place

Premiére date20 Sep. 1995
Produced bykaren foss quiet works, Zakraz Dansekompani
CoproducersBIT Teatergarasjen
AudienceAdults, Youth
Number of events5
ExpressionsDance, Performance, Contemporary dance
Running period20 Sep. 1995  —  24 Sep. 1995
Websitekaren foss quiet works

About place

place by karen foss quiet works was a production that reflected on concepts of space and on a particular place (a town square, market square, piazza...) as the venue for many events and situations.

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    Press review

    Yngvild Sørbye, 22. september 1995, Dagbladet [Oslo]:
    "Perhaps not the most exciting title chosen by choreographer Karen Foss for her new production: place. However, what she gets out of this choice is impressive!"

    Åse Løvset Glad, september 1995, Bergens Tidende [Bergen]:
    "In place Karen Foss and her excellent colleagues realise the potential qualities suggested in the title and present an artistic and polished piece of work. The blend of ideas, concept and choice of elements entice the audience into a magical landscape." 

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    In place by karen foss quiet works; four dancers sprang in and out of an empty stage and portrayed potential structures of movement in places where humans often meet and communicate. The dancers shaped and reshaped square patterns and improvised different episodes and incidents that could occur in time and space in such meeting places. Like constantly changing human relationships, the dance moved from the clear-cut into more indefinite territory and flights of fancy, and back again to more concrete situations. Two musicians, one a percussionist, the other playing a viola, accompanied the dancers with variations that also alternated between the distinct and the ambiguous.

    place by karen foss quiet works received support from Arts Council Norway, The Audiovisual Fund and The Fund for Performing Artists.

    Sources:

    Buresund, Inger og Anne-Britt Gran (1996): Frie grupper og Black Box Teater. 1970-1995, adNotam Gyldendal, Oslo

    karen foss quiet works, karenfossquietworks.no, 01.08.2010, http://www.karenfossquietworks.no/prod.html