SLEEPING WITH THE LIGHTS ON
a performance by Kasper Ravnhøj and Stian Danielsen
World premiere: 13 October 2016
at Bærum Kulturhus, Oslo, Norway
Danish premiere: 3 March 2017
at Dansekapellet, Copenhagen, Denmark
We are excited to announce our new collaboration with Norweigan dancer and choreographer Stian Danielsen and Danish producer Lene Bang; Sleeping with the Lights on - a performance that is inspired by the heath-death-of -the-universe theory from the 1850s. This project brings together two highly physical artists along with an amazing European creative team.
They've got 60 minutes to heat up the world. Only a few few more degrees are lacking to destroy it all. Each minute counts, each degree helps. Kasper Ravnhøj and Stian Danielsen throw each other into an energertic duet. Bit by bit they deconstruct individual patterns in order to find new ones. Their trial challenging themselves and the world is underlined by a musical score of aleatorik and electronic sounds.
Choreographer/Dancer: Stian Danielsen
Choreographer/ Dancer: Kasper Ravnhøj
Dramaturge: Thomas Schaupp
Originalmusic/Slutmix Thomas Elfstadius
Light Designer: Martin Myrvold
Costume Designer: Line Maher
Producer: Lene Bang Org.
Producer: Annette Max Hansen/Mute Comp.
Sleeping with the Lights on is coproduced with: Regional Arena for Samtidsdans, Norway; Bærum Kulturhus; Regionalt Kompetensesenter for Dans, Norway; Dansareana Nord, Norway; Regionteater Väst, Sweden.
The Performance is funded by The Danish Arts Council, Arts Council Norway and The Nordic Culture Fund.
"In a simple way, you may say that we are two expressive dancers and choreographers who want to use a very hardcore physical movement language to bring so much heat into the void that in the end of the performance, we will kill the entire universe."
Kasper Ravnhøj Thomas Schaupp Stian Danielsen