Spelling Spectacle 2023 - Ingrid Berger Myhre

Spelling Spectacle is a performance about logic, consequence and possibility by Ingrid Berger Myhre, made and performed in collaboration with Nicola Gunn and Ida Wigdel.

The project investigates generative procedures, a series, sequence, pattern or set of premises asking for a continuation:

A cheap horse is rare.What is rare is expensiveA cheap horse is expensive

The performance is built by means of different strings of logic that guide the choreographic material down various paths. With pragmatic curiosity the three performers jump from one stone to the next in a contingency game following reason, surfing the dramaturgy of association - trying to bridge precedence and consequence. What conditions the following, and how?

With “if, then” as undercurrent, the piece asks what a coherent choreographic train of thought can be or look like. How do we perceive coherency? According to which givens? And what does it say about the backdrop of our reading?

The title Spelling Spectacle is an alliteration in which the words share a twofold allusion. They both evoke a sense of magic in addition to their literary sense of reading or seeing: to spell as in decoding, or a spell as in a magical formula - a spectacle as something to be seen, and spectacles as something one sees through.

Choreography: Ingrid Berger Myhre In collaboration with: Nicola Gunn and Ida Wigdel Performed by: Nicola Gunn, Ida Wigdel and Ingrid Berger Myhre Light design: Estelle Gautier Advice: Bojana Cvejic, Thomas Bîrzan, Eirik Blekesaune Thanks to: Pablo Esbert Lilienfeld Production: Caravan Production Co-production: BUDA, BIT Teatergarasjen, Rosendal Teater, Dansateliers Rotterdam Residencies: STUK, Pianofabriek, Kaaitheatre, KAAP, Üferstudios Supported by: Advancing Performing Arts Project (apap) - FEMINIST FUTURES - a project co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union Financed by: Arts Council Norway, Fond for Lyd og Bilde