Kiosken i Teatergaten

Premiére date22 Oct. 2008
Produced byREBEKKA/HUY
CoproducersBIT Teatergarasjen
Number of events11
ExpressionsDance, Performance, Site spesific performance
Running period22 Oct. 2008  —  29 Oct. 2010

About Kiosken i Teatergaten

Kiosken i Teatergaten (2008) was a production by Rebbekka/Huy. In the street Teatergaten in Bergen a closed kiosk is standing. During its lifetime it has worked as a channel of communication for the city’s citizens – via newspapers and magazines, hot dogs and chocolate, as a telephone box and a taxi central.

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    After the kiosk was closed down it has been functioning as a place for posting illegal posters, announcing concerts, house listings and everything in between to the citizens of Bergen. Outside of it, people pass by, on the way to work, school, the theatre, the town or the grocery store.

    During the festival Oktoberdans in Bergen 2008, Rebekka/Huy worked as craftsmen in the normally closed kiosk in the street of Teatergaten. They delivered their dance to the people – a white contribution to a colourful year. Low-paid craft work made by educated people. Day by day the kiosk’s diversity and inner history was turned upside down, removed and danced.

    The performance was part of the series Dans Til Folket (Dance to the People) during the festival Oktoberdans 2008.

    "Dans Til Folket – a dogma dance project – is a not very camouflaged attempt at partly copying the Dogme 95 Manifesto launched during the Film Festival in Cannes in 1995, and to direct the spotlight towards the truly free and non-commercial dance in Norway as of today."

    The goal of the project Dans Til Folket (literally meaning: Dance to the People) was to move the focus towards the good story playing in real time and unexpected places by challenging the way of thinking about a dance production and to emphasise different, at times unexpected, terms in the meeting between artists and audience. The choreographers and companies Fiksdal/Lie, Hege Haagenrud, Linda Birkedal/Molitrix Scenekunst and Rebekka/Huy were invited to participate. Each chose their arenas in Bergen. The results were presented during the festival Oktoberdans 2008.

    "As Von Trier and Vinterberg of Dogme 95 underlined in Cannes, Dans Til Folket in Bergen 2008 also directed a mild creative critic, was a counterweight, towards the commercialization and uniformity taking place in Norwegian dance of today. The budget size, the technical rigs and the degree of using effects seems to be allocated a larger and more central room, whereas the content pays the cost. The productions shall be directed towards an audience as large as possible, and to be as suitable for the advanced onlooker as the one watching dance art for the first time. Independent of gender, age, ethnic origin and economic ability, Dans Til Folket shall meet the ordinary folks!"

    Source: BIT Teatergarasjen, Oktoberdans 2008. 12.08.2010: -archive