“HEAT” tour to Ukraine, June 2019

“HEAT” tours to Zeylonka Space Up International Contemporary Dance Festival with workshops and performances in Kiev and Dnipro:

June 6th, 2019 – HEAT workshop – Zeylonka Space Up International Contemporary Dance festival, Kiev, Ukraine
June 7th, 2019 – HEAT#3 rising in Kiev – performance – Zeylonka Space Up International Conteporary Dance festival, Kiev, Ukraine
June 9th, 2019 – HEAT workshop –  Zeylonka Space Up International Contemporary Dance Festival, Dnipro, Ukraine
June 9th, 2019 – HEAT#4 rising in Dnipro – performance – Zeylonka Space Up International Contemporary Dance Festival, Dnipro, Ukraine

Now I see that I will never find the light unless like the candle I am my own fuel consuming myself.– Bruce Lee

HEAT is the second work by Kari Hoaas in a cycle of works dealing with the vast issues of human created climate change, offering alternative approaches to dealing with the challenges and emotional fallout the continued political paralysis in facing these issues create. Other works in the cycle are Be Like Water(2015) and the upcoming series Pure Projects

HEAT is a post-apocalyptic installation that transforms into a performance that evolves into a dance party and community event. 
Merging the lines seperating concert dance and social dance, highart and popular cultures, HEAT seeks to motivate spontanious mass mobilization, exposing and blurring the lines between community and individuality, dependence and interdependence, leaders and followers. Aiming for the extatic, the work offers a unique and immersive group experience, where the simple joy of moving our bodies to rythm together becomes a radical act.

In the creation of HEAT choreographer Kari Hoaas has joined forces with Norwegian DJ Niwin and concert lighting designer Tord Eliassen to create an everevolving performance format that adapts and changes with each location, connecting directly to local artistic communities and audiences.

Concept, choreography, direction: Kari Hoaas
Dancers HEAT touring cast Ukraine 2019: Christine Kjellberg, Thais Hvid, Jonas Örkner
Music selection and live mix by DJ Niwin / Nikolai Nypan
Set music selection credits: Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch, Frank Sinatra, Lulu Rouge featuring Trentemøller
Lightdesign and tour technician: Tord Eliassen
Costumes: Caroline Drønen Ekornes in collaboration with Kari Hoaas
Promotional photos and video: Marius Hauge
Performance photos, video documentation and trailer: Antero Hein

Ukraine tour made possible with funding by Arts Council Norway and the Norwegian Fund for Performing Artists. HEAT production made possible with funding from Arts Council Norway. Project development and residency support by Norwegian Department of Foreign Affairs, Norwegian Fund for Performing Artists, the City of Oslo and Art Council Norway. Co-production and residencies at Dansekunst i Greenland and R.E.D. Arena, Norway; Vitlycke Center for Performing Arts, Sweden, and Meditteranean Dance Center, Croatia. 

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