Dans 1993 Bergen
Dans 1993 Bergen preceded Oktoberdans.
The festival was produced in collaboration between BIT Teatergarasjen, Riss Dansekompani and New Carte Blanche, arrranging the festival as part of Year of Dance.
Information(Objekt ID 25095)
|Established||January 1, 1993 (closed December 31, 1993)|
Dans 1993 Bergen consisted of four parts. One was composed by dance productions, one was a dance video festival, then a symposium and a festival café.
The dance video festival consisted of thirteen movies, selected by Bruno Verbergt, Dena Davida and Sven Åge Birkeland.
In the lecture Nødvendigheten av video? (literally: The necessity of video?) the art historian Chris Dereon drew the attention to a lecture from ten years prior, titled Nødvendigheten av video! (literally: The necessity of video!). In particular he criticised the development within the genre of dance video the last decade, as more kitsch than art. The program during the dance video festival 1993 aimed to take a closer look at the genre of dance video there and then.
The symposium was arranged in collaboration with the institute for theatre studies at The University of Bergen. The headline was: Ny Dans - Marginal Dans? (literally: New Dance – Marginal Dance?). The advisory coordinator was Knut Ove Arntzen. The symposium was composed of different lecturer, panel and plenary debates.
The festival café was open every evening at BIT Teatergarasjen, offering different concerts and a daily text about absurdity and madness. The texts were written by Carlos Wiggen and presented by Stig Werner Moe.
Program: Dans 1993 Bergen (literally: Dance 1993 Bergen), 1993, BIT Teatergarasjen
Program: Dansevideofestival 1993 (literally: Dance Video Festival 1993), 1993, BIT Teatergarasejen
Program: Festivalkafe (literally: Festival café), 1993, BIT Teatergarasjen