RESIDENCY AT ROM FOR DANS
Rom For Dans, Oslo, Norway
28.12.15-03.01.16

DAY 1: Collective Protest

Today, after yet another time dragging all the cardboard boxes from one place to another and getting some strange looks from people passing by on the street, we found ourselves at Rom for Dans. As we used to study in the same building at Skolen for Samtidsdans (The School for New Dance), we found ourselves at home straight away!


We developed a new sequence we like to call the COLLECTIVE PROTEST, which will (hopefully) be powerful, matcho and womanly, with inspiration from Haka. 
Haka is a traditional ancestral war cry, dance or challenge of the Māori people of New Zealand.

Our limbs were thrusting and piercing through the air, like a rocket machine.... therefor our limbs will probably be sore tomorrow....

To be continued..!

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THE HAKA DANCE

DAY 2/3: Circular Boxes, Timing and Coffee

The two past days we've been working on our "Haka" voices, and we've been moving in circular patterns whilst passing boxes to re configurate the space. We've been working on strange timings between voice, movement and music. Being Norwegian, coffee has been an essential part of our rehearsals. We finished the structure of the piece and are excited to see how the "new" and "old" part fits together. 
On Saturday the photographer Peter Hypher will come and take photos for us! 

DAY 4/5: Coming together, photos, philosophy

The last days we have been running the whole structure of the piece to see how it all fits together, we are curious to see how the audience respond to our "new" sections. Photographer Peter D. Hypher came and took amazing photos for us. He also mentioned the German philosopher Martin Heidegger, and how he think his ideas has similarities to our work. We spoke about individuality, authenticity and how our environment affects us, or how other people read us. 
We are now ready to take (DI)VISION to London, with new English boxes, the 22nd of January 2016 at The Place. 

We would like to say a big thank you to Rom for Dans who have been hosting us for this week in December. 

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