"The Enchanted Forest"
The Enchanted Forest is an homage to “Peter and the Wolf”, reinventing the classic tale with choreography, storytelling, and original music. It tells the story of a mystical helper.
It was in part interactive. We co-operated with the schools where we performed it and one of the students played the role of a young boy. Just before the performance we met, got to know each other a little and rehearsed the part.
Presented alongside "Haven" (choreography Alexander S.L. Aarø/produced by HLM Productions) in a double-bill for children.
Première 13. Sept. 2019.
With support from The Norwegian Culture Fund, The Municipality of Oslo, The Norwegian Composer's Fund.
Helle L. Moum, choreography, stage text and storyteller
Alexander S.L. Aarø, dancer
Antero Hein, dancer
Lea Basch Opheim, actress
John Derek Bishop, composer and live music
Antti Bjørn, costumes and props
Brendan McCall, dramaturg and associate producer
Design poster: Antti Bjørn
Concept lighting, Martin Myrvold
Photos and video, Hein Creations
Web-page in Norwegian
A site-specific and interactive dance-performance for the elderly and people diagnosed with dementia. The theme of the performance is our relationship with nature, either the woods, the mountains or you own garden. It explores the joy of moving as we are in the present moment with our abilities and limitations.
It is interactive in the way that the audience are invited to sing along, speak and move if they wish to do so.
Première, 21. September, 2017.
With support from The Norwegian Culture Fund and Fund for Performing Artists.
An interactive dance-performance for young people. A sci-fi inspired story based in facts in Bellona’s report nr. 2 about radio-active material stored near the Norwegian-Russian border at the Kola peninsula.
It had an interactive element in the way that the audience was asked to give their vote on several questions during the performance.
Première 23. June, 1998 at the Arctic Arts Festival, Harstad.
With support from Norwegian Fund for Music, The municipalities of Alta and Hammerfest, Sami Arts Council, Norwegian Culture Fund, HATS and the County of Finnmark.
Helle L. Moum, choreographer and stage text
Harder Johansen, composer
Hege Holte Østby, dancer
Gina Hjort Larsen, dancer
Students from Stellaris Danseverksted
Hilde Hauan Johnsen, costumes and scenography
Niels A.W. Jensen, lighting
Co-produced by Stellaris DansTeater and Arctic Arts Festival.
Photos: Hauan and Amund S. Sveen.
"Hero In Red"
A performance circling around the difficulties in navigating physical encounters. A meeting between a man and a woman is repeated in various ways, from a flirtatious moment, to a moment of conflict. The performance was inspired by strong female characters depicted in comic book stories, (like Modesty Blaise and Cat Woman), and my own experience of not being able to set boundaries when confronted with unwanted physical attention.
Première 13. April, 1997, Hammerfest.
With support from Norwegian Culture Fund, Fund for Performing Artists, North-Norwegian Arts Council, The municipality of Hammerfest and the County of Finnmark.
Co-produced by Stellaris DansTeater and Tromsø Danseteater.
Helle L. Moum, choreographer, stage text and dancer
Gina Hjort Larsen, dancer
Toini Kristensen, dancer
Lennart Hedlund, dancer
Lars Rune Rebbestad, sound-studio
Solveig L. Hermo, director and producer
Mette Brantzæg, script consultant
Helle Østvik, photo
Workshops in Creative Dance, Project Management and Deep Listening
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