Panflutes and Paperwork
Panflutes and Paperwork is a collaboration between choreographer Ingrid Berger Myhre and composer Lasse Passage. Myhre and Passage has worked together on several projects since 2015 and have over time developed a critical dialogue around what ”creating music for dance” or ”dancing to music” is expected to be. 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 feelingA.Schöenberg
The title alludes to the contrast between the dry and the “wet”: Panflutes, on the one hand suggests the playful and passionate. Paperwork on the other refers to notation, and the bureaucratic. The performance takes the conversion between these two peripheries as starting point in order to find new takes on old conventions regarding the infamous choreographer-composer-constellation. 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.