Photo: Ola Rindal

The Field

The Field is a performance with one dancer and a surrounding soundscape. The work speculates on the body’s plastic nature and what it would look like if we could see this capacity of receiving and creating form happening on a neurological level in the brain. Proceeding from the idea that the body is a radiant, sensorial hub that, on a micro-level, imbibes and pours out information constantly - the performance The Field exposes and exaggerates this plasticity through the choreography. In this setting, the body can turn into a meaty, forceful, sensuous lump. Or, a spinning malleable flower.

The plastic nature our body encompass doesn’t only imply that it is the creator and receiver of form but also an agent of disobedience to certain forms, a refusal to submit to a model. Learning from the resistance existing inside our bodies, The Field asks what we can expect from the body? How to choreograph the body’s capacity to transform us through experiences, to make us and our surroundings change through cultivating specific relations? Whence the poetic images of The Field arise.

The Field premiered October 22nd 2020 at the dance Biennale Oktoberdance at BIT-Teatergarasjen in Bergen.

Photos by Ola Rindal, Illustration by Tarje Eikanger Gullaksen.
  • Concept & Choreography
  • Developed with and performed by
  • Musical composition
  • Set-design & Costume
  • Light design
  • Co-produced by
  • Premiere
  • Rosalind Goldberg
  • Jens Jeffry Trinidad
  • Daniel Glatzel
  • Alexander Krantz
  • Anton Andersson
  • BIT-Teatergarasjen
  • Black Box Teater, Oslo
  • Weld, Stockholm
  • October 22th 2020. Oktoberdans, BIT-Teatergarasjen, Bergen.

Supported by Arts Council Norway and Oslo National Academy of the Arts.