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Anføttes (head to feet) 2016

Played over 80 times.

Dancers:
Inge Martin Helgesen
Nils Ole Foshaug
Sigurd Johan Heide
Lars Frihetsli
Ådne Kolbjørnshus

Musician: Benjamin Mørk
Choreography: Kartellet
Visuals/lights/video art: Torbjørn Thrane Sandnes
Film: Martin Edelsteen

About Anføttes: 

Traditional folk music and dance from Norway meets jazzy electronica. The melodies and the rhythm of the folk music is the same, while the instruments are digital. Anføttes explores the fusion of modern music with traditional dances and childhood games.

The dance company Kartellet has a distinctive and interactive style. They thrive on acrobatics, musicality, balance art and brute force. Benjamin Mørk is one of the most exciting and innovative musicians and composers in Norway today.

The festival Kalottspel produced Anføttes, in co-operation withArctic Arts Festival (Festspillene i Nord-Norge).

From the press:
«This equality of expression is a special feature of Kartellet that this reviewer appreciates. Here, choreographer Sigurd Johan Heide doesnt seem too crazy to let the art of movement dominate, but he gives room for different, partly contrasting expressions, so that both quirky, poetic and entertaining whole things occur. Not least, the video choices in Anføttes make the poetic and the strangeness get a good playroom this time too.» Margrete Kvalbein in Ballade.

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DoPPler 2015

Played over 100 times and won the Norwegian Critics Assosiation Award for best dance performance in 2015/2016.

Dancers:
Inge Martin Helgesen
Sigurd Johan Heide or Eirik Fuglesteg Luksengard
Ådne Kolbjørnshus

Choreography: Sigurd Johan Heide/Kartellet
Composer: Ragnhild Furebotten

Musicians:
Ragnhild Furebotten – fiddle
Helge Andreas Norbakken – percussion

Visual design: Kartellet
Produsent: Henrik Lamark/Nordland Musikkfestuke

About DoPPler:

DoPPler is a collaboration between musician and composer Ragnhild Furebotten and dance company Kartellet.

The performance is an unpretentious and playful study in women’s and men’s minds. Mind that can be both erratic, violent, loving, bitter and caring. Moods that give consequences. Good and evil. Three male dancers from Kartellet will, through games, folk dance and acrobatics, balance on an egg of seriousness, banality and tenderness.

From the press:
«DoPPler can be regarded as a rare example of real interdisciplinary: Theater-based wisdom is combined with dance-tech fendal force and musical sensation, all in close collaboration with excellent musicians. In addition, the choreographer is able to express something as if it is masculine / feminine, serious / playful, and vulnerable and powerful in human interaction, contributing to this artistry as one of the most exciting choreographers of today.» From Norwegian Critics Award in 2016

 

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Kartellet 2012

Played over 60 times during the last 8 years.

Dancers:
Inge Martin Helgesen
Lars Frihetsli
Sigurd Johan Heide
Ådne R. G. Kolbjørnshus
Eirik Fuglesteg Luksengard

Choreoraphy: Sigurd Johan Heide
Composer: Mariann Torset

Musicians:
Mariann Torset – harmonium
Julie Alapnes – fiddle

Visual design:
Anniken Romuld
Teaser:
Martin J. Edelsteen
Producer: Terje Foshaug/Folkemusikk Nord

About the performance Kartellet:
«Wouldn’t it be wonderful to see a dance piece where in the first half the dancers danced, and in the second they showed the audience how to dance?»  – Augusto Boal

Kartellet is a physical collaboration between five men with strong individuality. The performance 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. The performance has a limit of 30 people in the audience.

Mr Terje Foshaug was the producer and important in making this performance.

From the press:
«Kartellet was an experience. They have made something that, in simplicity, is so sophisticated that you may want to try again. A bit like being abducted by aliens and returned to earth after three blocks with a vague sense of experiencing something very special.» Anders Eriksson, former Director of Moldejazz

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Kan du komme ned og hente meg? 2014
(Can you come down and fetch me?)

Played 22 times.

Dancers:
Inge Martin Helgesen
Sigurd Johan Heide

Choreography: Sigurd Johan Heide/Kartellet
Composer and music: Ole-Morten Indigo Lekang

Visual design: Kartellet
Teaser: Eilif Bremer Landsend
Producer: Nina Fjeldet/Riksscenen

About Kan du komme ned og hente meg:

The audience is sitting in the middle of three expressive men, and experience a dance performance that is close, both in the distance and in the theme. The two dancers, Inge Martin Helgesen and Sigurd Johan Heide have a nostalgic but distorted expression, and exploit their bodily knowledge to balance the game of play and seriousness. Musician Ole Morten Indigo Lekang treats drums and piano, and has processed the musical material to our state: A state of male physicality, seriousness and games. Violent games.

The whole show is built around watching his life pass by before his eyes: remember both the good and the bad.

From the press:
«Among many bad attempts to make performing arts of folk dance, Kartellet and the choreographer Heide manage to transform the distinctive cyclic of the dance style into an experience of artistic moments. Dance and music are good craftsmanship, liberating free of audience-free virtuosism. It is the playful, serious friendship between the men which is shown, a male humanity.» Sidsel Pape in Folkemusikk