Me too

Kristin Ryg Helgebostad

Saturday 12th of November 6.30 p.m., Ole Olsenssalen, Arctic Culture Centre

Photo: Simen Dieserud Thornquist

About the performance

Imagine a group choreography that never ends. A perpetual metamorphosis. Their bodies transforms and new faces appear constantly. "Me Too" is initiated by choreographer / dancer Kristin Ryg Helgebostad and carilloneur/composer Laura Marie Rueslåtten. The two have collaborated closely since 2008. "Me Too" is works to create a choreographic expression inspired by Rueslåtten synesthesia - a phenomenon that involves viewing music and hearing movement and Helgebostads interest in the absurd. Along with Marianne Kjær Sund, Irene Theisen, Sigrid Kopperdal, Berglind Rafnsdotitir, Thale Kvam Olsen and Martin Myrvold they work in a dialogue-based process of merging acoustic handbells, bodily movement and theatrical effects. Imagine a flock massaging, splitting and transforming sound and space. Community transformed. Surreal forces are set in motion and meet the bell’s properties in an absurd interaction. Meanings are shattered by abstractions and vice versa, it is not easy to say who is who or what's what.

Duration: 60 min


Concept: Kristin Ryg Helgebostad and Laura Marie Rueslåtten
Performers: Marianne Kjærsund, Sigrid Hirsch Kopperdal, Irene Theisen, Berglind Rafnsdottir og Laura Marie Rueslåtten.
Choreographer: Kristin Ryg Helgebostad
Composer: Laura Marie Rueslåtten
Light design: Martin Myrvold
Costume designer and scenographer: Thale Kvam Olsen
Outside artistic eye: Hooman Sharifi
Musical consulent: Ole Henrik Moe
Photo: Simen Dieserud Thornquist
Video documentation: Vibeke Heide
Thank you to: Chrisander Brun, Eivind Seljeseth, Ida Wigdel, Ingeleiv Berstad and Magnus Myhr.
Co-poduction: Dansens Hus
Supported by: Norsk Kulturråd, Fond for utøvende kunstnere, Fond for lyd og bilde.

About Kristin Ryg Helgebostad

Kristin Ryg Helgebostad graduated from KHIO with a master's degree in choreography and a bachelor's degree in modern and contemporary dance. She works in several artistic constellations, including Berstad/Helgebostad/Wigdel. Their show “Jordjenta” is selected for both ICE HOT Nordic Dance Platform and is a priority company in the international network of presenters of dance art, Aerowaves. In addition, Kristin is a member of Bøler Dans og Fritid and Norsk Landskapsteater. Along with Ingeleiv Berstad she was part of Artistic Director Hooman Sharifi’s first programming for Carte Blanche at Festspillene i Bergen spring 2015.