– dance&dare laboratory –

a film essay by Barbara Schröer | D and Ilona Roesli | B

a film essay in the framework of dance&dare laboratory – created during moving futures festival in Breda | NL – by Barbara Schröer | camera & editing and Ilona Roesli | text

The intermedial Dance&Dare laboratory for Re-Writing Dance is an international collaboration of, DansBrabant and Domain for Art Criticism. is specialized in bilingual nightreviews in word and film. DansBrabant and Domain for Art Criticism developed the creative writers program Dans&Durf.

Panflutes & Paperwork

Ingrid Berger Myhre & Lasse Passage

Panflutes & Paperwork is a collaboration between choreographer Ingrid Berger Myhre and composer Lasse Passage Nøsted. In the duet they take existing expectations around ”creating music for dance” or ”dancing to music” as a starting point. The duet playfully problematizes the conventional relationship between dance and music by challenging the standardised idea of they each have to live up to and what they together can produce. In their quest for assimilation without compromise, the work makes use of scores as a tool to define and prioritise collective structure above individual skills.

“When the form is in place, everything within it can be pure feeling” – A.Schöenberg

The title alludes to the contrast between the dry and the “wet”: Panflutes, on the one hand suggests the playful, sensational and passionate. Paperwork on the other refers to notation, the formal and bureaucratic. Myhre and Passage both work with a lighthearted approach to composition and share affinities in regards to subtle humour. Panflutes and Paperwork is in many ways their formalistic  approach to expressivity.

★★★★ – de Volkskrant:

‘Hilarious and sweet, as they try to share everything (even each others talent) in this small hour full airy performed nonsense-games. The opening is strong, with a synchronized spoken word dadaïstic poem full of duo-words: fish & chips, meet & greet, up & down. Just like the sitting duet full of sharp head nods on the rhythmic rumbles of four percussion blades.’

“Ingrid has an excellent view on combining text, dance, image and sound. Because of the intelligent way she combines these elements her work becomes accessible to a wide audience.” Kristin de Groot, Dansateliers


Concept, performance: Ingrid Berger Myhre, Lasse Passage Photography: Sara Anke Co-production: Dansateliers Rotterdam, Black Box Teater, CSC Bassano Del Grappa Image: Sara Anke Funded by: Performing Arts Fund NL, Arts Council Norway Supported by: P.A.R.T.S., Rimi/Imir Senter for Scenekunst, Moving Futures Festival, WP Zimmer