BANGER is a collaboration between composer Ingvild Langgård and choreographer Magnus Myhr. They want to invite the audience into a physical and acoustic environment where pop-music is dissected and stretched to the max. They are searching for the mental and physical joy, comfort and satisfaction that music can provide and create a sensory pop-poetic banger for dreaming and being.
DONT FORGET THE SONGS THAT MADE YOU SMILE… AND THE SONGS THAT SAVED YOUR LIFE*
Ingvild Langgård (composer) and Magnus Myhr (choreographer) first met at Myhr's HEARTFELT (2020) and Langgård/Becker's SKELETON WOMAN (2020). Now two minor-tuned souls will try to tune, listen and dance themselves and the audience into some kind of major scale. BANGER is their first collaborative project. Magnus wants it to be like Bruce Springsteen's "Tougher than the rest", while Ingvild wants it to be more like Kate Bush's "Waking the witch".
Rubber Ring, The Smiths*
The performance premiers at Black Box Teater in Oslo 25th of January 2024 and also plays at RAS - regional arena for samtidsdans 7th of February 2024.
Ingvild Langgård is a composer, singer and sound artist educated at the Norwegian National Academy of Fine Arts. Langgård creates music for ensemble, contemporary dance, theatre, film and art installations. She has released two albums under the name Phaedra, and an album with the duo Runnershigh. Langgård has created or performed music at the National Theatre, The Norwegian Theatre, Ultima Festival, Øyafestivalen, Chicago Contemporary Art Museum, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati, brut-Wien, Kampnagel, Inkonst, Munch Museum and Henie Onstad Kunstsenter. As the duo Becker/Langgård, in collaboration with set designer Signe Becker, she has created the productions New Skin (2017) and Skeleton Woman (2020), works in the borderland between concert, installation and performance. Langgård was nominated for The Hedda Award 2022 for best sound design for Skeleton Woman. https://www.ingvildlanggard.com
Magnus Myhr is from Klæbu and graduated as a dance artist from the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, BA modern and contemporary dance in 2007, and has broad experience as a performer in the project-based field of dance, performance, musical and theatre. He has worked at institutions such as The Norwegian Touring Theatre, Trøndelag Theatre and Carte Blanche - Norway's national company for contemporary dance under the direction of Hooman Sharifi. In 2013 he made his debut at The National Theatre as an actor in, among others, The Maids by Jean Genet and Showing by Cecilie Løveid, which won The Norwegian Critics' Award 2014 for best text and direction. He has choreographed and produced the solo performances JEG SATT PÅ EN STEIN OG SÅ UTOTOVER "HAVET" (2014), GRØNN (2016), I DET FJERNE, TROJA (2018) and HEARTFELT (2020), all co-produced by Black Box teater, Rosendal Teater, RAS - regional arena for contemporary dance and BIT Teatergarasjen. He has choreographed for theatre since 2018 in collaboration with directors Peer Perez Øian at The Norwegian Theatre, Kim Bjarke and Synne Teksum at Oslo Nye Teater and Hildur Kristinsdottir at Den Nationale Scene. Collaboration with Kjersti Haugen since 2021 with Monica Isakstuen's Mine venner at The Norwegian Touring Theatre, Den lille Prinsen at The National Theatre and Så som i himmelen at Trøndelag Theatre. https://magnusmyhr.no/
|Elisabeth Kjeldahl Nilsson
|Terje Tjøme Mossige, Sigrid Hirsch Kopperdal, Martin Langlie, Øyvind Røsrud, Ingvild Langgård and Magnus Myhr
|Black Box teater, Oslo og Studio ALTA, Praha, RAS -regional arena for samtidsdans, Sandnes, Rosendal Teater, Trondheim
|Norsk Kulturråd, Fond for lyd og bilde, Fond for utøvende kunstnere and Bergersenstiftelsen
|Solidarity ticket (Pay a little extra so that those who can't can pay less)
Rosendal Teater is placed in the eastern part of Trondheim, at the other side of the crossing near Lademoen Church. The closest bus stop is Rønningsbakken. Bicycle parking at our wall towards the gas station.
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