Unshaved Conversations

Unshaved Conversations was a dance production produced by Toyboys with Terje Tjøme Mossige and Ulf Nilseng. Unshaved Conversations is the last part of a trilogy in which Mossige and Nilseng discuss exhibitionist, but also touchingly intimate sides of being (gay) lovers.

The production was performed at Dansens Hus (Oslo National Academy of the Arts).


The website of Toyboys, 06.12.2011, http://www.toyboys.org/ubarberte.html#Anchor-59709


(Objekt ID 6392)
Object type Production
Premiere March 9, 2006
Produced by Toyboys
Audience Adults, Youth
Expressions Dance
Running period March 9, 2006  
Name Role
Terje Tjøme Mossige – Choreography
Ulf Nilseng – Choreography
Jan Steinum – Stage design
Jan Steinum – Video/Film
Kelly Davis – Sound design
Kyrre Heldal Karlsen – Lighting design
Ingeborg Staxrud Olerud – Lighting design
Terje Tjøme Mossige – Dancer
Ulf Nilseng – Dancer
Kim Sølve – Photo
Cathe Sjøblom – Producer
Performance dates
March 9, 2006Dansens Hus på KHiO – Worldwide premiere
Press coverage

Oslopuls, Marit Strømmen, 13.03.06 :

"Homosexual love seen from the armpit. A close, near and direct performance about the difficult love. Unshaved Conversations starts with Tjøme Mossige and Nilseng leading a confidential conversation with each other about former boyfriends. They sit in the first row of the auditorium, and there they stay sitting for a while, in the lap, because that is so nice. As the performance progress they are not as much in agreement, and we get to see them fight their way through embraces as well as brawls, on the carpet as well as in the video by Jan Steinum in the background. (...) In this production, too, the dancers use each other's real names as they talk, and the text from the introduction is given new meaning as it is repeated in later settings. The points are void of intellectual distance, but tangibly and liberatingly direct. (...) All in all this is a production at least as full of humorous playing with gender roles as the two previous."