Panflutes and Paperwork
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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 feeling


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.

Ingrid Berger Myhre

Ingrid Berger Myhre is a choreographer and performer currently based in Brussels. She recently finished the Research Studio's '17-'18 at P.A.R.T.S. and has previously studied Modern Theatre Dance at Amsterdam School of Arts (NL) and hold an MA in Choreography (Research and Performance) from ex.e.r.ce in Montpellier (FR). Myhre is affiliated choreographer at Dansateliers Rotterdam, the house co-producing her works since 2014.
Language and semiotics are central elements to her artistic work. Departing from text, gesture and the juxtaposition of the two, her work proposes cheeky takes on readings and projections of meaning through subtle twists of conventions, context and expectations. Her choreographic body of work consists of LATEST NOTES (2015), SUPPLIES (2016) - and BLANKS (2017), which was selected as an Aerowaves Twenty '18 production and is currently touring internationally. In 2018 she was commisioned for Conny Janssen Danst's talent development initiative Danslokaal's 6th edition


Concept and performance: Ingrid Berger Myhre and Lasse PassageOutside eye: Alex Zakkas, Merel HeeringLights: Edwin van SteenbergenScenography: Alex ZakkasFunded by: Arts Council NorwayCoproduction: Dansateliers Rotterdam, Black Box Teater, CSC Bassano Del Grappa, wpZimmerOndersteund door: P.A.R.T.S. Rimi/Imir Senter for Scenekunst, Moving Futures Festival