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Ingeleiv Berstad & Pernille Holden (NO)

Somatøs samling

26. nov. – 2. des. 2018

Grønlandsleiret 47 A 26.11.2018 19:00

Grønlandsleiret 47 A 27.11.2018 19:00

Grønlandsleiret 47 A 28.11.2018 19:00

Grønlandsleiret 47 A 29.11.2018 19:00

Grønlandsleiret 47 A 30.11.2018 19:00

Grønlandsleiret 47 A 01.12.2018 19:00

Grønlandsleiret 47 A 02.12.2018 19:00

Somatøs samling is a physical thought experiment. Using body and imagination as a point of departure, choreographers and performers Ingeleiv Berstad and Pernille Holden speculate and fantasize about potential forms of being. The work springs from a curiosity about the materiality of the human body and its ability to transform. Is it possible to imagine a world in which other creatures and entities challenge the position and sensory capacity of human beings?

Berstad and Holden coined the word somatøs as a play on “soma”, body, and “tøs”, something loose. Rather than dedicating themselves to one somatic practice, they want to discover and explore unknown physicalities. This is a performance that aims for the impossible. It reaches beyond established conceptions of the body and practical, spatial limitations, and enters the realm of physical fantasy and new sensory experience.

Together with scenographer Signe Becker and light designer Ingeborg Staxrud Olerud, Berstad and Holden create a somatic laboratory for their investigations. The audience is invited to take an imaginative, physical leap into the unknown.


Location: Grønlandsleiret 47 A. The doors open a few minutes before the performance starts, no late comers  We encourage everyone to buy your ticket in advance. Limited seats available. There are no toilets available on the venue.

Ingeleiv Berstad and Pernille Holden met as newbie snow- boarders in 2008 and started an artistic dialogue while collaborating on Rethink Dance (2008–2013). They were both involved in developing Stormen 2013 at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter and have worked together as performers in Ingri Fiksdal’s Urskog and Hoods. In 2016 they embarked on a project that has since evolved into Somatøs samling.


Koreografi , utøvelse / Choreography, performance: Ingeleiv Berstad, Pernille Holden. Scenografi , kostyme, foto / Scenography, costume, photo: Signe Becker. Lys / Light: Ingeborg Staxrud Olerud. Dramaturgi / Dramaturgy: Melanie Fieldseth. Musikk, lyd/ Music, sound: Martin Langlie. Produsent / Producer: Hanne Frostad Håkonsen. Støttet av / Supported by: Norsk kulturråd, Oslo kommune. Co-produksjon / Co-production: Black Box teater (Oslo). Foto / Photo: Signe Becker.