IN THE DISTANCE, TROYA personal, physical and poetic quest to cast off gender expectations
Thursday December 13th
10:00 – 12:00
Bíó Paradís, Hverfisgata 54
In the distance, Troy is a physical poem in which movement, light and music intertwine. As a feminine man I embody a conflict between expectations of femininity and masculinity. In this performance I dig deeper into my personal experience and challenge these categories through the poetic and physical power of the body.
Like a Greek choir
I will let my body
Let it ripple
and just before
take it back:
FEMI FEMI FEMI FEMI FEMI FEMI FEMI FEMI FEMI FEMI FEMI FEMI
Magnus Myhr, born 1985, has performed in dance and theatre productions since 2007, both independent projects and in institutions such as Trøndelag Teater, Riksteateret, The National Theatre in Oslo and Carte Blanche – The Norwegian National Company of Contemporary Dance. His own work is based on personal experience and concerned with themes relating to adolescence, the performance of gender and the innate vanity of human beings.
Magnus’ soloworks have been co-produced and presented at Teaterhuset Avant Garden, Black Box teater, RAS – regional arena for samtidsdans and BIT Teatergarasjen. In the distance, Troy has been presented 14 times since its premiere in February 2018, last shown at Gothenburg Theater and Dance Festival and Bodø Biennale.
Choreographer, performer, producer: Magnus Myhr
Music: Bendik Giske
Scenography, lights, costume, photo: Chrisander Brun
Artistic catalyst/outside eye: Terje Tjøme Mossige
Dramaturge: Melanie Fieldseth, Black Box Teater
Producer: Inger-Reidun Olsen
Technical Manager: Magnus Boyd/Kristjan Belgau
Co-produced by: Teaterhuset Avant Garden, BIT Teatergarasjen, RAS – regional arena for samtidsdans, Black Box Teater
Supported by: Arts Council Norway, The Norwegian Composers’ Fund, The Audio and Visual Fund, The City of Oslo, Fritt Ord Foundation, The Fund for Performing Artists, Sør-Trøndelag County Authority
Photo credit: Chrisander Brun