Marie Bergby Handeland
The Church Dancer

29. august 2020–13. februar 2021 ❶ Premiere

13:00, Grønland Church

13:00, Grønland Church

13:00, Grønland Church
Past showings

13:00, Grønland Church

13:00, Grønland Church

13:00, Grønland Church

13:00, Grønland Church

13:00, Grønland Church

13:00, Grønland Church

13:00, Grønland Church

13:00, Grønland Church
Cancelled

13:00, Grønland Church

13:00, Grønland Church

17:00, Grønland Church

13:00, Grønland Church
Cancelled

The performance is free to watch, but you have to book your place in advance here.The performance takes place at several timings between 13 and 18 o'clock, and it lasts for 15 minutes.

Kirkedanseren (The Church Dancer) is a dance piece where you as an audience member can book yourself time in a church, and dance without spectators. The dance is accompanied by live organ music. Kirkedanseren is an opportunity for each of us to be alone and take center stage in this sacred space. Besides our own baptism, our own wedding, and most of all, our own funeral, we rarely stand out as individuals and main characters in the church. Many of us would never visit the church space on our own, and hardly ever do we let go of our inhibitions and on a physical level, let loose.

All kinds of movements and ways of dancing are welcome in Kirkedanseren, and you can also just sit, stand, walk around, shake loose, sway to the organ tones or lie down. Anyone can be a church dancer, believer or not, and regardless of religious and cultural affiliation.

In the fall of 2020, the Kirkedanseren will take place once a week in Greenland Church, with their cantor Olav Rune Bastrup playing the organ. You can choose from three different moods of organ music. Greenland Church is one of Oslo’s largest and is often referred to as the cathedral of the east.

In collaboration with Gamlebyen and Grønland Congregation .