Peer Gynt No. 371

Peer Gynt no. 371 (2005) was a dance production by Øyvind Jørgensen Productions in collaboration with The Norwegian Touring Theatre, inspired by Henrik Ibsen's Peer Gynt. The opening took place at Black Box Teater, Oslo.

Øyvind Jørgensen choreographed it.

The role of Peer was shared by three dancers: Sittibancha Bamphen, Nils Jakob Johannesen and Biniam Yhidego, also known as Biniam A. Gezai.

The production focused on the main character 'Peer' in an abstract dance version. The performance showed the young, the middle-aged and the elder Peer.

Information

(Objekt ID 1729)
Object type Production
Premiere September 29, 2004
Produced by Øyvind Jørgensen Productions
Coproducers The Norwegian Touring Theatre (Riksteatret)
In collaboration with The Norwegian Touring Theatre (Riksteatret)
Based on Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen
Audience Youth, Adults (from 15)
Number of events 46
Language Norwegian
Expressions Dance, Theatre, Contemporary dance, Butoh
Running period September 29, 2004  —  2006
Duration 60 minutes
Website Øyvind Jørgensen Produksjoner

Requirements to venue

Minimum stage width 10m
Maximum stage width 12m
Minimum stage depth 10m
Minimum stage height 4m
Lights requirements Please contact the group
Audio requirements Brought with
Blackout Yes
Rigging time 120 minutes
Downrigging time 60 minutes
Other Floor must be recently cleaned, not concrete, no splinters and a clean surface. We do not use dance mats.
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At the outer level, Peer Gynt is about dreams and ambitions meeting the 'real' world. Peer grows up in a small community where he fails to find his place, never becoming a part of society. This leads to him never to be taken seriously by the others.

At a deeper level, "Peer Gynt" is about spiritual dimensions connected to finding one's identity and one's place in a greater context, the search for a meaning and finally, the realisation of one self.

In Peer Gynt nr. 371, Peer was played by dancers Sittibancha Bampen, Nils Jakob Johannesen and Biniam Yhidego (also known as Biniam A. Gezai), with origins in Asia, Europe and Asia.

Peer Gynt no. 371 was produced by Øyvind Jørgensen Productions and Riksteateret, and was funded by The Cultural Rucksack, The Audio Visual Fund and The Fund for Performing Artists.

SOURCES:

The National Library of Norway, performance program transferred to Sceneweb 21.10.2015

Øyvind Jørgensen, ojprod.com, 01.08.2010, http://www.ojprod.com/prod_04-05/peergynt/merinfo.html

Performance dates
March 25, 2006Hovedscenen
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– Tour Premiere
September 29, 2004Store scene Black Box Teater (Marstrandgata) , CODA – Opening night
Festivals
CODA September 29, 2004
Press coverage

Marit Strømmen, Verdens Gang 30.09.2004:

"With the flexibility of the wild buck-ride the dancers from three continents jump playfully easy over Peer Gynt’s monopoly of Norwegian-ness."

Camilla Eeg, Dagbladet 01.10.2004:

"In the production no. 371 in the line of interpretation of (Peer) Gynt, Jørgensen scratches in the Norwegian identity. By presenting one character through three persons he focuses on the human being Peer as a many-faceted and hybrid individual."