Recurrences

Recurrences
Brynjar Åbel Bandlien, Research Fellow

My project aims to develop an analyzing method that I have been working on over the last ten years. This method can be used in artistic research processes within the field of dance and choreography. When a creative process has become fully underway, certain situations, events, actions and movements can be recognized as recurrent within the process. I call these Recurrences. Rather than being created or produced these recurrences manifest or fall out of the dance practice. Once they have been recognized they can be understood and pursued in the process and the final performance.

The artistic aim is to follow artistic processes in this way, seeking the potential for new experiences and ideas as well as to develop the methodology based on the practice. This aim is founded on my own experience as a creative dancer in the work of several internationally acknowledged choreographers and dance makers over the last fifteen years.

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AMPHIBIOUS TRILOGIES

AMPHIBIOUS TRILOGIES

Project leader: Professor Amanda Steggell, in collaboration with Andrew Morrison, Director of the Centre for Design Research, Oslo School of Architecture and Design and Hans-Jørgen Wallin Weihe, Professor of Social Work, Lillehammer University College.

Start: August 2016

AMPHIBIOUS TRILOGIES is a conceived as a journey-based series of choreographic experiments. The main aim is to artistically explore and monitor littoral spaces (between land and water) via an extending choreography of related literal, limbic and liminal conditions, environments and articulations. Three subjects are set in motion; choreography, design and sociology. They are probed within three thematics/works; ‘island’, ‘pond’ and ‘passage’. Physical and remotely-sensed sea journeys, island hopping and pond wallowing are examples of research activities. These activities will ’embody’ and lead to a series of creative works.

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Choreographic poetry

Choreographic poetry: Creating literary scores for dance
Janne-Camilla Lyster

Norwegian Artistic Fellowship Programme
Start: 2013
Ongoing

Introduction
I am a dancer, choreographer and author. I received my BA in Contemporary dance at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, the Academy of Dance in 2006. Through my artistic research project, I aim to develop literary scores for dance, and search for approaches and examine the outcome of procedures connected to writing, composing and adapting such scores.

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Choreography as affective and collective event

Choreography as affective and collective event
Ingri Midgaard Fiksdal

Norwegian Artistic Fellowship Programme
Start: 2013
Ongoing

Project summary
The focus of this research project is to explore choreography as a collective and affective event through the development of specific choreographic structures and strategies. My artistic aim is to create events that produce potential for new experiences, thoughts and ideas to occur. This aim is founded in a belief in art as a motor for change, through taking the role as “utterly useless” in a society where most other things have a given and known purpose. When confronted with something that doesn’t perform as expected or resists classification we have to look for new approaches, and in these moments of liminality there is potential for the unpredictable and unforeseen to occur.

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Alone Together

Alone Together.
Siting choreography in the landscape

Students on the master course in choreography are launching ALONE TOGETHER – a web based presentation of choreographic research in the littoral zone in the centre of Oslo!

Through the four-week workshop ‘Siting choreography in the landscape’, the students have been working with these questions:

What insights of choreography in everyday life may be garnered through gaze and conversation when moving through littoral landscapes? What kinds of choreographic situations can be made when responding to this question on an everyday basis? How may these choreographic situations emerge, be practiced and conveyed to audiences?

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Exhibiting Choreography

Speaking&building-bildeExhibiting Choreography – exploring transmission across disciplines and discourses
Eva Cecilie Richardsen

Norwegian Artistic Fellowship Programme
Start: 2011
Completion: 2016

Project summary
The project has evolved from questions on how to translate modes of production and display from one artistic domain into another in order to break with the divisive split between dance and visual art. Through its interdisciplinary approach, by mirroring the execution of time, form and conditions of an exhibition – the project invites us to look at the possibility of new beginnings, not as the right solution, but as a part of the process. The object is to renegotiate the potentiality of the performance as event and art object. Looking at choreography through the lens of visual art has been a strategy with an aim to propose a different way of approaching – another way of knowing – that is not about the work itself, but about the ramification of things.

Landing Sites Specific

Landing Sites Specific – a residency in contemporary choreography at Art-Villa Garikula, The Georgia
24th April – 5th May 2014

Art-Villa Garikula

In collaboration with Art-Villa Garikula the workshop Landing Sites Specific is led by Amanda Steggell, professor in choreography at the Department of Dance, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, with Master students in choreography Anne Kathrine Fallmyr, Solveig Styve Holte and Heidi Jessen, and students from the Art Academy, Tbilisi.

Research should no longer be done off to one side, in a school, a library or laboratory. Where one lives needs to become a laboratory for researching, for mapping directly, the living body itself, oneself as a world-forming inhabitant.
– Arakawa + Gins

How can we approach the situation of being artists-in-residence working with issues of site specificity in the field of contemporary choreography today? This is the question we seek to answer at Art-Villa Garikula, and one we have sought to answer in a suburb of Tokyo earlier this year. As you may imagine these sites are worlds apart from each other and our own home town, Oslo, Norway.

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Landing Sites

– a further-field pursuit of new tools for choreography

Amanda Steggell 2013

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Research should no longer be done off to one side, in a school, a library or laboratory. Where one lives needs to become a laboratory for researching, for mapping directly, the living body itself, oneself as a world-forming inhabitant. (Arakawa and Gins)


1. SUMMARY

I will travel with Solveig Styve Holte, Kathrine Fallmyr, Heidi Jessen (MA choreography) and Tormod Carlsen (MA theatre directing)  for a week’s residency/ field trip at the Reversible Destiny Lofts in Mitaka, a suburb of Tokyo. The lofts are  built by the artists and architects Arakawa and Gins. The residency is the first of a two-part workshop for exploring the body’s capacity to co-create event-spaces with any given environment.

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KORFU

KORFU (choreographic research group) is an initiative to bring together choreographers involved in research and development projects on a regular basis to discuss and support each other’s projects.

The first meeting took place on 25.09.2013 where  Anne Grete Eriksen presented her research project Moving Memory ; an exploration of the body’s capacity to remember physical dance movements. The investigation draws on the reconstruction of a dance work. Via interviews with those who took part she asks; what is it that triggers a body’s memory?

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Photo courtesy of Anne Grete Eriksen

The second meeting will take place on 10.12.2013 when Ingri Fiksdal will present her Fellowship project, outlining and discussing its main issues with the group.