Janne-Camilla Lyster: Metamorphoses (WP)

A polyphonic blend of contemporary dance and mythological transformations

16–18 September 2021
100–250 kr

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How can your body transform through listening?

Metamorphoses is the first instalment of Janne-Camilla Lyster’s Love, polyphonic trilogy. It opens a series of choreographic works planned to unfold over the next three years, in which Lyster approaches movement, sound, geometry and language through the conceptual prism of ‘love’. On a bare stage, a dancer and a cellist conjure concrete and imaginary visions. Love becomes a tool for listening to the world in its polyphonic, multi-voiced variety. 

The performance makes reference to the classical poetry of Sappho and Ovid’s legendary collection of transformative myths, the Metamorphoses. The dancer’s actions and images, together with the music, create momentary mental associations, connections, and transformations. 

Janne-Camilla Lyster is a Norwegian choreographer, dancer and author. She has been working in contemporary dance since 2006 and has published poetry, a collection of choreographic scores, a play and two novels. 

Choreography

Janne-Camilla Lyster

Dancers

Cecilie Lindeman Steen

Cello

Lene Grenager

Dance dramaturge

Ingunn Rimestad

Photography

Antero Hein

Lighting design

Tobias Leira

Costumes

Line Antonsen

In collaboration with

Black Box teater

Supported by

Norsk Kulturfond, Fond for lyd og bilde, Dramatikkens Hus