Monica Emilie Herstad teaching her Ibsen vs Dance Workshop, and presenting a festival performance in relation to this, hence July 28 and 29th 2018, at the Moving Interactions Schouskollektivet Extended Festival 2018, at Oslo Teater- og Kunstnersenter.
herStay music special edition for this festival happening, is ParaNeuroLogic, from Prague.
This video is one of two parts documenting the solo improvisation performance with Monica Emilie Herstad.
In her solo she forms a choreographic structure vaguely inspired by text, and athmospheres in Ibsen, among this his stage directions.
She combines these entrances to his work, with the spheres of the present; relating to materiality and the now, regarding matters like solitude vs participatorial existence, universal and Ibsenian themes, optimistically with hope for the future.
Link to video of performance part 2: vimeo.com/284010929
Further festival literature:
Quote from the festival program: "ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Monica Emilie Herstad: Ibsen and Dance
Sketches for Spring solo performance
Touring the world with her awardwinning Ibsen-related performances, Monica Emilie Herstad will at Schouskollektivet Extended direct a workshop, based on literature vs. movement. The theme is expected to be: How can we read a text from a perspective of physicality and its options? Can the one replace the other, why and why not? are questions being asked here. With practical exercises we will step into some of these paths together, in this Ibsenian context Oslo, anno 2018.
More info about herStay's solo performance here: