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OppHav, choreographer Edwin Cabascango’s tribute to water as the source of all life, will be performed by Østfold Dance Company for Youth on Saturday 26. November 2022.
Water: the origin of life – the fluctuating medium that has surrounded the earth from its earliest existence. Water connects lakes and oceans. It circulates, carrying the past and former states of being within.
Opphav, the Norwegian word for origin, literally translates to “Up” (or “of”) “Sea”. This performance will take the audience on a journey through water, memory and origins.
Cabascancgo has developed this project with another artist, Beatrice Alvestad Lopez. Through dance and performative actions, a shared love of nature, a passionate interest in water and it’s poetic potential, they have created this performance for the young dancers in Østfold dansekompani for ungdom.
OppHav was first shown in Fredrikstad in 2021.
Choreographer: Edwin A.Cabascango
Dancers 2021 Bethina Juelsen, Anna Helle, Olivia Apold-Aasen, Christine Edvardsen, Lea Tokle, Mina Nybøle, Gio Kragh Storards
Musician: Ellen Martine Gismervik
Visual artist: Beatrice Alvestad Lopez (Norge)
Video artist: Jan Husták
Leader ØDU: Ellen Røhr-Staff
Producer ØIT: Karoline Solbakken
Edwin Cabascango is an Ecuadorian dancer, choreographer and educator living in Oslo. He has studied at KHIO, Norges Dansehøgskole and Metrodanza. As a dance artist and teacher, he has taught contemporary dance for Fight Federation in Ecuador, Ballet Nacional del Ecuador, Budapest Danseteater, National Ciurlionis School of Art and PRODA professional dance training in Oslo. He has performed and taught in Lithuania, France, Ecuador, Norway, Sweden and Hungary and Korea. His movement research is based on contemporary dance, martial arts and physical theatre.
Beatrice Alvestad Lopez is an artist working within several forms of expression, i.a. performance, photography, painting and installations. She is interested in remote environments, ecology and poetic narratives. Some of her works are performance rituals where the artwork becomes fleeting and part of an involvement process. Lately, she has been working on the various poetic narratives about water through stays in Iceland working along the coast, sailing trips in the Outer Hebrides, as well as a period of research at the Bio Art Lab in Eindhoven. She is concerned with how water creates universal abstract forms in the landscape as well as under the microscope, and how to contextualize beauty, form, behavior and climate effects.
DO YOU KNOW A YOUNG DANCE TALENT BETWEEN 13 AND 19?
ØSTFOLD DANCE COMPANY FOR YOUTH IS HOLDING THEIR AUDITION SUNDAY 27. NOVEMBER 2022.
INFORMATION (IN NORWEGIAN) HERE >>