I have a secret to tell you (please) leave with me

I have a secret to tell you (please) leave with me (2006) by zero visibillity corp. is a choreographic work containing references to Ina Christel Johannessen's earlier productions.

As in her previous works she explores a strong, physical and elegant style and form, but in I have a secret to tell you (please) leave with me she also includes elements which depart from her own aesthetic style.


(Objekt ID 4356)
Object type Production
Original title I Have a Secret to Tell You (Please) Leave with Me
Premiere October 11, 2006
Produced by zero visibility corp.
Coproducers O Espaço do Tempo, tanzhaus nrw
Audience Adults
Number of events 27
Keywords Dance, Contemporary dance
Running period October 11, 2006  —  Navember 14, 2009
Website zero visibility corp.

Requirements to venue

Blackout No

At the webpage of zero visibility corp. the following, among other things, is written aboutI have a secret to tell you (please) leave with me. The text is written by Siren Leirvåg, lecturer in Theatre Studies, University of Oslo:

"I have a secret to tell you (please) leave with me effectively smears artistic elegance when dancer Dimitri Jourde performs vomiting sounds and spits on stage facing the audience.

Johannessen breaks down the opposition between what is artistically beautiful and what is genuinely vulgar. The performance aims to lead its audience into a sad feeling of inevitable involvement, in an energetic interplay between gender, desire, control and submission.

Even the pommel horse, reminiscent of school gym halls, seems to have a more mythical function in the way Line Tørmoen frenetically balances and rides it. This creates associations with Equus (play by Peter Schaffer from 1973) and film (from 1977, directed by Sidney Lumet and with a screenplay by Peter Schaffer), in which the desire for sensuality and intimacy is played out in the relationship between a young boy and a horse.

The four dancers in this performance are Line Tørmoen, Dimitri Jourde, Sittibancha Bamphen and Vebjørn Sundby. Kristin Torp has created a room with clean, white papered walls, a shadow play of a horse and seagulls on the back wall, and the rather stylishly placed pommel horse placed to the right on stage. The horse and the birds serve to transcend the boundaries of the room, sending us into the mists of interpretation."

Supported by: Arts Council Norway.


Zero Visibility corp. 05.11.2010: http://www.zerovisibility.no/

Contributors (13)
Name Role
Ina Christel Johannessen – Choreography
Kristin Torp – Stage design
Kristin Torp – Costume
Morten Pettersen – Sound
Kyrre Heldal Karlsen – Lighting design
Sittibancha Bamphen – Dancer
Dimitri Jourde – Dancer
Vebjørn Sundby – Dancer
Kristina Søetorp – Dancer
Line Tørmoen – Dancer
Erik Berg – Photo
Martin Flack – Sound technician
Cathe Sjøblom – Producer
Festivals (1)
Oktoberdans October 21, 2006