Rom for dans
The performance # Me & U explores issues related to identity, body and relationships, and wants to make young people aware of their own expressions and choices. How do we (look at) each other and how do we talk to / with each other?
In the wake of #Metoo, and at least in today’s image and sharing culture on social media, we see that young people need tools to talk about body, boundaries, gender and sexuality, and to set boundaries for what they want to be part of. . This year’s national Youth Data report also shows that an ever-increasing body pressure is occurring among young people. Social media and an increasing focus on the body, exercise and diet means that this is perceived as stressful, both for boys and girls. . The performance
# Me & U emphasizes dialogue, interaction and tolerance, and highlights more qualities of being young than external things such as appearance and performance.
# Me & U is a two-part production. First, an hour-long workshop is held where the young people participate in the creative process and display. Participants meet each other actively, reflect together, share experiences, participate in an artistic process and create short choreographies. Material from the workshop is taken further into a stage performance.
The audience first sits in groups around each “their” performer. Five dance solos take place in the room. The audience gets close to one performer and his or her personal story, with topics such as gender identity, courage to make their own choices, inadequacy, body fixation and sexuality. The five solos take place simultaneously in the room, and sounds and stories spread to each other. Eventually, the five practitioners come together in different tableaux and recognizable situations; the classroom, the schoolyard, at a party, etc.
We experience strong stories of support, betrayal, exclusion, vulnerability, infatuation, unity and strength.
We have a very limited number of tickets. Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org with request.
Artistic responsibility: Caroline Wahlström Nesse
Professional responsibility: Caroline Wahlström Nesse and Camilla Myhre
Playwright: Marius Kjos
Composer: Julia Gjertsen
Costume: Antti Björn
Light: Anders Ødegaard
Producer: Room for Dance with Camilla Myhre
a mustering / festival for, by and with children and young people.
The mustering / festival KROMspring is a collection of 5 of our professional works, as well as performances where children and young people themselves are creative and performing.
KROMspring contains workshops and performances produced for DKS where children and young people can participate, experience, create and reflect. The workshops and performances are offered to school classes in Oslo during the day, as well as to a limited adult audience connected to the festival Showbox, arranged by Scenekunstbruket.
On Friday, we arrange in collaboration with ShowBox a workshop on participation.
Our work at Rom for Dans springs from a relational artistic practice that invites interaction, bodily experience and experience. The basis is an overriding artistic goal of seeing the individual, working with inclusion and democracy, and addressing issues that affect being human in encounters with others.
It is a goal that KROMspring will become an annual event. All performances during KROMspring are followed by various writers and researchers who will develop texts for a collection of articles / anthology that deals with creative work, children, young people, participation and reflection.