A double bill presented by RIVA the Faroese Dance Company
Memories, whether preserved or suppressed, stay in our bodies and leave behind marks. As we physically change our memories change with us. Memories can be the remnants of a time gone by, a place, a person or an occurrence. Reminiscing about good times; trying to make sense of blurry occurrences gone by in an intoxicated state; wanting to latch onto the memory or trying to run away from it.
MINNISBROT (MEMORY FRAGMENTS) is a double bill dance performance presented by RIVA the Faroese Dance Company. A performance that entwines dance and poetry. The two duets being presented are: ‘tveyeini’ (two-alone) by Rannvá G. Niclasen and Vár B. Árting and ‘Minni: neglir klóra rygg’ (Memory: nails scratching back) by Beinir Bergsson and Búi Rouch.
The common thread is the connection between two bodies and the emotional interplay between the two. The works deal with themes of yearning, longing and the intimacy between two bodies on stage. The double bill is a journey through a series of memory fragments, both personal and as told by others, in an effort to embody and depict them through movement.
two-alone // tveyeini
Two bodies entwined in movement on a journey through fragments of memories. Through a juxtaposition of pedestrian body language, abstract and performative movements the sense of reality is distorted and a new universe is shaped, reflecting the emotional spectrum connected to the themes. The frame for the soundscape is Klingra’s new album “...eftir”.
Memory: nails scratching back // Minni: neglir klóra rygg
The work puts forth a landscape of memories, a collision of poems and movements about queer yearning. Six memories about intimacy, bodycontact and sexual assault are depicted through the flux of words and movements. Seeking a way to recollect these memories through bodily material and utterances.
Choreography and performance: Vár B. Árting and Rannvá G. Niclasen
Sound editing: Vár B. Árting and Rannvá G. Niclasen
Costumes: Vár B. Árting and Rannvá G. Niclasen
Minni: neglir klóra rygg
Performance: Búi Rouch og Beinir Bergsson
Choreography: Búi Rouch
Text: Beinir Bergsson
Soundscape: Sjúrður Tróndheim
Other music: I am an Animal eftir Gorovich & About a Forest eftir Lauri Lest
Costumes: Guðrun & Guðrun
Producers: Vár B. Árting og Rannvá G. Niclasen
Light design: Villiam Soo Joensen
Scenography (design): Vár B. Árting og Rannvá G. Niclasen
Scenography (build): Anngrím Árting og Jørgin B. Árting
Photographer: Gwenaël Akira Helmsdal Carré
Thank you Norðurlandahúsið, Dansifrøi, Løkshøll, Dansverkstæðið and Havnar Fimleikafelag
Supported by Mentanargrunnur Landsins, Almanna- og Mentamálaráðið, Nordisk Kulturfond and Listaflog