Svalbard Movements will be a performance created for and inspired by Taubanesentralen at Svalbard. Premiere September 2020.
Svalbard Movements will be Visjoner Teaters first performance in a series of Arctic Projects 2020-2025, based on the research by Maria Ellingsen and Juni Dahr.
The performance concept for Taubanesenstralen is developed in collaboration with the performing artists, actors, musicians, dancer, light and sound designers and involves Store Norske Mandskor and young climate activists from Svalbard.
Scenic concept: Juni Dahr
Artists involved and working toward the opening in 2020: Juni Dahr, María Ellingsen, Reijo Kela, Tore Brunborg, Per Oddvar Johansen.
Music composed by Tore Brunborg. Text material based on the research work Arctic Women by Maria Ellingsen and Juni Dahr.
Light design: Kristin Bredal. Costumes: Silje Fjellberg. Sound: Håvard Hiller. Dramaturgical help: Oda Radoor. Production manager: Marianne Roland. Production assistant: Ida Willassen.
In the working process at Svalbard in September 2019 Inger Buresund was leading the stage work in Juni Dahr’s absence.
Work-in-progress presentations was shown as part of Longyearbyen Litteraturfestival 2019.
Svalbard Movements is produced by Visjoner Teater: www.dahr.no
Artistic director Juni Dahr
The project is made possible by support from Norsk Kulturfond, Nordisk Kulturfond, Norsk-Islandsk Kulturfond, Norsk-Finsk Kulturfond, Fond for Lyd og Bilde, Fritt Ord, Norsk Komponistfond, Artica Svalbard, Dramatikkens Hus and Nordic Culturepoint, Longyearbyen Lokalstyre, Store Norske Kullkompani and in collaboration with Longyearbyen Community during our work towards Svalbard Movements.