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Karen Røise Kielland & Katja Dreyer

Cry Me a River – the Quest for the Source

12. Jun –14. Jun 2019

Store scene 12.06.2019 19:00

Store scene 13.06.2019 19:00

Store scene 14.06.2019 19:00

Cry Me a River – the quest for the source started as an expedition to the source of the River Styx in Greece. In Greek mythology, Styx is the river that constitutes the border between the earth and the underworld. Achilles was dipped in it, Narcissus fell in love with his own image and drowned in it, the Gods swore oaths by it and memory disappears if you drink it.

Truth and origin do not exist as absolutes, but as longings within us. In their search for truth or answers, Karen Røise Kielland and Katja Dreyer go backwards in time to find the source. Through pictures, objects, motion and words, they reconstruct their journey along the Styx, their meetings with locals with stories about their relationship to the river and the myths linked to it. The performance will attempt to recreate the metamorphosis from a multicolored chaos to a silent and monochrome, almost muse-like, order.

Cry me a river – the quest for the source is the first collaborative project between Karen Røise Kielland and Katja Dreyer, after previous works together as performers in choreographer Ivana Müller’s productions. Katja Dreyer received her education from the Utrecht School of the Arts. In her work she investigates and tries to understand history through personal stories. Karen Røise Kielland studied at the Amsterdam University of the Arts and with Desmond Jones in London. In collaboration with musician and composer Jessica Sligter, lighting designer Ingeborg Staxrud Olerud, visual artist Ole Martin Lund Bø, dramaturge Marit Grimstad Eggen and a plumber who designs a piping system,  the performance moves through various physical rituals in its search for the source.

Ide, regi, aktører / Idea, direction, performers: Karen Røise Kielland, Katja Dreyer. Scenografi / Scenography: Ole Martin Lund Bø. Komponist, musiker / composer, musician: Jessica Sligter. Lysdesign / Light design: Ingeborg Staxrud Olerud. Dramaturg: Marit Grimstad Eggen. Tekniker / technician: Bjarte Blixt. Produsent / producer: Marita Skarseth Myrland. Co-produsenter / Co-producers: Kunstencentrum Buda (Kortrijk), Kunstenwerkplaats, Pianofabriek (Brussels), Black Box teater (Oslo). Støttet av / Support by: Norsk Kulturråd.