- Concept, Choreography
- Kristin Ryg Helgebostad
- Tänzer*innen der Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company
- World premiere 26.04.2024
- Dresden premiere17.05.2024
In “Wesenwelt”, choreographer Kristin Ryg Helgebostad and composer and carillon player Laura Marie Rueslåtten explore how each individual is an indispensable part of a complex whole, a whole that is in constant flux. The ensemble morphs into a choreographic “group instrument” capable of creating an infinite number of worlds that can evolve and transform into ever new, unknown spaces. What results from the concerted efforts are vulnerable, absurd and humorous situations. It’s all about the fragility of togetherness, caring for each other, and what it means to do something different than what’s expected. “Wesenwelt” is a choreographic group concert that allows the audience to experience the music visually. It is inspired by change ringing, an ancient bell-ringing tradition reminiscent of a choir with a range of voices. The sounds are visualized by an ensemble of different, changing bodies.
And perhaps the transformation into “something else” is also the source of something new and unknown – something that can change what we are and what we can be?
Kristin Ryg Helgebostad
Kristin Ryg Helgebostad is a dancer and choreographer who combines a wide range of performative and chorographic strategies in her practice. She studied contemporary dance and choreography at the National Academy of the Arts in Oslo, Norway, and now works with a range of partners.
Her pieces have been performed at various festivals and have toured Europe. She created “Soil Girl” and “Spoiler” together with the trio Berstad/Helgebostad/Wigdel. Laura Marie Rueslåtten is one of Norway’s few professional carillon players. Together the two artists founded the handbell ensemble Ula Metall and created the pieces “Me Too/Thee Too” and “Cheers”.