Aug 28+29+30. Frank & Elena / Hugo Hedberg (SE) and Karen Eide Bøen (NO)

August 28 at 19.00
August 29 at 19.00
August 30 at 19.00

Norrtullsgatan 7

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The choreographers and dancers Hugo Hedberg and Karen Eide Bøen were first presented at Weld during the mini-festival Talking & Props 2018 with the duet To See Yourself From The Outside. Now they are back with the premiere of their new piece Frank & Elena.

In Frank & Elena Hedberg & Eide Bøen choreograph lines of thoughts, unconscious movements and everyday observations. Two people explore their inner monologue and communicate with each other: they talk about a hair on the floor; how to slip onto the bench at their favorite cafe and how they watch the moon. They linger in details and focus on the moment. Their minds wanders and they think about people they have lost touch with. Buster, Anna-Maja, Andreas, Bruno, Gustav, Rosalie, Ane.

Hedberg & Eide Bøen began collaborating as fellow students at Oslo National Academy of the Arts. They have a common interest in the performative and choreographic elements in everyday life. They also investigate the unconscious patterns of bodily motion and the relationship between thought and body.

Their first project To See Yourself From The Outside premiered in the spring of 2017 at Oslo National Academy of the Arts and has since been showed at Haut Scene in Copenhagen, Lydgalleriet in Bergen and at Weld in Stockholm.

Hugo Hedberg (SE)
is an artist and dancer working in Stockholm. His work is often interdisciplinary and explores topics like everyday life, identity, humor and semantics. Hedberg is educated in fine arts at Oslo National Academy of the Arts and is currently studying dance at Tanzfabrik in Berlin. Hedberg has also showed performances at Kvit Gallery in Copenhagen, Under Bron in Stockholm and Portnergalleriet in Oslo.

Karen Eide Bøen (NO)
is a dancer and choreographer based in Bergen, Norway. She works as a freelance dance artist and often collaborates with other artists within dance, music, theater and technology. She is interested in the relationship between sound, perception, power and language. Eide Bøen holds a master in choreography from Oslo National Academy of the Arts and a bachelor in dance from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London. Karen has previously shown works at BIT Teatergarajsen in Bergen, ANX in Oslo and has participated in performances at Black Box in Oslo.

Choreography and dance: Hugo Hedberg and Karen Eide Bøen
Lights: Ronald Salas
Artistic advice: Oda Brekke and Maia Means
Sound: Ossian Ohlsson and Hugo Hedberg
Photo: Kitty Schumacher

Co-produced by Weld
With support by Arts Council Norway, Bergen kommune and Bergen Dansesenter