Panflutes and Paperwork

Ingrid Berger Myhre and Lasse PassagePanflutes and Paperwork

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What does “dancing to music” really mean? And how do you create music for dance? In their duet, choreographer Ingrid Berger Myhre and composer Lasse Passage playfully examine the relationships between dance and music using scores to prioritise structure over skill, method over indulgence. The title of their duet alludes to the contrast between the wet and the dry; on one hand, panflutes are playful and passionate; on the other hand, paperwork refers to notation and implies bureaucracy.

The tensions between these states echo with the overused conventions of the well-known choreographer-composer constellation. With both tools at hand, panflutes and paperwork, Ingrid Berger Myhre and Lasse Passage devise amusing games that rearrange their rules.

Performance: Ingrid Berger Myhre and Lasse Passage
Music: Lasse Passage and Ingrid Berger Myhre
Light: Edwin van Steenbergen
Advice: Alex Zakkas, Merel Heering
Costumes: Min Li
Funded by Arts Council Norway
Co-produced by Dansateliers Rotterdam (NL), Black Box Teater (NO), CSC Bassano Del Grappa (IT), WP Zimmer (BE)
Supported by P.A.R.T.S., Rimi/Imir Senter for Scenekunst, Moving Futures Festival, FPK Nieuwe Makers Regeling, Dansenett Norge.

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Ingrid Berger Myhre is a choreographer and dancer currently based in Brussels. She recently took part  in the Research Studio’s 17-18 at P.A.R.T.S. and has previously studied Modern Theatre Dance at the Amsterdam School of the Arts (NL). She holds an MA in Choreography; Research and Performance from ex.e.r.ce at the Choreographic Centre in Montpellier (FR).

Language and semiotics are central elements to Myhre’s artistic work. Her sharp eye for composition and casual play with expectation comes together in unpretentious and humorous performances such as BLANKS (2017), selected for Aerowaves Twenty 18, and most recently PANFLUTES AND PAPERWORK (2019), a collaboration with Lasse Passage. She has also been commissioned to create pieces for the Amsterdam School of the Arts, Oslo National Academy of the Arts and Conny Janssen Danst. In her next production IN OTHER WORDS (2020), she continues her exploration of the capacities and shortcomings of language, using it as a scaffold for dance as poetic expression.

Myhre is an associated choreographer at Dansateliers Rotterdam. She received the Arts Council Norway’s Artists Working Grant in 2016-2017 and she is currently supported by the Dutch Performing Arts Fund’s Nieuwe Makers Regeling, a two-year development support programme (2019 - 2020) for young artists.

Composer and recording artist Lasse Passage started studying composition at Griegakademiet in Bergen and holds a BA in Sonology from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. Coloured by the electroacoustics and the rhythmical music, his compositional work is shaped by different mediums and expressions; acousmatic pieces, concept-based sound installations, lo-fi electronics and alternative pop-music. His versatile approach has also brought him to become a regular collaborator in the independent dance and theatre scenes. 

In recent years, he has received commissions from the percussion ensemble SISU, the chamber group Alpaca, solo works for Kristine Tjøgersen and Ole-Martin Hauser and the acousmatic piece “Hei!”, which was selected for the New York Electroacoustic Music Festival in 2017. As a songwriter, his previous record “Stop Making Sense and Start Making Success” is being followed up in 2019 with the release of a new album titled "Sunwards".

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