ANNA&CO & Nils Petter Molvær: SÅLE

Blowing away the dark secrets of wartime Norway in a three-part dance work with music by electronic jazz legend Nils Petter Molvær.

16–18 September 2022
150–250 kr

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Exploring identity in the shadow of Quisling

ANNA&CO & Nils Petter Molvær: SÅLE (2022, WP)

In its beautiful setting on the island of Bygdøy in Oslo, Villa Grande hides a dark past. During the Second World War the building was the home base of Vidkun Quisling, the notorious Nazi sympathiser who took the role of minister president of Norway under German occupation.

The listed building was thoroughly de-Nazified more than 80 years ago. Today, The Norwegian Centre for Holocaust and Minority Center is based at Ville Grande. In SÅLE, dancers and performers – soundtracked by live music from Norwegian modern trumpet legend Nils Petter Molvær – take over the building and grounds of Villa Grande in a three-part event that raises questions about identity, belonging and the movement of peoples.

The listed building was thoroughly de-Nazified more than 80 years ago. Today, The Norwegian Centre for Holocaust and Minority Center is based at Ville Grande. In SÅLE, dancers and performers – soundtracked by live music from Norwegian modern trumpet legend Nils Petter Molvær – take over the building and grounds of Villa Grande in a three-part event that raises questions about identity, belonging and the movement of peoples.

Part 1 - Hukodden, Bygdøy (outdoors)
Nadege Kubwayo (dance) and Nils Petter Molvær (trumpet)
Arrival in a new and unfamiliar environment and the attempt to find yourself in your surroundings. Physical and mental survival.

Part 2 - Rose Garden, HL-senteret (outdoors)
A diverse group of people – students from Nordic Black X-press – arrives, takes over and constructs a model of Villa Grande at one end of the garden. Featuring Franklin Mukadi, Kristine Elisabeth Opsahl, Amalie Sasha Scanke, Yara Emilie Bjaarstad Medina, Jawad Aziz, Mubarak Muse, Victor Kimathi Mati and Hibba Najeeb.

Part 3 - Storsalen, HL-senteret (indoors)
In Storsalen, we meet three well-fed, blind and uncaring characters in a tableau performed by Terje Tjøme Mossige, Runa Rebne and Martin Slaatto. Do such people belong to the past, or are they still present in our own time?

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Large sections of the performance take place outdoors. Please remember to dress appropriately for the weather on the day, and we recommend bringing something comfortable to sit on.

Nils Petter Molvær

Foto:

Villa grande

Director, choreographer

Anna Charlotta Nordanstedt / ANNA & CO

Trumpet

Nils Petter Molvær

Sound art, music production

Jørgen Larsson

Costumes

Sophia Bolla Frykstam

Producer, spatial/visual designer

Mio Oribe Stuberg Ueno

Lighting

Ingunn Fjellang Sæther

Dancers

Nadege Kubwayo, Terje Tjøme Mossige, Runa Rebne and Martin Slaatto

With

Elever fra Nordic Black X-press: Franklin Mukadi, Kristine Elisabeth Opsahl, Amalie Sasha Scanke, Yara Emilie Bjaarstad Medina, Jawad Aziz, Mubarak Muse, Victor Kimathi Mati, Hibba Najeeb.

In collaboration with

CODA Oslo International Dance Festival and HL-senteret

Supported by

Kulturrådet, Norsk Kulturfond, Fond for lyd og bilde, Fritt Ord, Den Norske Komponistfond, Sparebankstiftelsen, SMN1, Fond for utøvende kunstnere, Oslo Kommune, Bergesenstiftelsen, Trøndelag Fylkeskommune, Inderøy Kommune.