Norma Jeane was a dance/performance project by the dancer/choreographers Helle Siljeholm and Sara Christophersen, visual artist Mari Meen Halsøy and sociologist Mari Sømme Hammer.
Norma Jeane is a production of the socio-political cut, in which Meredith and the beautiful dancer Sara reveal some formerly veiled truths about women and the mystery of life.
Information(Objekt ID 7701)
|Premiere||March 10, 2009|
|Running period||March 10, 2009|
|Website||Facebook I Norma Jeane|
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The four artists Helle Siljeholm and Sara Christophersen, Mari Meen Halsøy and Mari Sømme Hammer are all based in Oslo, but Norma Jeane is their first project of collaboration. The project work started the autumn of 2007.
The summer of 2008 the company was invited to reside in Maqamat Theatre dance in the city referred to as the Paris of the Middle East: Beirut. It became a meeting between East and West, old and new, tradition and innovation. In Beirut the company got the opportunity to examine several myths about beautiful, mysterious female creatures.
Aided by observation, memory work and dramatic dance combinations some myths were killed while others were resurrected: The work leading up to Norma Jeane had started. The production work towards the performance continued in November 2008 in the offices of Atelier Nord in Kunstnernes Hus (literally: The House of Artists) in Oslo. Included in the team are dramaturge Sidsel Pape, actor consultant Nancy Mannes, composer Andreas Mjøs and lighting designer Tilo Hahn.
Norma Jeane had its world wide premiere in Avant Garden in 2009.
Norma Jeane was supported by Arts Council Norway, The Norwegian Composers’ Fund, Atelier Nord and IMMA (Beirut)
Source: Spring program 2009, Avant Garden.
|Sara Christophersen||– Concept/Idea|
|Mari Meen Halsøy||– Concept/Idea|
|Mari Sømme Hammer||– Concept/Idea|
|Helle Siljeholm||– Concept/Idea|
|Sara Christophersen||– Choreography|
|Helle Siljeholm||– Choreography|
|Andreas Mjøs||– Composition|
|Sidsel Pape||– Dramaturge|
|Mari Meen Halsøy||– Stage design|
|Tilo Hahn||– Lighting design|
|Sara Christophersen||– Performer|
|Helle Siljeholm||– Performer|
|Mari Meen Halsøy||– Photo|
|Mari Sømme Hammer||– Other|
|Nancy Mannes||– Other|