Balls

Balls (2007) was a dance production by Odd Johan Fritzøe in collaboration with NOTAM and CODA - Oslo International Dance Festival. The production had its world premiere during CODA, at Trikkehallen.

Odd Johan Fritzøe choreographed it.

Balls was a chamber play about men's rhythms, games, plays and identity.

Information

(Objekt ID 954)
Object type Production
Premiere September 27, 2007
Produced by Odd Johan Fritzøe
In collaboration with ,
Audience Children, Youth (from 10 to 16)
Expressions Dance, Contemporary dance, Chamber play, Performance for children , Performance for youth
Running period September 27, 2007  
Duration 42 minutes
Website Odd Johan Fritzøe, NOTAM
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In Balls by Odd Johan Fritzøe four big balls supplied an independent source of sound created by noise artist Hild Tafjord. Two young breakers moved together with the two male contemporary dancers in a chamber play about the unbearable lightness and the comfortably heavy. They created a non-competitive scenery amongst men playing with balls. Balls was made especially for touring secondary schools.

Balls by Odd Johan Fritzøe opened during Oslo International Dance Festival of 2007: Four big sound balls rolled and were thrown between the four male dancers.

SOURCES:

Odd Johan Fritzøe, oddjohanfritzoe.no, 01.08.2010, http://www.oddjohanfritzoe.no/siteengelsk/baller.html

NOTAM, notam02.no, 13.06.2017, http://www.notam02.no/web/baller-3/

Contributors
Name Role
Odd Johan Fritzøe – Choreography
Hild Sofie Tafjord – Music
Torild Berg – Stage design
Torild Berg – Costume
Stig Framnes – Lighting design
Trond André Hansen – Dancer
Thomas Lægreid Gundersen – Dancer
Mikkel Are Olsenlund – Dancer
Chenno Tim – Dancer
Christian Elgvin – Photo
Performance dates
August 18, 2008 , Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Show
August 17, 2008 , Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Show
August 16, 2008 , Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Show
August 15, 2008 , Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Show
August 14, 2008 , Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Show
August 13, 2008 , Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Show
August 12, 2008 , Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Show
August 11, 2008 , Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Show
August 10, 2008 , Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Show
August 9, 2008 , Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Show
August 8, 2008 , Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Show
May 26, 2008 11:30 – Grieghallens prøvesal / Peer Gynt salen
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, Bergen International Festival – Show
May 26, 2008 13:15 – Grieghallens prøvesal / Peer Gynt salen
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, Bergen International Festival – Show
Navember 20, 2007Store scene Black Box Teater (Marstrandgata) , Showbox – Show
September 29, 2007 19:00 – Trikkehallen på Kjelsås , CODA – Show
September 29, 2007 15:00 – Trikkehallen på Kjelsås , CODA – Show
September 28, 2007 12:00 – Trikkehallen på Kjelsås , CODA – Show
September 28, 2007 13:45 – Trikkehallen på Kjelsås , CODA – Show
September 27, 2007Trikkehallen på Kjelsås , CODA – Worldwide premiere
Festivals
Edinburgh Festival Fringe August 8, 2008
Bergen International Festival May 26, 2008
Showbox Navember 20, 2007
CODA September 27, 2007