Some Notes Are

Premiére date8 Jun. 2006
Produced bydeepblue, Heine Røsdal Avdal
CoproducersKaaitheater, Kunstencentrum BUDA, Avant Garden, BIT Teatergarasjen, Black Box Teater, BankART 1929, Netwerk Aalst, South Gate Space, Beijing, Kunstencentrum Vooruit
In collaboration withPerforming Arts Network (of Norway)
ExpressionsDance, Contemporary dance, Performance, Video, Post-dramatic theatre, Installation
Running period8 Jun. 2006  
Duration80 minutes

About Some Notes Are

Some Notes Are by deepblue/Heine Røsdal Avdal (Norway/Belgium) was a site-specific performance performed in a theatre venue. The theatre space with all its conventions and codes was examined.

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Oktoberdansprisen, 2008 Oktoberdansprisen

Press review

"At a time I discover that the chairs, slowly, but certainly, are subject to humanisation. They move, make sounds, talk and communicate. They become persons telling about social events, being excluded, friendship, closeness, distance. In other words, as little confused childish creatures we can identify with, the audience chairs are used to direct attention towards the spectator."

Leinslie, Elisabeth (12.04.2007). Review titled Teater der publikum har hovedrollen (literally: Theatre in which the audience plays the main part). Scenekunst,, 2.11.2007,

"Avdal and Christoph De Boeck display an exquisite ability to handle the virtual in relation to a physical reality in Some Notes Are. In a magical way Avdal makes data technology seem human, and the human, or the presence of the body, to merge with the virtual. Through the subtle crossover wandering he creates something far more than a technological fancy one man show. One can almost say a quiet osmosis takes place."

Lunde, Inger-Margrethe (13.04.2007). Review titled Sofistikert manipulering (literally: Sophisticated manipulation). Oslopuls Aftenposten,, 24.11.2010,

More about Some Notes Are

In Somes Note Are by deepblue/Heine Røsdal Avdal all the effects present in the theatre room was given the same weight: The room was on equal footing with the performer, the technician, the video projection and so on.

With the company deepblue, consisting of dancer and choreographer Yukiko Shinozaki and composer Cristoph De Boeck, Heine Røsdal Avdal has examined the human being’s relation to technology in different performance formats.

In his text about Some Notes Are Avdal compared the different components in a theatre space with nodes in a data network, each and every one being capable of exchanging information with the others. The space is what connects the worlds of the spectator and the performer, it is what opens for reading and interpretation of codes, making navigation possible. Some notes are considered how new relations arise as a result of new technology, both between performer and spectator and between the human being and its surroundings.

Some Notes Are uses elements from visual art, video art, dance, electronic art, sound art and installation.

In the program of Black Box Teater the performance was described as "funny techno slapstick".

Some Notes Are had its world wide premiere in Kaaitheater in Brussels in Belgium June 8.

Some Notes Are was supported by Arts Council Norway, The Fund for Performing Artists and De Vlaamse Gemeenschap.

Sources: BIT Teatergarasjen, spring program 2007. 09.09.2010:

Vallat, Marianne Dyrnes, Kristian Seltun and Nina Magnus (2007). Black Box Teater Oslo: Program spring 2007. Black Box Teater Oslo [Oslo]

Leinslie, Elisabeth (12.04.2007). Review titled Teater der publikum har hovedrollen (literally: Theatre in which the audience plays the main part). Scenekunst,, 2.11.2007,

Autumn program 2007, Avant Garden.