• Black Box teater
  • Oslo Internasjonale Teaterfestival
  • 5–14 March 2020
  • Performances, installations, talks,
    seminars and festival club
  • Katarina Skår Lisa / Otto Ramstad
  • ARV OG LANDSKAP
  • Wednesday 11, 19.00

Location:

ARV OG LANDSKAP is Norwegian for heritage and landscape. This is the overall title of a double bill performance coupling Katarina Skår Lisa’s Gift of Stone and Otto Ramstad’s Lineage. Lisa and Ramstad go into the relational landscape, into their histories and come out with a contemporary storytelling through speech, movement, video, joik and poetics.

How was it like to live a hundred years ago? With a kind of artistic genealogy, Ramstad attempts to come closer to an understanding of his ancestors’ choices, struggles and decisions. In his work Lineage, he goes all the way back to the wave of Norwegian emigration to North America, once considered by his great grandparents.

Katarina Skår Lisa’s work Gift of Stone is created in close collaboration with three other artists, all with Sàmi roots; Ramona Salo Myrseth, Johan Sara Jr. and Torgrim Hermansen Halvari. Gift of Stone is a journey into the arctic landscape of Várjjat, the Sámi term for Varanger. The work is an expanded choreographic examination of physical boundaries, of histories, experiences and spirituality of this massive part of Sapmi – the region of the Sámi people.

Katarina Skår Lisa is a dancer, choreographer and teacher. Otto Ramstad is a dance artist working with movement-research to create performances, video work and installations. Both Lisa and Ramstad are working site-specific in their praxis. 

Otto Ramstad: Lineage

  • Concept / video / scenography / text / dance: Otto Ramstad
  • Composer/live sound: Andrea Parkins
  • Lighting design: Agnethe Tellefsen
  • Scenography dramaturgy: Carle Lange
  • Oslo National Academy of the Arts advisors: Snelle Hall, Amanda Steggell
  • External advisor: Chrysa Parkinson
  • Dance practice collaborators: Olive Bieringa, Maura Gahan, Margit Galanter, Kristin Van Loon with Lin van Kaam, Natanya Helena Kjølås, Vivian Pakkanen
  • Video documentation: Olive Bieringa
  • Contributing researcher & dramaturgy: Sidsel Pape
  • Contributing genealogy researcher: Sylfest Lykre
  • Production assistance in Skjåk: Live Visdal
  • Special thanks to: Uma Rabbit Bieringa Ramstad, Eric Ramstad, Josie Winship, Emmett Ramstad; from Ramstad gård Gry Ramstad, Odd Ramstad, Gudrunn Ramstad; from Oslo National Academy of the Arts: Per Roar, Torunn Helene Robstad, Bojana Cvejic, Anne Grete Eriksen, Katarina Skår Lisa, Thomas Prestø & Kyuja Bae; and my teachers: my first dance teacher Suzanne River, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Steve Paxton, Lisa Nelson & my great grandfather John Fredrikson Ramstad.

 

Katarina Skår Lisa: Gift of Stone

  • Initiative / choreography: Katarina Skår Lisa
  • Composer / live audio: Johan Sara Jr.
  • Landscape video: Katarina Skår Lisa
  • Photo & additional video material: Torgrim Halvari
  • Costume & textile design + performer: Ramona Salo Myrseth
  • Scenography & visual space: Ramona Salo Myrseth in dialogue with Katarina Skår Lisa

 

  • Supported by: the Sami Parliament, Fond for utøvende kunstnere
  • With the support of: Cape Fish Kiberg
  • Gift of Stone was greatly supported by the National Academy for the Arts (KHIO) in 2019 with the supervisors Per Roar, Bojana Cvejic, Anne Grete Eriksen, Amanda Steggell, the external supervisor Elle Sofe Sara and the technical team at KHIO. Gjesteatelieret i Vadsø, Várjjat Sámi Musea, Unjárga gielda, Finnmark county, family & friends, colleagues & locals in Várjjat, all provided important support to this project.
  • Big thanks to Heidi Åse Skår, Trond Henriksen, Karin Henriksen Lisa, Tor- Fredrik Olsen, Steinar Henriksen, Rakel Maria Niittyvuopio, Kirsti Riesto, Jorunn Jernsletten, Ingvild Marie Bjørnå Pettersen, Ole Petter Skoglund, Audhild Schanche, Kjersti Schanche, Øystein Birgitsen, Kim- Erling Johansen, Vigdis Siri, Maja Annikki, Ann-Kristin, Bård Olsen, Heljä Pasma, Roger Persson, Rannveig Salo, Dagfinn Sigridson Skoglund, Kyuja Bae, Otto Ramstad, Thomas Talawa Prestø, Magdalene Solli, Jonas Pedersen Øren, Jens-Martin Hartvedt Arvesen, Kenya Foss Parson, Kiyoshi Yamamoto, Astrid Groseth, Marie Kaada Hovden, Jason Rosenberg, Tanja Thorjussen, Thale Fastvold, Hanna Mjåvatn, Cassandra Duchenaud, Caroline Ho- Bich Tuyen Dang, Diego Belda, Hiroko Fujito, Yukio Fujito, Daiki, Wakana, Tabaka Kumiko, Elin Már Øyen Vister, Marie Kaada Hovden, Jason Rosenberg, Eric Williams, Kristina Gjems. And big thanks to Ramona Salo Myrseth, Johan Sara Jr., Torgrim Halvari, Johan Andreas Andersen, Georg Buljo & Fredrik Bull to have generously and in different ways taken part of Gift of Stone.

 

Lineage
Duration: 60 minutes.

Gift of Stone
Duration: 50 minutes.

In collaboration with Riksscenen.