Norwegian dance company Panta Rei Danseteater, late last year, conducted a little experiment whereby three dance makers created two pieces with the same name based on the same idea, featuring three male dancers and two musicians, to see what the outcome was.
That outcome can be seen in ‘Lullaby’ parts one and two created by the company directors Anne Ekenes and Pia Holden and Canadian dance maker Hélène Blackburn, currently the AD of Cas Publique.
The company tell us this much about the work;
“A striking dance theatre production with a cast of three dynamic and committed young male dancers which explores progressively friendship, joshing, friction, needling and aggressive behavior, and the dynamics of mediation between bickering factions. Lullaby provides a thought-provoking and contemporary metaphor for current international politics.
“How I wished during those sleepless hours that I belonged to a different nation, or better still, to none at all. Is constant movement the solution? Between night and day, is there still a lullaby that can comfort me?
How I wished during those sleepless hours that I woke up from a bad dream. Is constant laughter the solution? Between night and day, is there a moment of relief we still can find comfort in?”
The work will be on tour in Europe later this year again and if you want more information check out the company’s website for details.
‘Lullaby’ is performed by Matias Rønningen, Johnny Autin, Robert Guy with music by Gustavo Tavares and Sverre Indris Joner.
Filmed at Samfunhusset, Moss, Norway on September 19th, 2015.