Premiére date11 Nov. 1996
Produced byBaktruppen
ExpressionsContemporary dance, Performance
Running period11 Nov. 1996  —  16 Nov. 1996

About Very

Very was a dance production by Baktruppen. At the time Baktruppen called itself THE BAR. Very was part of the preparation for Baktruppen's production Good Good Very Good (1996).

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At the flier for Very the following is written:

"Hong Kong intrigen (literally: The Hong Kong intrigue).

Hodet er en hemsko når det skiller
Ondt fra Godt og Godt fra Ondt men nå
Nyter vi å se med andre briller:
Godt gjør Ondt for den som lar seg flå.

Kors på halsen mor og far i døden -
Ondt gjør Godt for den som har god råd.
Nytelsen er, inntil du mister gløden,
God som gull, og bedre enn brødføden.

(literally: Head is a hindrance when it's splitting
Evil from Good and Good from Evil but now
we enjoy to look through other glasses:
Good makes Evil for who lets himself/herself be skinned.

Cross your heart (Sceneweb's comment: a direct translation would be Cross on the throat, but this is the equivalent to the rhyme's Cross your heart), hope to die (Sceneweb's comment: Literally, mother and father in death, but again, the Norwegian equivalent to the words used in the rhyme)
Evil does Good for who is well off.
Enjoyment is, until you lose the glow,
Good as gold and better than feeding on bread.


The Ekeberg Restaurant, Oslo July 1 1996: After 10 years as BAK-truppen - and to the day one year prior to China's takeover of Hong Kong - BAK-truppen changed its name into THE BAR.

The autumn of 95 BAK-truppen went to Hong Kong to collect material for the project Good Good Very Good. During the past year the company has processed this material. Musically during Oslo Rock Festival with the concert Good, and textually during the book fair of Oslo: Good.

In Bergen dance is the focus. THE BAR produces new movements, and the result is performed at Otto Plonk as the dance performance Very.

After the dance performance at Otto Plonk the work with the exhibition Good continues in the gallery Galleri Struts in Oslo in December. The final production Good Good Very Good will be produced next year. This will be performed in Bergen and the rest of the world the summer of 1997."


The archive of Baktruppen, donated by Baktruppen.04.03.2011