Alminnelig Olympia* (Ordinary Olympia)

Alminnelig Olympia* (Ordinary Olympia) is a dance production by Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt.

Alminnelig Olympia was made in 1993, a year after Ingun Bjørnsgaard had won the first Nordic Grand Prix, the Nordic choreographers' competition in contemporary dance.

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


(Objekt ID 25792)
Object type Production
Premiere January 30, 1993
Produced by Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt
Coproducers Kulturhuset in Stockholm, , BIT Teatergarasjen, , Ultima, , BIT20 Ensemble
Audience Adults
Expressions Dance
Running period January 30, 1993  

Alminnerlig Olympia* (Ordinary Olympia)by Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt was produced in collaboration with the responsible for Nordic Grand Prix.


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Program for Alminnerlig Olympia, 1993, BIT Teatergarasjen

Performance dates
October 23, 1993 20:00 – BIT Teatergarasjen – Show
October 22, 1993 20:00 – BIT Teatergarasjen – Show
October 21, 1993 20:00 – BIT Teatergarasjen – Show
October 17, 1993 20:00 – Store scene (Vika) – Show
October 16, 1993 20:00 – Store scene (Vika) – Show
October 15, 1993 22:00 – Store scene (Vika) – Show
March 27, 1993 18:00 – Rådhus-Teatret , The Theatre Festival in Kongsvinger – Show
January 30, 1993Store scene (Vika) , Norge Danser – Worldwide premiere
The Theatre Festival in Kongsvinger March 27, 1993
Norge Danser January 30, 1993
Press coverage

Writer and date unknown, Morgenbladet [Oslo]:
"The choreographer Ingun Bjørnsgaard has shaken the ground of the Greek history's Olympia town with her dance production [...] in which she kills off the female archetypes [...] By all means, do not miss this ballet."

Writer and date unknown, Klassekampen [Oslo]:
"[The production] is a great performance and a leap forward for Ingun Bjørnsgaard as well as Norwegian dance today."

Writer and date unknown, Aftenposten [Oslo]:
"It is a very respectable work with an aesthetic dignity speaking to the intellect, if not to emotions and involvement. [...] This production stimulated the brain, musically as well as in regard to motion."