Bára Sigfúsdóttir & Eivind Lønning

TIDE entangles contemporary dance and experimental music in a different way than we are used to see in stage performances. The project is a creative collaboration between Icelandic choreographer and dancer Bára Sigfúsdóttir and Norwegian composer and musician Eivind Lønning.
TIDE premiered at kc Nona Mechelen on the 9th of September 2016.
In TIDE Bára and Eivind exchange and combine their unique methods for using improvisation in order to find and build material – bringing together their complementary strengths. The performance is a structured improvisation where the acting and responding in the present is equally important as the prepared foundation of the structure of the piece. This allows both protagonists on stage to fully explore all variations possible and simultaneously being free to communicate towards the audience. In the making and performing of TIDE Bára and Eivind actively share their insights, working methods, individual disciplinary-based tools and their innovating ideas in their field.

TIDE explores the interactions, frictions, parallelisms and oppositions between the visual and the audible stimuli. Both performers have a unique capacity to touch an audience in an unexpected way. They render high quality – some might say abstract – work accessible even for a non trained audience, by offering the viewer a tool to enter their world. When watching and listening to Bára and Eivind on stage, your imagination is triggered and your senses are enlarged.

TIDE  is an invitation to an unforgettable experience of the senses . . .

Norwegian composer and musician Eivind Lønning (°1983) is one of the most prominent and active young musicians on the Nordic creative music scene, and is internationally recognised for his sensitive and highly personal sound. A sound which is not only perceived by the ears, but through the skin and whole being. His compositional material for the trumpet offers clear structures with strict framework, while allowing the freedom of improvisation within. His experience with extended playing techniques for the trumpet present a truly unique repertoire. Eivind has received several awards, including the Young Lindeman Award with Streifenjunko, the Norwegian Grammy in the categories contemporary music with Christian Wallumrød (2014), and jazz music with Marius Neset/Trondheim Jazz Orchestra (2015), as well as being nominated for the Nordic music awards twice.

Choreography and dance: Bára Sigfúsdóttir
Music created and performed by: Eivind Lønning
Production: GRIP
External eye: Sara Vanderieck
Coproduction: kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek BE
With the support of: kc NONA BE, Slaturhusid Egilstadir IS, Reykjavik dance atelier IS and Scenehuset Oslo NO
With the financial support of: Arts Council Norway – Norwegian Icelandic Cultural Cooperation, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie of Brussels Capital Region, Mobility Programme Kultur Kontakt Nord and the Norwegian composers fund.
Thanks to An De Hondt