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Jenny Hval

The Practice of Love

20. sep. –21. sep. 2019

Presentert i samarbeid mellom Black Box teater og Ultimafestivalen

Store scene 20.09.2019 21:00

Store scene 21.09.2019 21:00

The practice of love is the practice of magic

The Practice of Love is a multidisciplinary immersion in music, literature and movement by Norwegian musician, composer and writer Jenny Hval. It will explore sonic, visual and choreographic ideas while transforming voices, sounds and even bodies into texts, in a process that Hval herself describes as a form of magic. With a multinational ensemble including experimental musicians, vocalists, dancers and video artists, this new project extends Hval’s work into new and even more challenging territory.

The piece investigates the connection between life and art – an umbilical magic, which brings together the possibility of creating art, creating life, and relating to other people, seeking a common language through speaking, singing, writing together. It also looks at the relationship between voice/presence/life and written word/absence/death: The voice comes from a living body, it is how we first relate to other humans, hearing our mothers’ voice and responding to it. But a dead body can no longer say ‘I’, and the written words are the remains that are chiseled into our tombstones. Is being drawn to words a death drive?

Using sound, text and image manipulation, The Practice of Love is both a magical seance and an inquiry into the nature of creativity.

  • Presentert i samarbeid mellom Black Box teater og Ultimafestivalen
  • Verdenspremiere

Composer, performer: Jenny Hval. choreographer, performer: Orfee Schuijt. Sound design, performer: Håvard Volden. Video, performer: Jenny Berger Myhre. Performer: Laura Jean Englert. Performer: Vivian Wang. Musician (saxophone): Espen Reinertsen.