With as if nothing has been spinning around for something to remember, Heine Avdal and Yukiko Shinozaki are creating a new production for larger stages. This creation for 6 dancers brews upon the grounds of their 2012 creation nothing’s for something and develops its best components further.

Having focused primarily on space and the relationship between performers and spectators in previous works (Field Works-office, Field Works-hotel, Borrowed Landscape, …), in this project their aim is to evolve further into the path of the exploration of body and choreography. The interest in movement is not limited to only the human body, but will be opened up to other theatrical elements such as objects, drawings, sounds, light, and scenography. By breaking down the hierarchy between these elements and looking for the ‘affects’ that exist between the body and what surrounds it, a new set of movements appear.

Starting out from the theatre space as an empty non-space, they search how a place can become fluid, how it can mutate, or separate into different parts. When a given situation transforms, how do new possibilities develop and open up to other dimensions? as if nothing has been spinning around for something to remember is about these transitions, a voyage from one ‘state of being’ to the other, where objects melt into bodies, drawings fade into sound, sound vibrates into new material forms of creatures, ... The entire space is part of one large movement.

concept and direction: Heine Avdal, Yukiko ShinozakI
created and performed by: Ingrid Haakstad, Matias Rønningen, Orfee Schuijt, Oleg Soulimenko, Mirva Väänänen, Ondrej Vidlar
sound design and electronics: Fabrice Moinet, Johann Loiseau
lighting design and technical direction: Hans Meijer
drawing and graphic: Brynjar Åbel Bandlien, Christelle Fillod
choreographic assistant: Taka Shamoto
costumes: Anne-Catherine Kunz
electronic assistant: Matthieu Virot
technical support: Culture Crew

production: fieldworks vzw, Heine Avdal / co-production: Dansens Hus (Oslo), STUK (Leuven) / in collaboration with: WP Zimmer (Antwerp) / with the support of: Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie, Norsk Kulturråd

world premiere: December 10 2014 at Ice Hot / Dansens Hus, Oslo.