performance / 50’

12.10.2014 / 19:30 / WASP
The performance will be followed by an artist talk.

Choreography and performance: Ingrid Berger Myhre & Andreea David
Technique: Edwin van Steenbergen, Thierry Cabrera
Photography: Grègoire Edouards
Funded by: Arts Council Norway
Coproduction: Dansateliers/ Rotterdam, WASP – Working Art Space and Production/ Bucharest, 4Culture, Blackbox Theater/ Oslo

Support: Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier, Life Long Burning, with the support of Culture Programme of The European Union
Thanks to: Kristin de Groot, Myrto Katsiki.

STAFF is Ingrid Berger Myhre and Andreea David in their first choreographic mission together. STAFF is its own employer as well as employee. STAFF is about patenting and claiming the ownership of ones own activity, despite the degree of competence. STAFF recycles its questions and educates itself. STAFF investigates complex concepts with simple tools. STAFF names what we cannot put our finger on, as well as what defines itself. STAFF is unemployed up until the moment their labour is being appreciated. When this eventually happens, the work justifies itself as art, and the hierarchy of value dissolves.

STAFF is a choreography existing in the future. We are its resources. Our job is not to create it, but rather to render it visible. Its not about creativity, its all about archaeology.

Watch the trailer:

Andreea David is an architect and performer. In 2013, thanks to a wild card offered by 4Culture within Life Long Burning, Andreea followed for 6 weeks the ex.e.r.c.e master at CNN Montpellier. In this edition of eXplore dance festival you can also see her performing in belgian choreographer Thomas Steyaert’s Score#21 — method of elimination.

Ingrid Berger Myhre Ingrid Berger Myhre (Oslo, 1987) studied at the Laban Centre (UK) and graduated from the MTD (AHK, 2010). Her research on autonomous power of the performers body and voice resulted in her first independent work Current (2013), with support of Dansateliers. Receiving the Danceweb Scholarship (2010) and supported repeatedly with Norwegian grants for artistic activity, she is from October 2013 retrieving her MA in choreography at ex.e.r.c.e. in CCN Montpellier.