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.

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(Objekt ID 25095)
Object type Organization
Organization type Festival
Main focus Dance
Established January 1, 1993 (closed December 31, 1993)

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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.

Sources:

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

Performance dates
Title Premiere
Oh, sisters – September 12, 1993 – Helsinki Festival, Tanssiteatteri Minimi
Hansakvartetten – September 12, 1993 – Hansakvartetten
Svarte striper* (Black Stripes) – September 12, 1993 – Riss Dansekompani, Introdans
Oh, sisters – September 11, 1993 – Helsinki Festival, Tanssiteatteri Minimi
The Tranceplants – September 11, 1993
Svarte striper* (Black Stripes) – September 11, 1993 – Riss Dansekompani, Introdans
Deepdance Rave 93 – September 10, 1993
Vev (Weave) – September 10, 1993 – Carte Blanche
Smålongeren – September 10, 1993 – Riss Dansekompani
Postens Damekor – September 9, 1993
Vev (Weave) – September 9, 1993 – Carte Blanche
Elefantmusikken – September 8, 1993 – Stiftelsen Thomas Ryer
I believe that if I act upon the dimensions of time it will be difficult to find myself at the place where I am expected to be – September 8, 1993
Vev (Weave) – September 8, 1993 – Carte Blanche
Patios – September 8, 1993
Elefantmusikken – September 7, 1993 – Stiftelsen Thomas Ryer
I believe that if I act upon the dimensions of time it will be difficult to find myself at the place where I am expected to be – September 7, 1993
Patios – September 7, 1993
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