Siri Jøntvedt (NO)

fifty ways to leave a shape

Thursday 15 February At 10:00 – 11:30
VEGA Scene

"fifty ways to leave a shape" is a personal solo about the internal processing of having to say goodbye to a body part after more than thirty years as a dance artist. It is a tribute to worn out hips, a welcoming of two brand new joints, and a reset in order to identify new opportunities. On her sensory journey, Siri Jøntvedt explores the realisation that everything changes and the search for new physical meaning. Through various expressions of song, film, text and dance, the audience can join this poetic and personal journey seeing traces of what she has been through and what is to come.

Artist / Company Bio

Siri Jøntvedt is an experienced and fearless dancer with a distinctive style – original, serious and humorous. As a performer, choreographer and teacher she has been active nationally and internationally since 1990. Jøntvedt’s artistic practice revolves around the experimental, the personal, the human and honest, and her physical practices are based on love for the art of dance, as well as working with voice and text.

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  • Concept, choreography, text, performer

    Siri Jøntvedt
  • Composer and sound designer

    Gyrid Nordal Kaldestad
  • Light designer

    Evelina Dembacke
  • Dramaturg and filmmaker

    Darko Dragičević
  • Outer eye and voice

    Øyvind B. Lyse
  • «Pavane» (Maurice Ravel)

    performed by Kari Jøntvedt
  • Assistant

    Amy Pender
  • Video

    Vibeke Heide
  • Photo

    Tale Hendnes
  • Co-production

    Dans i Trøndelag, Dansekunst i Grenland og DansiT
  • Premiere date and place

    03.03.2023 Dansens Hus, Oslo