EventyrDans* (Fairytale Dance)
EventyrDans* (Fairytale Dance) by Øyvind Jørgensen was a dance theatre performance for adults and children – for everyone fascinated by fairytales and myths. The audience met Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf, the Little Match Girl and a fairytale written for the occasion. Moods and atmospheres were created, spellbinding in a real fairytale manner.
*Not yet translated into English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.
Information(Objekt ID 6)
|Premiere||March 18, 2010|
|Produced by||Øyvind Jørgensen Productions|
|In collaboration with||The Norwegian Touring Theatre (Riksteatret)|
|Audience||Families, Children, All, Adults (from 6)|
|Number of events||28|
|Expressions||Dance, Fairytale, Dance theatre, Butoh, Physical theatre|
|Running period||March 18, 2010|
|Website||Øyvind Jørgensen Produksjoner|
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In EventyrDans the audience was introduced to an old woman and some gnomes. The woman is annoyed by the gnomes. They are nagging her to tell fairy tales, but she doesn’t want to. The reality is that she is becoming forgetful, but she doesn’t want to admit it. Deep inside, the woman is sad because the fairy tales are disappearing from her.
But the gnomes don’t accept to hear a no, and cheeringly they get her started. Eventually the woman is enticed into The Fairy Tale Itself, where she meets trolls, witches, sea creatures, animals, the neck and many a well-known and adored fairy tale character, scary and nice, dangerous and helpful. And then something strange happens to the old woman.
Øyvind Jørgensen and Tinken Laurantzon wrote the script based on Norwegian sayings and expressions from the fairy tales, rhymes and Norwegian traditional songs.
The dance expression in EventyrDans varied depending on content and atmosphere; scary, sad, comical, obsessive and lyrical. The movements ranged from the cartoon-like, inspired by the movements of Ivo Caprino’s puppets, to abstract expressive Japanese Butoh, with elements from folkloric dance.
Choreograph Jørgensen’s collaborative partner through years, the composer Petter Wiik, wrote the original score to the performance and use of costumes, video and photographic scenography provided the correct fairy tale mood.
Source: Øyvind Jørgensen, ojprod.com, 01.08.2010, http://www.ojprod.com/prod_07-09/Eventyrforestilling/omforestillingen.html
|Øyvind Jørgensen||– Script|
|Tinken Laurantzon||– Script|
|Øyvind Jørgensen||– Concept/Idea|
|Tinken Laurantzon||– Concept/Idea|
|Øyvind Jørgensen||– Direction|
|Øyvind Jørgensen||– Choreography|
|Petter Wiik||– Music|
|Øyvind Jørgensen||– Stage design|
|Anna Widén||– Stage design|
|Silje Fjellberg||– Costume design|
|Anna Widén||– Video/Film|
|Ruth Marie Bottheim||– Lighting design|
|Terese Mungai-Foyn||– Actor|
|Katrine Bølstad||– Dancer|
|Mariana Ferreira||– Dancer|
|Biniam A. Gezai||– Dancer|
|Øyvind Jørgensen||– Dancer|
|Andrea Austdahl||– Props|
|Anna Widén||– Photo|
|Tinken Laurantzon||– Director’s assistant|
|Andrea Austdahl||– Other (Strikk)|
"The performance EventyrDans by The Norwegian Touring Theatre presents Norwegian fairytales wrapped in a Disney-like aesthetic and mixed with a number of different genre-related references."
Monica Emilie Herstad, 23.03.2010, Review titled Adventurous dance on batteries, Scenekunst, 01.08.2010, http://www2.scenekunst.no/egenkritikk_7011.nml
"Plenty of joy of dance and a need to create lay within EventyrDans."
"Unusually well are nursery rhymes, verses and fairytales intertwined to word play and movement."