karmøy Kommune , Eidesvik AS, Haugesund Sparebank and Laastad
Festiviteten Haugesund 23.01.2014.
Bømlo Theatre, Tysvær Kulturhus , RAS Sandnes 2014
Aerowaves Spring Forward 19. April 2015 – Barcelona
Flora Theatre Festival 13.-15. May 2016 – Olomouc.