New work by Ina Christel Johannessen

By on October 27, 2016

The award-winning Norwegian choreographer Ina Christel Johannessen makes her first own works at the Culture City Theatre. In Come back to see us, we meet six dancers, all men, in a work about brotherhood, alien worlds, cohesion and community. Premiere November 12 on the small stage.

Several of Ina Christel Johannessen’s earlier works are characterized by one or more strong female dancers, one of which has often been the one who redeemed the work. But in this show consists the ensemble entirely of men.

This time I want something completely different than before. I am inspired by brotherhood. I imagine a “flock” brothers, something that often occurs in adventure stories and myths. Brotherhood as a unit. I want to explore the brotherhood by the assumption that within each person are different characters and colors of the personality, says Johannessen.

For this performance has Johannessen inspired by several movies, notably “Bombay Beach” (Alma Har’el, 2011), “Down by Law” (Jim Jarmusch, 1986), “Bad Boy Budy” (Rolf de Heer, 1993 ) and “The Wolfpack (Mosell Crystal, 2015).

They concern all fraternities and enclosed areas in different ways. They tell of the Community but also isolation from the outside world. The films raise questions about how to learn to relate to the outside world when you meet anyone new and strange. In “The Wolfpack” becomes, for example, just film a tool to approach and handle a previously unknown outside world. We construct the world around us or is it the world that create us? says Ina Christel Johannessen.

Come back to see us become Ina Christel Johannessen’s first own works at the Culture City Theatre.

Ina is the choreographer that I would be … She opens up the doors to different worlds that you never knew existed. In the work she manages to bring out new faces of the dancers and the meeting with the audience she builds poetic stories that can be interpreted and read in many different ways, says Kenneth Kvarnström, dance director at the Culture City Theatre.

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