Kartellet (The Cartel) was originally a dance performance initiated and choreographed by Sigurd Johan Heide, and with newly composed music by Mariann Torset for the festival Kalottspel in 2012.
Now they have established a dance company called Kartellet and Kartellet A / S , and has made five full-lenght performances since 2012 .
These performances are
– Kartellet in 2012
– Kan du komme ned og hente meg? (Can you come down and fetch me?) in 2014
– Doppler in 2015
-Anføttes (Head to feet) in 2016
-Lyden av Kartellet (The sound of Kartellet) in 2016 NB: This is a consert.
In addition, Kartellet has contributed to a several concert-performances, including Northern Jazz Expo 2015, Barents Bird and Kalottspel . They have played over 250 performances over the last 8 years in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia.
Kartellet won the Norwegian Critics Assosiation Award for best dance-performance (DoPPler) in 2015/2016. They received the Culture Award for Troms County in 2016, and were headliners for the Arctic Arts Festival the same year.
Kartellet are for us poetic images, an illusion. We hope that the audience will know the presence and gain a physical experience of musicality and dance. In other words: Kartellet wants to share dance with you.
Interactivity in the performing arts can both encourage, provoke and engage the audience. Kartellet is offering the audience a sensuous experience, and the performances are through public participation and presence, a little different from time to time. Kartellet makes the audience become a part of the deepest premises of folk dance and folk music terms: proximity, participation and playfulness. And always with live music.