With this new piece I continue the process of writing that I have developed in previous works. In the trilogy Black (2011), No Title (2014) and We to be (2015), I was exploring the possibilities and limits of language and how this extends into real space. The access to imagination took place through language, and the closeness to the audience developed with the writing. With oslo I aim at another way of generating presence and imagination, where not only the performer on stage is central to what is taking place. This time the writing extends into the whole theatre space, multiplying the voices, the actions, the moments, the imaginations – the things and the beings.
created and performed by: Mette Edvardsen
in collaboration with: Mari Matre Larsen et al.
music composed by: Matteo Fargion
light design: Bruno Pocheron
production assistant: Maya Wilsens
production: Mette Edvardsen/ Athome, Manyone
co-production: Kaaitheater (Brussels), BUDA (Kortrijk), Black Box teater (Oslo),
Teaterhuset Avant Garden (Trondheim), BIT – Teatergarasjen (Bergen), Skogen (Gothenburg)
supported by: Norsk Kulturråd, Norwegian Artistic Research Program – Oslo National Academy of the Arts, apap-Performing Europe 2020 - a project co-founded by Creative Europe Programme of the European Union
Mette Edvardsen was nominated for the Critics Award in the category of dance for the performance oslo.
oslo was nominated for the Oslo Award by Natt&Dag magazine for best performance 2017.
MDT (Stockholm) 21, 22 February 2019
Skogen & Statsteatern (Gothenburg) 17, 18 October 2018
Theaterszene Europa, studiobühneköln (Cologne) 24 May 2018
Idiorritmias, MACBA (Barcelona) 5 May 2018
Live Arts Week VII, Xing (Bologna) 20 April 2018
Close Encounters, Dansehallerne (Copenhagen) 17, 18 February 2018
BIT - Teatergarasjen (Bergen) 26, 27 January 2018
Het Veem (Amsterdam) 6 December 2017
Reykjavik Dance Festival (Reykjavik) 15 November 2017
Espacios Ibsen (Havana, Cuba) 3 November 2017
STUK (Leuven) 25, 26 October 2017
Black Box teater (Oslo) 11, 12, 13, 14 October 2017
BUDA (Kortrijk) 7 October 2017
Bastard, Teaterhuset Avantgarden (Trondheim) 20, 21 September 2017
Stamsund Internasjonale Teaterfestival (Stamsund) 31 May 2017
PERFORMATIK, Kaaistudio’s (Brussels) 28, 29 March 2017
Oslo Internasjonale Teaterfestival, Black Box teater (Oslo) 9, 10 March 2017