every now and then

every now and then (2009) by Mette Edvardsen. In the dance production every now and then Mette Edvardsen and Philippe Beloul invited the audience to read a book while watching the show. The idea was to create a space and a time in a book, like in a production in a theatre. The book, with pictures from every scenes of the production, was given to the audience as part of the performance.


(Objekt ID 7321)
Object type Production
Premiere Navember 6, 2009
Produced by duchamps vzw, Mette Edvardsen/Athome
Coproducers , Workspace Brussels
In collaboration with , , Netwerk Aalst, Les Brigittines, De Pianofabriek, Weld
Audience Adults
Expressions Dance, Post-dramatic theatre, Contemporary dance, Multidisciplinary
Running period Navember 6, 2009  —  October 3, 2015
Website Mette Edvardsen, Black Box Teater

In the info leaflet METTE EDVARDSEN >PROJECTS 2002-2010 the following can be read about the production every now and then

"In the piece every now and then Mette Edvardsen and Philippe Beloul invite the audience to read a book as a performance. The idea is to create a space and a time inside a book, like a piece in a theatre. For the whole duration of the piece the audience can read through the pages and the spaces of the book at the same time as they follow what is taking place on stage. The book is direct, tactile and persistent, giving the audience another access to the piece. The reader of a book can decide for him/herself the reading direction, the tempo and the space. With the book, ‘every now and then’ is a piece to delve into, proposing an individual reading combined with a collective experience. How does the experience of reading a book merge with the experience watching a performance, how does the book read after the performance is over?"

every now and then was supported by Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Arts Council Norway, The Fund for Performing Artists, the Norwegian Ministry for Foreign Affairs/MFA (travel grant/performing arts)..


Black Box Teater Oslo, blackbox.no, 13.10.2010, http://www.blackbox.no/content/titlePresentation.php?tid=2039&displayNav=false

Mette Edvardsen’s private archive. Donated by: Mette Edvardsen, 11.12.2010

Name Role
Mette Edvardsen – Concept/Idea
Philippe Beloul – Choreography
Mette Edvardsen – Choreography
Heiko Gölzer – Visual design (Tegning)
Charo Calvo – Sound design
Jan Van Gijsel – Lighting design
Michael Bussaer – Graphic designer
Philippe Beloul – Dancer
Mette Edvardsen – Dancer
Julien Lanoo – Photo
PA/PER VIEW art book fair March 23, 2013
far° festival des arts vivants August 13, 2010
Marstrand March 19, 2010