Ingrid Berger Myhre creates unpretentious and poetic performances that give new life to dance with sharpness, sophistication and charm. In Other Words plays with the possibilities and limitations of language - and how language can be a framework for dance as a poetic expression. Finally, the piecewill have its Oslo premiere, after several cancellations due to the pandemic.
Is dance a language? And if so, how does it speak? This piece explores the compatibility between dance and language, using rhetoric devices as compositional tools. Using the stage as a notebook, four performers unfold the choreographic written language for us – a physical study that has its own rules, its own grammar and its own vocabulary. But what does it mean to read dance? In other words, if we seek to experience and create meaning with only the logical part of us, how do we sense meaning when we watch this dance?
Ingrid Berger Myhre has visited Black Box teater several times – most recently during Oslo Internasjonale Teaterfestival 2019 with Panflutes and paperworks, a piece she made in collaboration with musician and composer Lasse Passage. Passage has also created the soundscape we hear in In Other Words.