Somatøs samling is a physical thought experiment. Using body and imagination as a point of departure, choreographers and performers Ingeleiv Berstad and Pernille Holden speculate and fantasize about potential forms of being. The work springs from a curiosity about the materiality of the human body and its ability to transform. Berstad and Holden coined the word “somatøs” as a play on “soma”, body, and “tøs”, something loose. Rather than dedicating themselves to one somatic practice, they want to discover and explore unknown physicalities. Together with scenographer Signe Becker and light designer Ingeborg Staxrud Olerud, Berstad and Holden have created a somatic laboratory for their investigations. The audience is invited to take an imaginative, physical leap into the unknown.
Ingeleiv Berstad and Pernille Holden met as newbie snowboarders in 2008 and started an artistic dialogue while collaborating on Rethink Dance (2008–2013). They were both involved in developing Stormen 2013 at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter and have worked together as performers in Ingri Fiksdal’s Urskog and HOODS. In 2016 they embarked on a project that has since evolved into Somatøs samling.
- Duration: 60 minutes
- The doors open a few minutes before the performance starts. No late comers admitted.
- Limited seats available. We encourage everyone to buy your ticket in advance. There are no toilets available on the venue.