Kari has embarked on developing her new project “HEAT”.
Together with dancers Ida Haugen, Antero Hein, Thais Hvid and Hanna Filomen Mjåvatn, she started out researching her new ideas at a choreographic research residency provided generously by Mediterranean Dance Center in Svetvincenat, Croatia in June and July 2017.
“HEAT” is a research in what total devotion and dedication might be and mean physically, mentally, emotionally and choreographically. Asking the ultimate question: is this practice a form of extremism?
In this first research residency, developing a common understaning of physical, mental and emotional states, as starting points for developing common movement qualities and themes was essential. During the residency Kari and the dancers explored and developed various choreographic scores, searching for a common idea of collective composition that will serve as basis for developing the work further.
During fall 2017 work on developing her design ideas for the project, as well as seeking additional funds and partners for its planned premiere in 2018 will be the focus. The work is thought as a continuing developing project, where the performance vocabulary will be defined, yet open, and the structures will be open to take in the unique temprature of each performance venue and place the project visits, making for a singular distinctive experience every time.
“Heat” residency in Croatia was made possible with development funds from Arts Council Norway, travel funds from the Norwegian Department of Foreign Affairs and Oslo City Cultural Funds. Photocredit: Kari Hoaas and Antero Hein