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Stavanger 2008 and Sauda invited us to choreograph for the heavenly Mountain of Sauda, 600 metres above sea level.

The term ’himlaleite’ is an old local word for the meetingplace between heaven and mountain. This place, also a non-place as it moves to another space as you move towards it. The skicentre of Djuvsbotn became the Site for the performance, commissioned by Stavanger 2008, was prepared and became a beautiful amphy theatre seating 1000 audience in pure snow. Inititially inspired by Sauda author Kjartan Fløgstad where in his novel Grand Manilla pink elephants rain from the sky. We wanted to create a choreography where jibbers ’rained’ from the sky, both expert jibbers of world class and local competent youngsters. We wanted to find the connection between the jibbers’ aeral tricks and risky landings, and the dancers pirouetts, landings and artistic dealings with the surface. The tour en l’air of the classical ballett repertoir as well as many turning tricks of the jibbers were juxtaposed and displayed on a snow palette which was sometimes natural and sometimes filled with Marianne Seljords 3-D projected images of airballoons, dolphins playing and futuristic flowerbeds.

 

Artistic team

Choreographers
ANNE GRETE ERIKSEN & LEIF HERNES / DANSDESIGN


Projectleader / producer
MOCCI RYEN


Artistic coordinator
KATINKA RYDIN BERGE


Producers assistant
PELLE GUSTAVSEN


Dramaturg
HALLDIS HOAAS


Costumedesign
INDRANI BALGOBIN


Composer
BJARNE KVINSLAND


3-D Visual artist
MARIANNE SELSJORD

Lightdesign
INGER JOHANNE BYHRING


Production team
RAGNAR FOSSTVEIT, HANS AGNAR WIGELIUS, KJETTIL JANSON, JON HÅTVEIT, WEST AUDIO/BENJAMIN DAHL, HOVE LYSDESIGN/JENS BRYNE, RUNE ANDERSEN, METTE HELEN SEIM, RAGNAR FOSSTVEIT, RAGNHILD JOHANNESEN, KJELL AMGNE LALID, LARS REIDAR FOSSTVEIT, HILDEGUNN ÅSHEIM


Dancers
LONE TORVIK, IDA WIGDEL, GURO RIMESLÅTTEN, INGER MALENE GLETTE, GRY BECH-HANSSEN, KENNETH FLAK, ERIKA HEBBERT LARSEN, GARRY TOMINSON, LEIF NYGAARD, SULEKA ALI OMAR, JULIE EKORNES, WILFRIED SEETHALER, THOMAS LÆGREID GUNDERSEN


Balanceartist
ESKIL RØNNINGSBAKKEN


Jibbers and snowboarder, ANDREAS HÅTVEIT
ANDERS BAKKE, JON BRATAKER, ERIK LØFTEN BØRRESEN, SONDRE ELIASSEN, STIAN ERIKSEN, ØYSTEIN FORNES, FREDRIK PERRY, SIGBJØRN TVEIT, TOBIAS BJØNNES, SONDRE FOSSTVEIT, GUNNAR ANDRE GAUTHUN, CHRISTOFFER GJERDE, VETLE INGE HALSNES, KJARTAN HEGGEBØ, MATHIAS LANDE, SONDRE LARSSON, LARS HENRIK KILLINGLAND LØGE, MADS RØSSLAND SKAR, CHRISTIAN HELGE SWAN


Group leaders
JON HÅTVEIT, LARS IVAR PETTERSEN LØGE


Musicians
ROLF-ERIK NYSTRØM, HILD SOFIE TAFJORD, EIRIK RAUDE, MARKUS HERNES


Local singers SONOR
Conductor BERIT GUGGEDAL


OSCAR COLL, EGIL DAHL-OLSEN, GØSTA EKHOLDT, OLE JOHAN ILSTAD, JOSTEIN LØLAND, ALF GUNNAR PAULSEN, GEIR SKÅTEVIK, SVEIN I. THOMASSEN, TOR-OVE VALSKÅR, RAGNHILD ANDERSEN, ODDBJØRG AUSTERHEIM, WENCHE BERSTAD, GRO V.BIRKELAND, IDA G. D.JUV, MARIT S.Aa. FOSSTVEIT, ODDNY KJELLSEN, NANCY LUND, BERIT NYGÅRD, ANITA RØYRØY, INGEBROG F.SAUA, AILE SAHR VOLDEN, TORHILD WERDAL, ÅSE KAREN WIIG, ANNE KRISTIN ØYE, MAGNI BÅRDSEN

Young local skiers


 

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