Dance for You

Dance for You by Dans & Toner (1993) was a music and dance concept for youth.

At the webpage of Dans & Toner the following, among other things, is written about Dance for You:

"Dance for You, until now seen by more than 50 000 young people, is a 'concept performance': By that we mean that it is continuously changing - a 'live' performance in the double meaning of the term. The frame is stable, but the choreographies and music within the frame change according to contemporary themes.

Today's version emphasises the theme 'identity'. So this version of the production is different from the one we performed four years ago. The basic idea is to convey dance as an artistic expression to especially composed music with different dance styles. (…)

The composer is the piece's 'maestro', using humour and joy in the interaction with the audience. He improvises a musical piece onsite, based on four notes given him by the audience."

Information

(Objekt ID 2348)
Object type Production
Premiere 1993
Produced by Dans & Toner
In collaboration with Brageteatret, Concerts Norway, The Norwegian Touring Theatre (Riksteatret)
Based on Ilt er at fljuga fjadralaus by Peter Lodwick, Terje Tjøme Mossige; Masken 2 by Peter Lodwick, Christer Tornell; Masken by Peter Lodwick, Bjørnar Westbye Pedersen; Cyclus by Peter Lodwick, Brynjar Åbel Bandlien; En kvinne av i dag by Peter Lodwick, Merete Lingjærde; Dobbeltgjengeren by Peter Lodwick, Marit Krogeide; Lekende ynde by Peter Lodwick, Dinna Bjørn; Lady of the night by Peter Lodwick, Toni Ferraz; Møte by Peter Lodwick, Toni Herlofson
Audience Youth, Children (from 10)
Audience size 51402
Number of events 403
Expressions Dance, Musical theatre, Performance for youth, Performance for children
Running period 1993  —  2006
Duration 40 minutes
Website dans & toner

Requirements to venue

Minimum stage width 8m
Maximum stage width 10m
Minimum stage depth 8m
Maximum stage depth 10m
Minimum stage height 4m
Maximum stage height 4m
Rigging time 90 minutes
Downrigging time 30 minutes
Audience 130
More

Dance for You by Dans & Toner toured with Concerts Norway and The Norwegian Touring Theatre among others, during the time of 1993-2006.

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

Sources:

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

E-mail from Marit Krogeide, 14.08.2012

Performance dates
2001 – New opening
2000 – New opening
1997 – New opening
1996 – New opening
1993 – Worldwide premiere
Press coverage

Bjørg Irene Hovde, date unknown, Romsdals Budstikke:
"They conveyed joy, love, passion, frustration, vulnerability and strength. All through dance and music. An impressive, humorous performance giving something to each and every one with its playful concept, good dancers and a convincing Peter Lodwick."

Karianne Jensen, date unknown, Harstad Tidende [Harstad]:
"Beautiful music and enchanting dance from Dans & Toner!"

Åsgeir Størdal, date unknown, Drammens Tidende [Drammen]:
"Spellbound the school pupils! The trio from Dans & Toner spellbound the pupils of the upper secondary school of Åssiden. Not a sound in the auditorium during the performance. This was an expressive and direct performance, communicating with the audience."