I sitt eget selskap* (In one's own company)

I sitt eget selskap* (In one's own company) (2011) is a production made by Torgunn Productions and Akershus Theatre in collaboration.

Akershus Theatre refers to I sitt eget selskap as follows:

"A feast filled with beauty, madness and loneliness:

Surreal dance theatre to the beat of the five/eight time signature.

Five persons dressed for a party meets at a party. Which constellations are formed between five persons? And how will the unpredictable five/eight beat affect them?

Politeness slides into chaos to the sounds of glass breaking. Surreal images are interwoven, like a dream. In the middle of this chaos we meet the silent loneliness."

*Not yet translated into English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.

Information

(Objekt ID 24506)
Object type Production
Premiere Navember 18, 2010
Produced by Torgunn Productions
Coproducers Unge Viken Teater
Audience Youth, Adults
Audience size 6570
Number of events 37
Expressions Dance theatre
Running period Navember 18, 2010  —  Navember 10, 2011
Duration 45 minutes
Website Akershus Teater, Ksys, Torgunn Produksjoner

Requirements to venue

Minimum stage width 10m
Minimum stage depth 8m
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At the webpage of Torgunn Productions the following, among other things, is written about I sitt eget selskap* (In one's own company):

"The party starts in an educated manner, but eventually, as the night darkens, the surfaces crack and chaos threatens beneath the polished surface. Perhaps, after all, the conditions for beauty are just as good when the company splits and the glasses break? And who hasn't felt how bottomless loneliness can be - even when surrounded by people?

I sitt eget selskap is an expressive, musical and dream-like journey between surface and undercurrents, between the company and one. Dance theatre aiming to move, entertain and make its audience wonder."

I sitt eget selskap (2011) by Torgunn Productions and Akershus Theatre was supported by spenn.no, The Fund for Performing Artists and Arts Council Norway.

Sources:

Akershus Theatre, 24.11.2011, http://www.akershusteater.no/

Torgunn Productions, torgunnproduksjoner.com, 13.08.2012

*Not yet translated into English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.

Contributors
Name Role
Torgunn Wold Platzack – Choreography
Gisle Kverndokk – Composition
Silje Steinsvik – Stage design
Elise Kleiva Ugland – Costume
Norunn Standal – Light
Henriette Blakstad – Dancer
Lisbeth Sandnes Espeland – Dancer
Anders Sanzén – Dancer
Michael Sharman – Dancer
Martha Standal – Dancer
Gilda Stillbäck – Dancer
Ann Kristin Røder – Mask design
Bo Platzack – Technician
Anette Bylund – Producer
Performance dates
Navember 18, 2010Asker Kulturhus
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– Worldwide premiere