Forfatterbevegelsen (The Author Movement) comprises six solos performed by six authors. Each of them has chosen one of their own literary works which they could imagine re-publishing in the form of contemporary dance. Reinvented, the works have also been given new titles: Tur med hunden, Biltema, Tohundreogsyttini, En seremoni et annet sted, Det blir aldri lyst her and En folkedans. Forfatterbevegelsen shows how specific rhythms, tempos, moods and relocation in text can also be found in the bodies of the people who conceived and wrote them. After many years interest in the written form, choreographer Marie Bergby Handeland developed the urge to explore movement with people who usually sit motionless, writing. Working closely with the authors Henning Bergsvåg, Gro Dahle, Tina Åmodt, Kjartan Fløgstad, Gunstein Bakke and Aina Villanger, Bergby Handeland explores what kind of movement language lies within.
- In collaboration with Dansens Hus
Marie Bergby Handeland studied at Iceland Academy of the Arts, Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, and Forfatterstudiet i Bø. Marie has la long-standing interest in working with non-professionals, and Forfatterbevegelsen is a natural progression of her work as an artist. Bergby Handeland describes her choreography as a persistent pressure on the body, something which, rather than working negatively to restrict, suppress and flatten bodies, instead strives to push them outward into ever-increasing expansions.