- Aftertalk with Magnus Myhr
Thursday 22 October, 20.00, Foyer, after the performance.
Aftertalk with Magnus Myhr about the performance HEARTFELT. There will be, among other things, harp music and a shameless talk about gender, identity, and what else there is moving in the tension between a performance process and the world. The conversation will be lead by dramaturge Elin Grinaker.
HEARTFELT began with the desire to learn to play the harp. To dancer and choreographer Magnus Myhr the curve of the harp’s spine and its vibrating strings made it akin to a body. Learning the instrument introduced Myhr to an acoustic environment that excited new ways of listening and sharing. It pushed him to discard the comfort of habit and dedicate himself to less familiar territory.
Magnus Myhr has performed in both dance and theater productions since 2007. His own work is based on personal experience and the poetic power of the body. He aims to create performances that invite the audience to broaden their understanding of gender and difference. Among other things, he has produced and choreographed the solo performances I SAT ON A ROCK AND LOOKED OUT AT THE «OCEAN» (2014), GREEN (2016) and IN THE DISTANCE, TROY (2018).
Koreograf, utøver, produsent / Choreographer, performer, producer: Magnus Myhr. Kunstnerisk katalysator / Artistic catalyst: Terje Tjøme Mossige. Komponist / Composer: Ingvild Langgård. Scenograf, lysdesigner / Scenographer, lighting designer: Jakob Oredsson. Dramaturg / Dramaturge: Melanie Fieldseth. Teknisk sjef / Technical manager: Arne Lindberget. Produsent / Producer: Ingeborg Husbyn Aarsand. Harpelærere / Harp teachers: Julie Rokseth, Sidsel Walstad. Søm / Seam: Cornelia Schmitt. Foto / Photography : Alice Slyngstad. Co-produksjon / Co-production: Rosendal Teater (Trondheim), BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen), RAS – Regional Arena for Samtidsdans (Sandnes). Samarbeidspartnere / Partners: CSC Bassano del Grappa (IT) / CODA Oslo. International Dance Festival (NO), The Nordic Residency Exchange Program / Reykjavik Dance Festival (IS). Støttet av / Supported by: Norsk Kulturråd, Fond for lyd og bilde, Fond for Utøvende Kunstnere, Det Norske Komponistfond, Oslo kommune.