VIDEO FROM the opening of CODA FESTIVAL 2009

Link to Creation Editors video documentation from inside the foyer at House of Dance Norway 9 Oct 2009

OPENING OF CODA INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL 2009

Did we do it again.... YES!!!!!!!! and it felt great...in the river...on the table...on the net... by the dear... not to speak of in the magical car scene...

A short exert from the video from the event, which is beeing edited in these days by Anwar, is on the website of our great sound designer Leon Muraglia... LINK TO SEE AND HEAR THE CLIP

The opening got covered by Østlandsendingen LINK TO NRK TV Østlandsendingen and by a freelance editor from UK SEE LINK

Link to CODA INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL, as a part of the official opening...

Photos by Anwar Saab featuring VAllenes/Hennestad

Photos by Anwar Saab featuring VAllenes/Hennestad

...a new photographer was hiding in the bushes...

A new collaborator ...or the murderer of the fragile dream...

Photos by Christian Elgvin featuring Vallenes/Hennestad/Gresslien

Photos by Christian Elgvin featuring Vallenes/Hennestad/Gresslien

The new picks from Anwar

The new picks from Anwar

4 days to go...

The 2nd part "Murder in Urban Heart" is about to happen...

FRIDAY the 9th of OCTOBER @ 19:00-20:00

 THE NET IS RIGGED UP, THE TABLE IS IN THE RIVER, A CRASHED CAR, TWO NEW SPORTSCARS FROM JAGUAR AND ASTON MARTIN, A HUGE CRINOLINE... AND REHEARSALS WITH ALL ARTISTS  ARE IN FULL ACTION....

The project rolles on...

The 3rd and concluding part is also closing in:

10th of October @ 19:00-20:00 is the day of EXIT DREAMLAND...

view through the net to Dansens Hus at Vulkan

view through the net to Dansens Hus at Vulkan

The first part successfully pulled off

The 1st part "DREAMLAND" at Cuba, Akerselva was on the 24th of September open for approximatly 40 000 people staying, or passing by... at the event of Elvelangs, Oslo 2009. READ MORE ABOUT DREAMLAND

Now the 2nd part "MURDER IN URBAN HEART" is heating up both the the local surroundings and the artists and is to be executed on the 9th of October, at the opening of CODA International Dance Festival, at the backside of Dansens Hus at Vulkan, Akerselva at 19:45 -20:00 o clock...

DREAMLAND

DREAMLAND

You are welcome to the world of the urban heart...

The concept involves 10 international interdisciplinary artists and will execute a performance installation at the site specific place by Vulkan Grünerløkka, by, in the middle, and over the river Akerselva at the backside of Dansens Hus in Oslo, Norway. A murder plot will be executed in real time, where the viewers can follow the action seen through the glass windows of the foaje of Dansens Hus as the opening Event of CODA INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL 9th and 10th of October 2009 @ 19:00. 

Crystalllized new site, concept and event...

Murder in Dreamland is happening again... This time the 4 hour long concept collective collage will be executed in three parts, namly part 1 titled: "Dreamland", part 2: "Murder in the Urban Heart" and part 3: "Exit Dreamland". READ MORE ABOUT THE INITIAL PROJECT...

"Dreamland" is going to take place at The Festival of Elvelangs on Thursday the 24th of September 2009 at 20:00- 23:00,  at Cuba bridge at Akerselva. READ MORE

"Murder in the Urban Heart" is happening as a part of the opening seremony of CODA International Dance Festival in Oslo, by Dansens Hus, Vulkan, in-over-around and by the river Akerselva on October 9th 2009 at 19:00-20:00. 

"Exit Dreamland" at CODA Event 2009, in connection with the opening of Kedja Seminar, on Oct 10th 2009 at 19:00-20:00. READ MORE

We are meeting:

......

The blackhearted twin holding on to the slippery dream...

The blackhearted twin holding on to the slippery dream...

The Black Boxer...

The Black Boxer...

The rose and...

The rose and...

...The surviving one is seen

...The surviving one is seen

...in The red crinoline.

...in The red crinoline.

The red lady's past is white...

The red lady's past is white...

The Plot..

The twins is seen young at heart, in white, in reminisent of the past dreamland. Later the grown women arrives, in a suspence of a nomination, who will get the award? And who is wearing what. The event is enclosing, they have to dig into their own heart to murder their innocense, to be able to get to a new conclution... Who dies -the young twins? or a part of everybody... the violent boxer... the lady in red... the bride...the surviving blackhearted twin or the other twin... is the fishernman there will the mysterious parrot lady appeare. The sound is crasy, the cars are fast, and the trucks continue to dig, further and further in the urban heart...

The lonely red lady is dancing with a shaddow and the couple is struggeling . The heart is pounding. Blood is pumping and appearing...

They celebrate life, and they live...

...a wicked game has started....a turning point

...a wicked game has started....a turning point

pouring into the glasses...

pouring into the glasses...

...dancing in the light of the red car

...dancing in the light of the red car

The present fly fisher is reaviling...

The present fly fisher is reaviling...

The shocking truth about the disappearing one...

The shocking truth about the disappearing one...

...and The red lady...

...and The red lady...

Monday, October 5, 2009

YES JAGUAR NORGE!!! and AVAB-cac

OUR SPONSORS:

AVAB-cac -is generously sponsoring us with the light, sound and projectors... Truls Berger we thank you, without You -no project!!! 

Jaguar Norge AS -with sports cars, a Jag and an Aston Martin driven by two cool guys is coming on Friday... Thank you Ragnhild, marketing director.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Kick off at CODA

Rona came... with Nadine and their kids, Ella, Ada, and Jo. They helped us out and will now be a little part of the project which is happening at the CODA Event on 9 and 10 of Oct... 

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

3 days of Rigging





3 major installations on 3 days... A 2.4 meter crinoline skirt, a net attached over the river and a table in the river...

A lot of swet, heavy lifts many helpers... Karl, Kent, Terje, Asle, Erik, Marius, Anders...

And the girls... Laura, Kristina and Ella are still going strong....

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Support from Fond for Utøvende Kunstnere

The positive feeling is continuing with a new thick letter of approval of the project... We are happy that the funding institutions are giving us the support. Thanks a lot!!!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Support from Fond for Lyd og Bilde

The project has gotten support to perform Murder in Dreamland again... Which is happening over three night, 24th of September, 9th , and 10th of October in the strech of Akerselva from Dreamland @ Cuba, down to Murder in The Urban Heart and Exit Dreamland @ CODA Vulkan, Dansens Hus...

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Catharina, Laura and Ella on a new tripp down ...crossing the borderline


Walking from Dreamland and crossing the borderline... A powerful experience... Suddenly fences was moved into the area, and a big catpillar where standing in the middle of the big space. We we got close to the river... someone has hanged their pant on the hooks –were we are going to heng our expencive, prizeless, and fancy dresses og no value...

Then down towards our beach territory... The WHOLE SPACE WAS FILLED WITH CLOTHES... somebody had dropped their belongings, or their lifes... 

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Sensing the mood of the location



We have visited the location a several times, and now its starting to "speak" to us... The site has crossed the border of the dreamland –the river, which is running from beautiful Maridalen, our main drinking source– is filled with something else. The riverbanks are no longer pristine... but carries a message about the urban jungle... a deep truth awakens our senses about the still intoxicating moving water...