The Afternoon and The Others

The Afternoon and The Others by Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt: The Faun – and its many successors – as realized by Stéphane Mallarmé, is a creature that lives the sunny day to its fullest, and yet each evening seems to experience a sorrowful sense of wanting further, pain-filled pleasure.

Information

(Objekt ID 5328)
Object type Production
Premiere September 22, 2000
Produced by Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt
Coproducers , BIT Teatergarasjen
In collaboration with Performing Arts Network (of Norway)
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian
Expressions Dance, Contemporary dance
Running period September 22, 2000  
Website Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt
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"In melancholy, we come to the point where the wanting occurs almost simultaneously with the evolvement of life itself. Even the rawest life force and most precious sensuality are connected with the secret wounds of the heart. Beauty contains the knowledge of beauty’s end. We live with a constant farewell. In this transition between outer loss and inner realization stands the dancer.

Within the reality of the choreography, muscle-rippling vitality and emotional meditation are synchronized as closely as possible.Trembling with life we stand there, in the heart of the sun, as the afternoon turns into evening."

– Håkon Sandell

Source:

Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt, ingunbp.no, 15.08.2010, http://www.ingunbp.no/eng/pages/14-the_afternoon_and_the_others

Contributors
Name Role
Stéphane Mallarmé – Text
Sigbjørn Obstfelder – Text
Ingun Bjørnsgaard – Choreography
Henrik Hellstenius – Composer
Olav Myrtvedt – Stage design
Olav Myrtvedt – Costume design
Morten Pettersen – Sound design
Jean Vincent Kerebel – Lighting design
Christopher Arouni – Dancer
Sigrid Edvardsson – Dancer
Niklas Gundersen – Dancer
Siri Jøntvedt – Dancer
Teet Kask – Dancer
Torunn Robstad – Dancer
Halldis Ólafsdóttir – Dancer
Festivals
New Baltic Dance 2001
The International Baltic Ballet Festival Riga 2001
Ultima October 12, 2000
Oktoberdans October 5, 2000
PRIMO festivalen September 22, 2000