‘Sometime in mid-July 1518, in the city of Strasbourg, a woman stepped into the street and started to dance. She was still dancing several days later. Within a week about 100 people had been consumed by the same irresistible urge to dance.
MASS by Rina Rosenqvist takes place in the night where rules on behaviour dissolve in the music, the heat, the substances and hypnosis of dance. Through repetitions, exhaustion and pulsating movements, the dancers try to reach ecstasy and share a collective chaos. What do we find in the black masses when we lose ourselves in the dark?’
Concept and choreography: Rina Rosenqvist. Music: Bendik Baksaas. MASS dancers: Erlend Auestad Danielsen, Even Eileraas, Synne Elve Enoksen, Kristian Høiland, Emilie Marie Karlsen, Kasper Ravn Tovik, Magdalene Solli, Rina Rosenqvist, Synne Garvik, Erlend Auestad Danielsen, Even Eileraas, Jøran Ravndal, Ingeborg Bjerke Styve, Anne Bratteberg, Line Joten. Supported by: Oslo kommune, digitrykk.
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MASS~ the mothership
Film credits: Film by the genious Austin Thomasso. Music by Kåre William Wulff. Footage by Tor-Sven G Berge
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