Venus i blått* (Venus in blue)

Premiére date28 Aug. 1993
Produced byThe Arctic Theatre, Tromsø Danseteater
Based onThe Butcher by Alina Reyes
ExpressionsDance theatre, Theatre
Running period28 Aug. 1993  
WebsiteHålogaland Teater

About Venus i blått* (Venus in blue)

Venus i blått* (Venus in blue) (1993) was a dance theatre production by The Arctic Theatre and Tromsø Danseteater. Venus i blått was loosely based on the novel The Butcher by Alina Reyes, in a theatrical adaption by Mette Brantzeg. The production marked The Year of Dance.

It was choreographed and directed by Mette Brantzeg.

Venus i blått was a finalist in The Audio Visual Fund's contest for best one-act production, Scenario 93.

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

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    Scenario, 1991 Beste sceniske enakter

    Press review

    Helge Matland, date unknown, Tromsø [Tromsø]:
    "Liberatingly direct [...] Not much is veiled, and not much is withdrawn, when the three women onstage expose the audience for a woman's erotic feelings, dreams, thoughts and choices."

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    The Arctic Theatre,, 23.03.2013, og 26.06.2017,

    Mette Brantzeg's private archive, donated by Mette Brantzeg, 15.01.2009