Skakk, skjev, falsk og forkjær

The world consists of infinite fragments, stones, timbers, people, cells, atoms whirling around each other and swap places.

Which of all these passages and locations do we provide value? Where arises recognition and a sense of purpose? What happens when they collide and crash into each other?

In Skakk, Skjev, Falsk og Forkjær four dancers examines a scale consisting of 20 movements that matches Valens 2. string quartet.

The musical and dancing quartet assembled in space and time. Here they meet, pass each other, support each other, and tangent to override each other in the same manner as Valens 12-tone-themed music and dancers movement scale entangled and runs through each their individual paths.

The title is taken from a newspaper review of Valens music by a conservative and unnamed reviewer. 

Consert 20. november – Bystyresalen, Haugesund Rådhus.
First performed: 16. april 2016 – Haugesund Billedgalleri

Choreography: Ingeleiv Berstad

Dancers: Oda Østenstad Fjell, Ingeborg Haakonsholm, Rikke Westerlund Lie, and Ida Cathrin Utvik.

String quartet Fragaria Vesca: Tor Johan Bøen, Per Kristian Skaldstad, Benedicte Royer, and Benjamin Lund Tomter.