Klinsj* (Clinch)

Klinsj* (Clinch) (2011) was aproduction by Katja Brita Lindeberg.Clinch is a mixture of boxing and the logic of an anarchist clown. A production about a boxing clown who just wants to be loved.

*Not yet translated into English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.

Information

(Objekt ID 10829)
Object type Production
Premiere February 10, 2011
Produced by
Coproducers Rosendal Teater
Audience Youth, Adults (from 15)
Language Norwegian
Expressions Theatre, Clownery, Comedy
Running period February 10, 2011  
Website Katja Brita Lindeberg Produksjoner
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In the spring program 2011 of Avant Garden the following is said about the production Klinsj* (Clinch) by Katja Brita Lindeberg:

A clown is shut inside a boxing ring, ready for a match. Klinsj is Katja Lindeberg’s production for youth and adults about a boxing clown who most of all wants to be loved. In close interaction with the clown the musician Magnus Børmark plays with instruments, samplers and effects in creating a complex sound image accompanying the ongoing fight.

Klinsj is an honest and raw performance in which the symbolism and emotions of the sport of boxing express more battles than those fought with gloves. In the meeting between a brutal sport, the sensitivity, naiveté and playfulness of the clown, and society’s norms and expectations, several questions about the way we relate to each other are posed. This is a different clown performance which may turn the perceptions of what it means to be a clown upside-down. As a matter of fact, some say the reason clowns exist is to remind us what it means to be human."

Katja Lindeberg has worked professionally as a clown and an actress since 2007. Her previous productions have toured venues such as schools, kindergartens and refugee camps in Norway and Sweden. In Klinsj she collaborates with composer and musician Magnus Børmark, known from the bands 22 and Gåte.

Klinsj by Katja Brita Lindeberg was supported by Arts Council Norway, Spenn.no, The Audio Visual Fund, The Fund for Performing Artists, the county of Sør-Trøndelag and the Norwegian Ministry for Foreign Affairs/MFA (travel grant/performing arts).

Source: Spring program 2011, Avant Garden.

*Not yet translated into English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.

Contributors (14)
Name Role
Katja Brita Lindeberg – Concept/Idea
Ane Aass – Direction
Mari Flønes – Choreography
Magnus Børmark – Music
Örjan Wiklund – Stage design
Thale Kvam Olsen – Costume
Magnus Børmark – Sound design
Eirik Brenne Torsethaugen – Lighting design
Magnus Børmark – Performer
Katja Brita Lindeberg – Performer
Endre Forbord – Lighting technician
Tone R. Tronstad – Producer
Stine Kvam – Main producer
Katja Brita Lindeberg – Main producer
Performance dates
June 25, 2013 19:00 – Inderøy Kulturhus , Kortreist dansefestival – Show
April 13, 2013 22:00 – Tenda do Chapitô
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, Womans Clown Cycle – Show
April 13, 2013 22:00 – Tenda do Chapitô
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, Womans Clown Cycle – Show
April 12, 2013 22:00 – Tenda do Chapitô
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, Womans Clown Cycle – Show
April 5, 2013Det Andre Teatret – Show
April 4, 2013 18:30 – Det Andre Teatret – Show
February 23, 2013Teaterhuset Avant Garden – Show
February 22, 2013Teaterhuset Avant Garden – Show
January 18, 2013 14:00 – Black Hall , Different Theatre for Children – Show
December 1, 2012 19:30 – Theatersaal , Clownin – Show
Navember 12, 2012BIKS Dansesalen , scenic art expo norway – Show
October 28, 2012Sør-Varanger Kultursal , FeelGood Week – Show
February 13, 2011 19:00 – Teaterhuset Avant Garden – Show
February 12, 2011 19:00 – Teaterhuset Avant Garden – Show
February 11, 2011 19:00 – Teaterhuset Avant Garden – Show
February 10, 2011 19:00 – Teaterhuset Avant Garden – Worldwide premiere
Festivals (6)
Kortreist dansefestival June 25, 2013
Womans Clown Cycle April 12, 2013
Different Theatre for Children January 18, 2013
Clownin December 1, 2012
scenic art expo norway Navember 12, 2012
FeelGood Week October 28, 2012