Marta & Kim

Thursday 7 November 18:00 - Frityren, Arktisk kultursenter

What is consciousness? When a thought comes to mind, where does it come from?

We have many ways of sensing the world around us. Still we find it hard to deal with the things we cannot capture in words. Perhaps fearing the chaos of the incomprehensible.

Circus artist Marta Alstadsæter and dancer Kim-Jomi Fischer meet between their genres in a physical duet about this continuous inner struggle. Proposing to face questions without giving answers, they invite you to make peace with the things that are hard to explain. And to embrace the many sides of being human.

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Photo: Anna van Kooij and Alexander van der Linden

Duration 50 min (no interval)

Concept & Choreography Marta Alstadsæter & Kim-Jomi Fischer Performers Marta Alstadsæter & Kim-Jomi Fischer Music Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek) With contributions by Voice – Kim-Jomi Fischer, Marta Alstadsæter, Andreas Eilertsen (NO version), Drums – Paal Nilssen-Love, Mastering – Marlon Wolterink Text based on excerpt from Anil Seth on ‘Guardian science weekly big unknown: what is consciousness’ Light design Loes Schakenbos Technique Edwin v Steenbergen Dramaturgy & Advice Petra Eikelenboom, Piet Rogie, Merel Heering Costumes/Scenography Marta Alstadsæter & Kim-Jomi Fischer With special thanks to Vincent Kollar, Jasper v Luijk, Erik Kaiel, Andreas Eilertsen Trailer Paul Sixta Co-produced by Dansateliers, Podium Bloos, Festspillene i Nord-Norge, Dansearena nord Supported by Eilertsen & Granados teaterkompani, Scenekunst i Nordland, Fond for lyd og bilde – Kulturrådet


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Kim and Marta met in 2015. Their different backgrounds in contemporary dance and circus sparked a blooming collaboration. During the last year they have been creating their own movement vocabulary, diving into the possibilities and qualities they find within this symbiosis, exploring their identity across languages. This has naturally led them into creating work together, creating a space where they can go beyond the frames of their disciplines and dive into the physical communication in between them. ENGEL has won the «BNG Bank Dance Award» in The Netherlands, and has been elected for Scenekunstbruket – The Norwegian Network for Performing Arts repertoaire as well as Aerowaves twenty19.

Marta Alstadsæter (Hammerfest, Norway 1990) comes from a family of visual artists. She was set out to be a writer, but communication with horses inspired a more physical language research. As research often goes, she took an unexpected path that led to the Netherlands. After specialising in hand to hand acrobatics, she got her Bachelor of Circus Arts from Codarts university in Rotterdam in 2016. Next to her own work she works as a freelance artist, with Erik Kaiel/Arch8, Cie Woest, and is part of Collective Penguin Productions.

Kim-Jomi Fischer (Utrecht, Netherlands 1985) was born into a family of street performers and got introduced to partnering acrobatics from an early age. Kim could better relate to the ideas in dance and graduated from Codarts, Rotterdam's dance academy, in 2007. Since then, he has worked as a freelance dancer in the Netherlands for choreographers like Ann vd Broek, André Gingras, Liat Waysbort, Loïc Perela, and Suzy Blok. In 2011, he was working for DV8 Physical Theatre in the production 'Can we talk about this?'. Today, Kim is back in the Netherlands. Here, he mostly works with Pia Meuthen, Ivan Perez and Erik Kaiel, whom he has collaborated with since 2004. Kim's own work involves a lot of contact improvisation, hand to hand acrobatics, location work, and a physical blend of different dance styles.

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