Nordic Cool 2013: Carte Blanche (Norway)
The Norwegian National Company of Contemporary Dance, Carte Blanche brings Sharon Eyal and Gai Bachar's Corps de Walk, a work about a static condition of unique moments and tiny, subtle changes in body posture.
- Mar. 6 - 7, 2013
- Terrace Theater
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Bruno Heynderickx, Artistic Director
Corps de Walk
Part of Nordic Cool 2013.
KENNEDY CENTER DEBUT
"So cool that you refuse to blink for fear of missing a single movement…pure eye-candy."
Established in 1989, Carte Blanche is the Norwegian National Company of Contemporary Dance. Its repertoire includes work by some of the best and most celebrated Norwegian and international choreographers, with a strong emphasis on commissioning work by a new generation of contemporary dance makers. The combination of both the up-and-coming and the renowned results in an eclectic, exciting, and high-quality repertoire that puts the company at the forefront of the creation, presentation, and development of contemporary dance.
Choreographed by Sharon Eyal and Gai Bachar, Corps de Walk is about walking, about moving, about a static condition of unique moments and tiny, subtle changes in body posture. The 12 dancers are uniformly dressed in flesh-colored suits, with white hair and white contact lenses. Sudden, individual sallies in the choreography and muscular dynamics are glimpsed only to quickly vanish within tightly controlled lines or seemingly chaotic formations in which the dancers nonetheless have complete control.
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Nordic Cool 2013's dance engagements are supported by the Nordic Culture Fund.
Carte Blanche is presented in cooperation with Ice Hot Nordic Dance Platform and
The Joyce Theater, New York.
Nordic Cool 2013 is presented in cooperation with
and Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.
The Honorable Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, Marilyn Carlson Nelson, and Barbro Osher
Major support is provided by the Honorable Bonnie McElveen-Hunter,
Mrs. Marilyn Carlson Nelson and Dr. Glen Nelson, the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation,
David M. Rubenstein, and the State Plaza Hotel.
International Programming at the Kennedy Center is made possible through the generosity of the
Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts.