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Subject of Icons

Subject of Icons by tg.performance.ritual is a crossover project created in the Paulus church in Oslo as a meeting point for Gregorian song, improvised and newly composed organ music, percussion in dialogue with text, video and dance in the room. Tone Gellein was artistic leader and project director.


(Objekt ID 2139)
Object type Production
Premiere 2001
Produced by
Audience Youth, Adults (from 13)
Keywords Video, Dance, Performance, Concert
Running period 2001  

Subject of Icons by tg.performance.ritual was made in 2001 in the Paulus Church in Oslo and it was also performed in the Gamlebyen Church during the middle age music festival Olsok Middelaldermusikkfestival in July 2002. The latter was presented in processed form and adapted to the architecture in the church room, under the title of Urban Medieval.


The Norwegian Association of Performing Arts/NAPA, 20.12.2010, http://www.danseogteatersentrum.no/sck/members.shtml?lang=nor&sam=&cat=&gen=&cou=&cri=tg%20performance%20ritual%20&aid=113&prid=1&act=prod

tg performance ritual, 20.12.2010, http://www.tonegellein.com/index.php?/project/archives/

Contributors (19)
Name Role
Tone Gellein – Text
Tone Gellein – Concept/Idea
Hege Gabrielsen – Direction
Tone Gellein – Direction
Norman Douglas – Choreography
Tone Gellein – Choreography
Gro Siri Johansen – Music
Luis Landa-Schreitt – Music (perkusjon)
Wolfgang Plagge – Music
Tone Myskja – Video/Film
Tone Gellein – Dancer
Gro Siri Johansen – Performer
Luis Landa-Schreitt – Performer
Loutchia Nigohossian – Performer
Sandrah Silvio – Performer
Wolfgang Plagge – Musician (orgel)
Gro Siri Johansen – Singer
Loutchia Nigohossian – Singer
Sandrah Silvio – Singer
Performance dates
2001 Worldwide premiere
Press coverage

"Gellein has provided something new to the concert expression, increasing gradually throughout the past few years, by initiating this collaboration. In a crossover between urban contemporary, movements from sacred/ritual dances and postmodern examinations the way of Meg Stuart."

Toril Braathen