kickin’ it norwegian style

NØ5 – Norway In New York (at P.S. 122) got off to a great start on Wednesday with zero visibility corp’s “…its only a rehearsal” (see the review in the NY TIMES)! Last night and tonight are Baktruppen (8pm) and Ole Mads Vevle (10pm). Baktruppen is one of Norway’s most established performance ensembles and have been making work together for twenty years. This piece, Un-Do-Three is their first attempt at dance. It is a light-hearted riff on the genre of modern dance, created by a bunch of middle-aged Norwegians in tights. Dryly humorous, they started with a Merce Cunningham film called Deli Commedia, which they learned step-by-step, and built out the piece from there. Ole Mads Vevle’s “But What’s It All About?” is a tongue-in-cheek fable about a man and his television. Told in video and live performance Vevle recounts a story of a man whose television becomes his oracle. The performance concludes with a screening of Vevle’s film (co-directed with Eivind Tolås) Love Is The Law, which won two prizes during the Critics Week at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival.

Both shows are FREE.

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