- , Plesni in gledališki center, SVŠGL, Ljubljana, SI
BLANKS is a dance solo. By offering subtext, pretext and context Ingrid Berger Myhre lightheartedly reveals how the description of a situation already alters the very situation described. Working with text and gesture, she proposes cheeky takes on the way we read and project meaning onto things, situations or people through subtle plot twists that leave you to fill in the blanks.
Language and semiotics are central elements to her artistic work. Departing from text, gesture and the juxtaposition of the two, her work proposes cheeky takes on readings and projections of meaning through subtle twists of conventions, context and expectation. Her choreographic body of work consists of Current (2013), Latest notes (2015: with Ann-Christin Berg Kongsness), Staff (2015: with Andreea David), Supplies (2016) and Blanks (2017). Myhre is affiliated choreographer at Dansateliers Rotterdam, the house co-producing her works since 2013.
”With the dry commentary of the wall, the play with expectation and Marthaler-like sound-jokes – the music is muffled as the dancer disappears into the decor – Blanks is a witty performance. Dance that relativises itself: it’s possible. (...) go and see it: this is dance with a smile.” - de Theaterkrant
”Blanks was for me not blank at all, but rather filled. Filled with humor, with nuance, with gentle precision. A smart and captivating game between the performer and the audience, between the spectator and his own perception and expectation. Rich, pleasant and at the same time layered with meanings, possibilities and options.” - Editthispost.com
Ingrid Berger Myhre studied at the Trinity Laban Centre in London, holds a BA in Modern Theatre Dance from Amsterdam School of the Arts (NL) and most recently a MA in Choreography; Research and Performance at the Choreographic Centre in Montpellier (FR). Upon graduation she received Arts Council Norway’s Artist's Grant for Recent Graduates of 2015, and was the year after granted the Council's Artists Working Grant for the period of 2016-2017. She is currently following the Research Studios program at P.A.R.T.S.
Choreography and performance: Ingrid Berger Myhre
Light design and decor: Edwin Kolpa
Technical development and visuals: Sigurd Ytre-Arne
Photos: Sara Anke
isual research and advise: Jenny Berger Myhre
Outside eye: Merel Heering
Music: Jim O'Rourke, Magnus Hængsle
Funded by: Arts Council Norway
Co-production: Dansateliers Rotterdam (NL), Working Art Space and Production and Culture (RO)
Supported by: Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Performance in Ljubljana is supported by City Minicipality of Ljubljana and partner Secondary Preschool Education and Gimnazija Ljubljana.