True Stories of Castaways & Other Survivors

by Ina Christel Johannessen

 

CREATION FEBRUARY 2011

In her new work for Cullberg Ballet, Norwegian choreographer Ina Christel Johannessen puts opposites on stage. Something that may seem strong, turns out to be fragile, or the other way. Something beautiful changes to ugly, or dangerous. In True Stories of Castaways and Other Survivors, Ina Christel Johannessen touches our secrets, emotions, experiences, and needs. Both wanted and unwanted. Ina Christel Johannessen is the artistic leader and choreographer of the Zero Visibility Corp, based in Oslo, Norway. Ina’s work is characterized by high energy in the physical movements merged with very poetic and often theatrical elements. She is involved in and cooperating on the creating of visual elements such as lighting and scenography, which play crucial parts of her work. The musical ele ments are often composed of electronic works from international composers, either new or rewritten works.

CREDITS
CHOREOGRAPHY Ina Christel Johannessen
SET DESIGN Kristin Torp
LIGHTING DESIGN Kyrre Heldal Karlsson
WITH 9 dancers from Cullberg Ballet

PREMIERE February 2011, Dansens Hus, Stockholm (SE)
A production by Cullberg Ballet

Photographer: Carl Thorborg