#dancingrecurrences

Brynjar Åbel Bandlien is a Ph.D.-candidate at Oslo National Academy of the Arts - Department Dance. He will present the result of his artistic research project Dancing Recurrences – a performative practice within dance and dance-making at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter at Høvikodden.

29. November - 1. December 2019 1-4pm

Brynjar Åbel Bandlien is a dancer, a facilitator of dance and Ph.D.-candidate at Oslo National Academy of the Arts - Department Dance. Over the last weekend of November 2019, Bandlien will present the result of his artistic research project Dancing Recurrences – a performative practice within dance and dance-making in the Studio at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter at Høvikodden.

The project will be presented between 13:00 and 16:00 on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 November as well as Sunday 1 December 2019.

Bandlien coins the term recurrences to describe the situations, events, actions, movements and states that recurs in artistic practice and that come out of group work that uses a process-based approach to dance and dance-making. He has let the recurrences lead the way through the process, starting from his two research questions: How can the practice of recurrences become a way to understand an artistic work? How can working with recurrences become a performative practice and an artistic work in and of itself?

The performative practice #dancingrecurrences will be shared over three hours in which the audience is invited to come and go, in and out of the Studio. It is the performative practice that is the main result of the project. In this way, the audience can get a glimpse into how Bandlien together with the four other dancers Ann Christin Berg Kongsness, Roza Moshtaghi, Magnus Myhr and Marte Reithaug Sterud are researching recurrences within different movement qualities.

The artistic reflection of Dancing Recurrences is written in three volumes that consist of texts, illustrations, and interviews from the three-years artistic research process. It will be displayed on the walls of the Studio and in this way be available for the audience to read. In this way, the reflection creates a context for the performative practice, at the same time as it is possible to experience the performative practice danced out within the reflection.

The project draws lines back to the work of the choreographers Amanda Steggell, professor of choreography at Oslo National Academy of the Arts-Department Dance, who is known for her work on dance and new technology at a.o. Henie Onstad Kunstsenter in the mid-90ies, and to the work of the choreographer Michael Klien, professor of choreography at DUKE University College in North Carolina, who worked with dance and algorithms at Frankfurt Ballet at the beginning of the 2000s.

Brynjar Åbel Bandlien is a dancer and facilitator of situations for dance who has created several works and performances over the last twenty-five years. In his Ph.D.-project Dancing Recurrences, he mixes the dance practice with his reflections in the form of texts and drawings. He has also interviewed colleagues and other artists who have worked with algorithms and translating visual sources into expressions of dance. The audience is welcome to experience this physical exploration. The weekend is part of the 2019 Autumn program at Henie Onstad.

Dancing Recurrences: Brynjar Åbel Bandlien

Dancer researchers: Brynjar Åbel Bandlien, Ann Christin Berg Kongsness, Roza Moshtaghi, Magnus Myhr and Marte Reithaug Sterud

Supported by: Oslo National Academy of Dance and Norwegian Artistic Research Program

Program

Friday 29th November

13:00-16:00 Studio

Opening and sharing of the reflection Dancing Recurrences and the performative practice of #dancingrecurrences by and with Brynjar Åbel Bandlien, Ann Christin Berg Kongsness, Roza Moshtaghi, Magnus Myhr and Marte Reithaug Sterud

Saturday 30th November

13:00-16:00 Studio

Sharing of the reflection Dancing Recurrences and the performative practice of #dancingrecurrences by and with Brynjar Åbel Bandlien, Ann Christin Berg Kongsness, Roza Moshtaghi, Magnus Myhr and Marte Reithaug Sterud

Sunday 1st December

13:00-16:00 Studio

Sharing of the reflection Dancing Recurrences and the performative practice of #dancingrecurrences by and with Brynjar Åbel Bandlien, Ann Christin Berg Kongsness, Roza Moshtaghi, Magnus Myhr and Marte Reithaug Sterud

Tickets

Entrance to Dancing Recurrences is 120 kr and a valid ticket also gives access to the other exhibitions at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter for that day. The experience makes the performative practice and the reflection available simultaneously, and the program is made so that it is possible for the audience to come and go in and out of the Studio for as long as the performative practice is being shared. It is the same program on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and tickets are available from Friday 29th November at 11:00 AM.

Welcome!