CHOREOGRAPHY / KOREOGRAFI
Choreography is a magazine initiated and edited by the Oslo-based choreographers Solveig Styve Holte, Ann-Christin Berg Kongsness and writer Runa Borch Skolseg. The magazine consists of texts written by Nordic artists within the field of dance and choreography.
Each text is build around a specific issue requested by the editors and developed in dialogue with the contributors, there are independent texts as well as conversations and interviews. All texts exist in both Scandinavian and English versions. With the magazine we wish to build a rich and complex understanding of what choreography is and can be. We have curated the texts we’ve been missing and the conversations we have dreamt of reading.
Evfa Lilja, Naja Lee Jensen, Thomas Talawa Prestø, Elle Sofe Henriksen, Marte Reithaug Sterud, Ròsa Òmarsdóttir, Per Roar, Josefine Wikström, Janne-Camilla Lyster, Solveig Styve Holte, Simo Kellokumpu, Ann-Christin Berg Kongsness, Sonya Lindfors, Veronica Robles Thorseth / Leo Preston, Mette Edvardsen, Mette Ingvartsen, Stina Nyberg and Venke Marie Sortland.
Graphic design by Helge Hjort Bentsen.
The magazine is supported by The Norwegian Arts Council and The Nordic Culture Fund.
The first launch of the magazine took place at Dansens Hus in Oslo on 21st of May 2016, with a seminar consisting of conversations with the Oslo-based contributors:
“The live event as a performative reality and context” with Per Roar in conversation with Solveig Styve Holte and Ann-Christin Berg Kongsness
“Appropriate Appropriation”: Thomas Talawa Prestø in conversation with Marte Reithaug Sterud
“Text and choreography, dance and poetry” with Janne- Camilla Lyster and Solveig Styve Holte
“Work structures as a critical practice or The art of making space for chaos”
with Venke Marie Sortland and Ann-Christin Berg Kongsness
The seminar was organized by the editors in collaboration with Pernille Holden and Ida Gudbrandsen, and co-produced by Dansens Hus.
During autumn 2016 there were additional launches happening at:
-Ateneum in Helsinki on 9th of September: editor Ann-Christin Berg Kongsness in conversation with local contributors Sonya Lindfors and Simo Kellokumpu, in a double-bill with UrbanApa`s conversation series Discussing structures.
-Weld in Stockholm on 25th of Septembe: editor Ann-Christin Berg Kongsness in conversation with local contributors Stina Nyberg and Evfa Lilja, in a double-bill with the launch of Evfa Lilja`s new book.
-Dansehallerne in Copenhagenn on 29th of September, following the premiere of contributor Naja Lee Jensen`s production Længsel efter hud: editor Ann-Christin Berg Kongsness in conversation with Naja Lee Jensen.
-Oktoberdans-festival in Bergen on 29th of October: editors Solveig Styve Holte and Ann-Christin Berg Kongsness in conversation with contributors Veronica Thorseth and Venke Sortland.
-Dansefestival Barents in Hammerfest on 11th of November: editor Ann-Christin Berg Kongsness in conversation with contributor Elle Sofe Henriksen.