Philip Berlin (SE)

Le Scénario

Thursday 15 February At 16:00 – 16:45
Den Norske Opera & Ballett

«Le Scénario» revolves around jumping from the modernist tradition of the 60s and 70s. This blends with post-punk, confetti rain and male renaissance fashion. The work investigates the finale as a format, and aims to create dance of high complexity that addresses the pleasure of jumping expansively across the stage. The work explores the moment when the dancer is >>in<< the air, and is rooted in high frequency dance and interacts with abstraction, sensory overload and expansion: jumping through space with a multiple changes of direction, like deers.

Artist / Company Bio

Philip Berlin has shown his choreographic works at Théâtre de la ville, Scenkonstmuseet, Dansens hus, Moderna Museet, MDT and danced in works by Merce Cunningham, Mathilde Monnier, Cristina Caprioli, William Forsythe, Maria La Ribot among others. He studied at The Royal Swedish Ballet School and collaborated and toured internationally with Gisèle Vienne on the production ’Crowd’, nominated for the 2020 Oliver Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Dance. Alongside Ulrika Berg, Cristina Caprioli and Anna Grip he initiated the project SUNDAY RUN UP - a context that brought together artists working in literature, choreography, music and art.

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  • Conception

    Philip Berlin

  • Choreography

    Philip Berlin
  • Dancers/co-creators

    Viktoria Andersson, Darío Barreto-Damas, Linda Blomqvist, Jim De Block & Victor Lans 

  • Choreographic assistant

    Linda Blomqvist
  • Stage design/lighting/costumes

    Daniel Åkerström-Steen

  • Composition

    Yoann Durant
  • Music

    Molchat Doma, Dirty Beaches & Utro
  • Lighting Master/Technical Director

    Viktor Ros Palmklint
  • Tailor

    Kajsa-Lisa Larsson & Gemma Pickerill
  • Production

    Terry Johnson & Sara Bergsmark
  • Administration

    Anna-Karin Domfors/Interim Kultur
  • Rehearsal director of horn

    Bengt Jonsson
  • Press photo/film documentation

    Rikard Nilsson & Björn Lans
  • Film teaser

    Jim De Block
  • Co-producers

    Dansens Hus Stockholm, Dancenet Sweden, Norrlandsoperan, Per Jonsson Dance Center and Ljusdals Riksteaterförening
  • Residence

  • Produced by

    Terry Johnson & Sara Bergsmark/Johnson & Bergsmark
  • Supporters

    Swedish Arts Council, Gävle Region and the municipality of Ljusdal
  • Premiere date and place

  • Duration (minutes)

  • Target group

    Primarily adults, but can also be from 16 years