“On the desperate edge of now” tour to St. Petersburg, Russia, July 2016

On the desperate edge of now will be performed at Open Look International Summer Dance Festival at New Stage Alexandrinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia, July 3rd and 4th at 20.00, 2016.

Best Performance of Program New Prize – Georgian Theater Critics Association at Tbilisi International Festival 2015
“Fragile masterpiece” – critic Lars Elton for Budstikka, Bærum, Norway
“Calm and raw” – critic Sverre Joakimsen for Finnmark Dagblad, Hammerfest, Norway

On the desperate edge of now is an evening length dance work conceived for an all male cast, investigating masculinity, physicality and the impact of male cultures; a dance performance about violence, vulnerability, power, powerlessness and men. Through themes of ritual, combat, competition and play, the work investigates collectivity versus the individual. Where lies the blurry line separating friends and foes? Collective and individual?


Concept, choreography and direction: Kari Hoaas
Performers: Kenneth Flak, Antero Hein, Erik Rulin, Anton Wretling, Oscar Sunesson
Performers and co-creators during research period: Sudesh Adhana, Erik Rulin, Ahmad Salhi, Jonas Örknér, Tomos Young
Lighting design: Tobias Leira
Sounddesign: Morten Pettersen in collaboration with Kari Hoaas
Costume design: Signe Vasshus in collaboration with Kari Hoaas
Scenography: Carl Nilssen-Love in collaboration with Kari Hoaas
Producer: Annika Ostwald
Music: Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, Enrico Caruso, Adeliani Patti, Stephane Grappelli, Mr Bungle, Yoko Kanno
Text: Willam Shakespeare, Freddy Mercury, performers in collaboration with Kari Hoaas
Song: “Shoreline” Broder Daniel
Photo credit: Marius Hauge
Video documentation and trailer: Millimedia.no

Premiered April 9th, 2013 at RAS/Sandnes Kulturhus Norway. Co-producers: Dansearena Nord, Tou Scene, RAS/Sandnes Kulturhus, Bærum Kulturhus
Creation support: Arts Council Norway, Fund for Performing Artsits, Fund for Sound an Image

Russian tour supported by: Performing Arts Hub Norway, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Arts Council Norway, Fund for Sound and Image and Fund for Performing Artsits

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