Yes. I go over to the dogs
Yes. I go over to the dogs (1987) was a production by Baktruppen. Yes. I go over to the dogs sprang out from two books by Jens Bjørneboe: Moment of Freedom and Without a Stitch.
Yes. I go over to the dogs was the first production by Baktruppen.
In agreement with Jens Bjørneboe's literary estate, Yes. I go over to the dogs was performed as a closed performance.
Information(Objekt ID 10288)
|Premiere||August 28, 1987|
|Based on||Uten en tråd by Jens Bjørneboe; Moment of Freedom by Jens Bjørneboe|
|Number of events||15|
|Expressions||Performance, Theatre, Post-dramatic theatre, Multidisciplinary|
|Running period||August 28, 1987 — September 25, 1987|
|Duration||3h 30 min (with two intervals)|
Requirements to venue
Yes. I go over to the dogs by Baktruppen was based partly on Moment of Freedom, which is a philosophical novel about freedom and violence through history of humankind and the pornographic novel Without a Stitch, both by Jens Bjørneboe.
Yes. I go over to the dogs was performed in three different areas in a 100 meter long tunnel, a shelter room underneath the park Nygårdsparken in Bergen. The events took place in Norway during the 1980es. After the death of democracy freedom was presented as consciousness regarding death and sexual enjoyment. Confrontation was made in six different directions. The production had a certain rawness and the expression was very physical.
Due to an agreement with the executors of Jens Bjørneboe’s literary estate, Yes. I go over to the dogs was performed as closed performances.
A record single was launched in Berlin in 1988.
Yes. I go over to the dogs was supported by the municipality of Bergen, Arts Council Norway, The Fund for Performing Artists and the Ministry of Culture and Science.
Baktruppen, 31.12.2010, http://www.baktruppen.org
Knut Ove Arntzen and Camilla Eeg-Tverbakk, ed. (2009). Performance art by Baktruppen. First part. Oslo: published by the publishing house Kontur forlag
|Jens Bjørneboe||– Text|
|Øyvind Berg||– Adapted by|
|Tone Avenstroup||– Direction|
|Øyvind Berg||– Direction|
|Jørgen Knudsen||– Composition|
|Jørgen Knudsen||– Music|
|Tone Avenstroup||– Dramaturge|
|Worm Winther||– Stage design|
|Anne Stine Bankrøed-Nielsen||– Costume|
|Dorthe Mowinckel Keyser||– Costume|
|Ketil Berge||– Actor (Gutt fra kalkutten, Filmregissør Bård Kvina)|
|Hans Petter Melø Dahl||– Actor (Gutt fra kalkutten, Skuespiller Fred Vik)|
|Rolf Eriksen||– Actor (Gutt fra kalkutten, Samfunnsviter Truls Knausen)|
|Anne Tone Lindsholm||– Actor (Barbert pike, Lyriker og kommende tekstforfatter Charlotte Sommer)|
|Gurå Mathiesen||– Actor (Barbert pike, Tekstilkunstner Oda Løken)|
|Jarle Rui Aadna||– Actor (Gutt fra kalkutten, Bassisten i "Svart blod" Raymond Røst)|
|Robert Heggdal||– Musician|
|Anne Gro Innstrand||– Musician|
|Jørgen Knudsen||– Musician|
|Rolv Bergesen||– Producer|
|Ingvild Holm||– Producer|
|Gry Nøstdahl||– Producer|
|Bergen International Theatre Festival/BIT||August 28, 1987|
Knut Olav Åmås, 29.08.87, Bergens Tidende (anmeldelse):
"Yes. I go over to the dogs is the theatre festival's largest and most ambitious production. The production has three parts. The first part is an exploration of forms, a post-modernist tableau theatre not capable of providing a solution to the conflicts of the piece: 'I want to reconcile with the world' and 'I want a happier sexual life'."