Carte Blanche: But Then, We’ll Disappear (I’d Prefer Not To)

Singing the body electric with Carte Blanche

16–19 September 2021
155–320 kr

A fresh new music and movement collaboration of collisions and ‘bodysongs’.

Norway’s national contemporary dance troupe Carte Blanche join forces with the Canadian choreographer Frédérick Gravel. With a background in the living art community in Montreal, Gravel is one of the foremost exponents of new dance in Canada.

Gravel and Carte Blanche have created a show based around encounters between people. The stage becomes an arena for an artistic and social experiment in which characters are built up and then erased or ‘disappeared’. Gravel’s choreography is deeply influenced by elements from rock music and performance art, and he enjoys turning dance conventions upside down. The dancers’ movements can be thought of as composed lines of music that they ‘sing’ with their bodies and movements.

But Then, We’ll Disappear (I’d Prefer Not To) highlights the role of the individual in a contradictory world where guilt and celebration are two sides of the same coin.


Frédérick Gravel

Original music

Frédérick Gravel


Philippe Brault

Choreography assistant

Jamie Wright

Costumes and set design

Indrani Balgobin


Ole Martin Meland, Mathias Stoltenberg, Caroline Eckly, Adrian Bartczak, Dawid Lorenc, Max Makowski, Aslak Aune Nygård, Nadege Kubwayo, Timothy Bartlett, Anne Lise Rønne, Vilja Kwasny, Lin Van Kaam, Daniel Mariblanca


Carte Blanche


Bergen International Festival

In collaboration with

Dansens Hus


Thor Brødreskift