Heine Avdal & Yukiko Shinozaki (NO, JP, BE): nothing’s for something

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Black curtains dance to The Blue Danube. After this extraordinary beginning, four performers take over the lead accompanied by spherical sounds. The dancers appear on a darkened stage – they emerge as points of light and colour accents and disappear again, leaving traces as they do so. Through the composition of moving bodies combined with variable stage elements, an organic form appears – a setting that begins to breathe and come to life.
With nothing's for something Heine Avdal and Yukiko Shinozaki are making a return to the theatre. Having focused primarily on space and the relationship between performers and spectators in their previous works, in this project their aim is to once again explore the body. nothing’s for something is therefore also a questioning of their own assumptions, of the ‘originality’ -if it actually exists- of their own motives.
Inspired by Paul Klee, who used to dance whilst painting; Georges Perec, master literary miniaturist of daily life; and Rainer Maria Rilke, the ensemble creates a visually powerful reflection on theatre, performance, dance, installation and spatial and imaginative borders. nothing’s for something shows a world in which the invisible becomes visible.
„A playful, poetic and philosophic performance – a visual gift to the audience.“ Amund Grimstad, Klassekampen
The Norwegian Heine Avdal, who studied at the National College of the Arts in Oslo and P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels, has worked together for 13 years with Yukiko Shinozaki, from Japan, who studied classical ballet in Tokyo and contemporary dance and psychology at Portland State University. Besides creations for the theatre space they develope site-specific projects, which take place in supermarkets, hotels and offices.

concept and direction: Heine AVDAL, Yukiko SHINOZAKI
originally created and performed by: Heine AVDAL, Taka SHAMOTO, Yukiko SHINOZAKI, Oleg SOULIMENKO also performed by: Ingrid HAAKSTAD, 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
dramaturgy: Marianne VAN KERKHOVEN (Kaaitheater) 
creative assistant: Saori MIYAZAWA
electronic assistant: Matthieu VIROT
technical support: Culture Crew
music: The Blue Danube - Johann STRAUSS
production: fieldworks vzw, Heine AVDAL

co-production: Kaaitheater (Brussels), APAP Network, Kunstencentrum Buda (Kortrijk), BIT-Teatergarasjen (Bergen), STUK (Leuven)
in collaboration with: WP Zimmer (Antwerp), Netwerk (Aalst), Vooruit (Ghent), MDT (Stockholm), Black Box Teater (Oslo), Teaterhuset Avantgarden (Trondheim), INKONST (Malmø)
with the support of: Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie, Norsk Kulturråd, Fond For Lyd og Bilde, Fond for Utøvende Kunstnere

with thanks to: Petar KUFNER, Vida MEHRi, Alejandro AVILA, Louise CRABBÉ, Carolina GORADESKY, Kevin STROMPERS, Ghislain KNOPS, Kevin KNOPS, Didier DE MUNTER, Carlos RODRIGUES, Steve TIMMERMANS, Anne-Catherine KUNZ, Mikiko SAGAWA, Sara JANSEN, David PLEDGER - Dance Massive festival (Melbourne), Urszula DAWKINS

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