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Black Warrior

Lisa Östberg & Kim Hiorthøy


In Black Warrior Lisa Östberg and Kim Hiorthoy ask themselves what a performance is. Is it an action ? Is it sex ? Violence ? Sport ? Excitement ? The whole 'making-of' of a performance is exposed in Black Warrior, from the first idea to the final product. Even the expectations of the audience are analysed. The art of creating is demystified and shared with the spectators through illustrations, funny songs and logical reasoning. “Black Warrior will change the way you think and feel. Forever.” That's what the Swedish dancer, scriptwriter and director Lisa Östberg and the Norwegian musician and artist Kim Hiorthoy promise us. Oh yes, furthermore, there's still something mysterious about a Spanish lesson, the film All the President's Men and black pencils. Who dares ?

TEXT & CHOREOGRAPHY: Lisa Östberg and Kim Hiorthøy, MUSIC: Kim Hiorthøy, PRODUCTION DESIGNER: Jonas Williamsson, LIGHT SUTODA PRODUCER: Lisa Stenberg, CO-PRODUCERS: MDT, Samarbetets vänner, Dansens Hus, BIT Teatergarasjen, Teaterhuset Avant Garden and DanseFestival Barents SUPPORTED BY: Swedish Arts Council, Stockholms City, Fond for Lyd og Bilde and Arts Council Norway

Duration: 50 min

Location: Kortrijk - Budascoop