A Circle within a Spiral

A Circle within a Spiral is a dance production for youth by Dans & Toner. Three different contemporary choreographers have collaborated with a composer in interpreting each their stage of life; childhood, youth, adult life.

When do we stop being children? Do we ever really grow up? Are we always underway? Or does everything just go in circles?


(Objekt ID 2148)
Object type Production
Premiere 2003
Produced by Dans & Toner
In collaboration with The National Touring Network for the Performing Arts (NTNPA)
Audience Youth (from 12 to 18)
Audience size 1776
Number of events 16
Keywords Dance, Performance for youth
Running period 2003  
Duration 45 minutes
Website dans & toner

Requirements to venue

Blackout Yes
Rigging time 90 minutes
Downrigging time 45 minutes

At the webpage of Dans & Toner the following, among other things, is written about A Circle within a Spiral:

"Three different contemporary choreographers have created each their part of a story. The choreographies range from the absurd to the lyrical. They do not end, but transform into one another, and merge into a unit. The musical expression, developed throughout collaboration between the choreographer and composer, range from the classical and melodic to modern rhythms. This is how we present a story told by three "narrators" with one "colourist".  The spiral represents the human search for knowledge, meaning and consciousness. The circle represents time, the circle of life. The symbolism is further examined in three ballets dealing with the life phases of childhood, youth and adult life."

Supported by: Arts Council Norway, The Fund for Performing Artists.


Dans & Toner, dansogtoner.no, 16.08.2012, http://www.dansogtoner.no/Circle.htm

Contributors (10)
Name Role
Lise Ferner – Choreography
Terje Tjøme Mossige – Choreography
Hege Tvedt – Choreography
Peter Lodwick – Composer
Nina Braathen – Dancer
Guro Rimeslåtten – Dancer
Christer Tornell – Dancer
Peter Lodwick – Musician
Marit Krogeide – Producer
Peter Lodwick – Producer
Performance dates
2003 – Worldwide premiere