Helgebostad / Rueslåtten (NO)

| Friday 11 February
At 13:00 – 13:50
Zodiak - Centre for New Dance

CHEERS is a celebration and deformation of cheering as an unpredictable force that never concludes with what it is actually cheering for. Kristin Helgebostad used to be a cheerleader in her teens, and with CHEERS she is sharing her roots with a group of wonderful artists. The performers conjure up energies that strengthen, weaken and transform a fragile, but loving collective. Their throws can be small and careful, their cheers can be whispered or hissed, as long as they instigate action. The ever-changing collective are transforming the chants, pyramids and energies known as cheerleading, while they investigate what cheering is and can be.

Artist / Company Bio

Kristin Ryg Helgebostad is a Norwegian performer and choreographer based in Oslo. Laura Marie Rueslåtten is one of very few professional carillonists in Norway. These two artistic companions have, together with their colleagues, created the handbell-ensemble ULA METALL and the pieces ME TOO/THEE TOO and CHEERS. Since their premieres at Dansens Hus in Oslo, both pieces have been touring extensively nationally and internationally, nominated for the Norwegian Critics Award, chosen for the ICE HOT Nordic Dance Platform and chosen as an Aerowaves Priority Company for Aerowaves. CHEERS won the Natt&Dag Oslo Prize for best stage performance in 2018.

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  • Performers

    Marianne Kjærsund, Sigrid Hirsch Kopperdal, Julie Moviken, Berglind Rafnsdottir, Charlott Utzig, Kristin Ryg Helgebostad, Laura Marie Rueslåtten
  • Choreography

    Kristin Ryg Helgebostad
  • Composer

    Laura Marie Rueslåtten
  • Light/Set Design

    Elisabeth Nilsson
  • Costume/Set Design

    Thale Kvam Olsen
  • Photography

    Simen Dieserud Thornquist
  • Trailer

    Tale Hendnes, video: Vibeke Heide
  • Produced by

    Dansens Hus, Oslo

    Co-producers: Bananaz, Oslo,

    Producers: Kloden at Heddadagene, Oslo, presenter
    Palais De Tokyo, Paris, Do Disturb Festival, presenter
    Dansehallerne, Copenhagen, presenter (show cancelled due to covid)

    Göteborg dans och teaterfestival, Frölunda kulturhus, presenter
  • Supporters

    The Norwegian Arts Council, FFUK, Fond For Lyd og Bilde
  • Premiere date and place

    23. November 2018, Dansens Hus Oslo
  • Duration (minutes)

    48 min
  • Stage dimensions

    10m x 10m x 5m
  • Target group