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Karen Eide Bøen
dance performance

14 February 2019, 

BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen (NO)

Love & Emotions is a dance piece with three dancers and text and a soundscape centered around love and emotions, seeing and being seen. It is also a listening situation in a room where the audience is seated in the middle. 

video by Ben Speck

Choreography, text & production: Karen Eide Bøen
Sound, music & text dramaturgy: Eva Pfitzenmaier
Dancers: Bente Westgård, Oda Brekke & Maia Means
Dramaturgical assistance: Andrea Spreafico
Light design: Thomas Bruvik
Costume: Hugo Hedberg

Co-produced by BIT Teatergarasjen.

When we’re in love, lie awake at night and can’t sleep, it’s because the soul is growing wings. We idolize the one we think of. Love is blind.

In Love & Emotions the audience is seated in the centre of the room, like a reversed amphitheatre, surrounded by the dancers’ movements, sounds from various radio stations and a narrator’s voice. When listening to the radio or a podcast, we create our own images while simultaneously doing other things. In this case, we watch three dancers. They control the gaze of the spectators through proximity and distance, and by seeing each 
other, seeing themselves, embodying the act of seeing, overlooking, portraying, and imagining.

Premiere: 14 February 2019, BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen (NO)
Further performances: 15 & 16 February 2019, BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergne (NO)

photos by Ben Speck