Imagine hearing movement and seeing sounds. In Me Too, handbells and movement melt into a beautiful, clear and tangible synthesis. Helgebostad/Rueslåtten have created a piece based on the sound of acoustic hand bells and physical movement. We are hearing movements and seeing sounds as colours, energy and three dimensional singing and dancing sculptures in space. The dancers conjure up a collective movement that constantly transforms itself, like an eternal metamorphosis. They melt together handbells, bodily movement, scenography and light into a black box landscape of materialized energy.
ME TOO premiered at Dansens Hus (Oslo) in 2015, and has since been selected for the International Aerowaves Network 2016 and nominated for the Norwegian Critics Prize 2015. Touring include 4+4 days in Motion festival (Prague) / BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen) / Spring Forward Festival (Århus) / Ice Hot Nordic Dance Platform (Copenhagen) / WHYNOT Festival (Amsterdam) / Avant Garden (Trondheim) / Ravnedans (Kristiansand) / Bodø Biennalen (Bodø) / RAS (Sandnes) / BORA BORA (Århus) / DanseFestival Barents (Hammerfest)
ME TOO trailer: https://vimeo.com/137431069
ME TOO full performance: https://vimeo.com/121779173
Concept: Kristin Ryg Helgebostad and Laura Marie Rueslåtten
Performers: Marianne Kjærsund, Sigrid Hirsch Kopperdal, Irene Theisen, Berglind Rafnsdottir and Laura Marie Rueslåtten.
Choreography: Kristin Ryg Helgebostad
Composer: Laura Marie Rueslåtten
Light Design: Martin Myrvold
Costume Design: Thale Kvam Olsen
Outside Eye: Hooman Sharifi
Music Consultant: Ole Henrik Moe
Photography: Simen Dieserud Thornquist
Video Documentation: Vibeke Heide
Co-production: Dansens Hus
Supported by the Norwegian Arts Council / Fund for Performing Artists / Fund for Sound & Visuals