PEOPLE/LOT´S OF PEOPLE - By Ingvild Isaksen

 

The video is from a performance of PEOPLE at Dansens hus in Oslo in May 2017

 

 

People have an inlaid feeling that they have the ability to predict the future, or if they see patterns they have a built in feeling that they’re meaningful, and a built in feeling that they can control things. – Leonard Mlodinow

People was born from the interview That’s so random! with Leonard Mlodinow. The interview describes how people naturally want to give meaning to what they see. Put together with a structure inspired by Rudolf Laban’s A-scale it has resulted in a confusing, hypnotizing, bizarre and occasionally frantic piece where the dancers persistently explore patterns in and around the space.

Now the piece has grown up to be a full evening site specific performance with as many as 18 performers! Hence the new title Lots of People.

Choreography and sound: Ingvild Isaksen
Scenography: Ida Grimsgaard
Performers and co-creators: Elisa Vassena, Masako Matsushita, Maren Fidje Bjørneseth, Julie Rasmussen, Ingvild Isaksen, Alessandra Ruggeri, Hilde I Sandvold, Mikael Rønne, Ida Haugen, Ingvild Mæhle, Katja Henriksen Schia, Julie Moviken, Irene Vesterhus Theisen , Birgitte Lundtoft, Sigrid Marie Kittelsaa Vesaas, Iselin Borgan, Vilde Sagstad Imeland, Dina Jaroussac Moen, Tuva Selmer-Olsen, Timothy Bartlett
Singer: Elin Røsok Richardsen

Sound score: Excerpts from the interview ‘That’s So Random!’- found at radio.seti.org/episodes/That_s_So_Random_ , ‘Vouge’-Madonna, ‘Baywatch theme’-David Hasslehoff, ‘Sound of silence’-Simon and Garfunkle, ‘First we take Manhattan’-Leonard Cohen, ‘No limits’-2Unlimited, ‘Jump’-Kriss Kross, ‘Mambo no.5’-Lou Bega, ‘I will always love you’- Whitney Houston all edited by Ingvild Isaksen.

Lots of People premiered on the 8th of July then became a double bill with Ingri Fiksdal’s Shadows of tomorrow on Sunday 9th of July. Co-produced by Ravnedans, supported by the Norwegian Art Council and Cultiva Express.

Lot´s of people at Ravnedans 2017

PEOPLE at Dansens Hus Oslo 2017 - Photo: Tale Hendnes

PEOPLE at Dansens Hus Oslo 2017 - Photo: Tale Hendnes

PEOPLE at Dansens Hus Oslo 2017 - Photo: Tale Hendnes