Siting choreography in landscape

– a basic choreographic research of littoral zones in Oslo’s inner city harbour area.
Based alongside the sea at The Maritime Cultural Heritage Centre, Akershustranda, Oslo.
April-May 2016.

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Memory map of sound and sight walks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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?

Participants:
Master students studying choreography at Oslo National Academy of the Arts: Karen Eide Bøen, Roza Moshtaghi, Shi Pratt, Simen Korsmo Robertsen, Kristian Støvind and Bente Alice Westgård.
Mentor, Amanda Steggell
Guest teachers, Per Platou (sound workshop). Hans-Jørgen Wallin Weihe (landscape, memory, complexity and simplicity of learning)

Methods/approaches:
Working alone, together (doing things/serious play)
Dailyness (how practice is organised from day to day)
Experimental geography (scripted/paranoid spaces, the character of a place  – eg.  Stephen Flusty’s taxonomies of urban spaces)
Sound/visual/imaginary walks and talks (in the moment)
Appropriation (eg. Michael Klein’s Choreography for Blackboards as a means of communication and documentation – past, present and future)
Archival investigations (eg. The library of the Maritime Cultural Heritage Centre)

Through their research the students have been working with the premise that their audiences and performers are anyone passing through or happening to occupy public sites. To underline this performer/spectator-relationship, the students have decided to use internet as platform for presenting the work.

Final outcome: ALONE TOGETHER

Foxtrot
Foxtrot, gramophone player, morse code
Shadow painting
Water grafitti: shadow painting with water on the quay side