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Meny McBeth (CH)

Collettivo Spettatori

Founded in 2008, Il Collettivo Spettatori is an international theatre collective based in Switzerland with the common will to research and experiment on an internationally understandable theatre-language with no artistic limits. Coming from France, Germany, Spain and Switzerland, the artists met at the Scuola Teatro Dimitri, a movement theatre school in Tessin (Switzerland). The diversity of their cultural, linguistic and social backgrounds shapes the soul of the group whose work focuses on the interaction between theatre and music, together with dance and movement, pantomime, singing and clownery.

The members work together approximately six months a year allowing them to be involved in other productions or additional trainings. The new artistic inputs gathered from their parallel experiences are shared within the group and contribute to the development of a unique artistic language, polyglot and open to diverse audiences.

Since 2009, Il Collettivo Spettatori is a self-managed theatre collective. The choice of the projects and collaborators as well as the artistic leadership is commonly debated.

Meny McBeth (CH)

In the dining room of a local home in the unassuming village of Hølen the stage, not to mention the table, is set for an unforgettable feast and the most original version of Shakespeare’s Macbeth you have ever seen.

Welcome to Menu McBeth - a three course meal served in a five act play.


This latest production from international theatre collective Collettivo Spettatori was celebrated by public and critics alike when first performed in Switzerland in 2015.

«A gastronomic delight of food, theatre and music» - Journal du Jura (CH)

«Black comedy in the form of food and drink. A more original version of Shakespeare’s "Macbeth" has never been seen. An entertaining dinner and the food was good too!!» - Bieler Dagblatt (CH)


The company’s virtuosic interdisciplinary approach makes use of movement, song and object manipulation to create a unique theatrical language that reaches first the stomach and then the brain, allowing the audience to experience Shakespeare’s classic drama on their own bodies. Dinner is served by the actors during the performance as each dish contributes to set the scene for Macbeth’s tragic downfall.

The menu consists of a starter of Italian antipasti, main course (Russian beetroot soup) and dessert (French fruit mousse). An aperitif will be served on arrival. Additional drinks will be available for purchase.

The venue is Ole Morten Geving og Hans Kristian Vollans legendary front room.



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17/6/2017
19:30 - 21:30
Sold out
18/6/2017
18:00 - 20:00
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19/6/2017
19:30 - 21:30
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20/6/2017
19:30 - 21:30
Maran

SKOOP

SKOOP is a Scandinavian artist collective and production platform founded in 2011. We make theatre, performance art, installations and more. Our working process is non-hierarchical and of a collective kind. With our previous projects “Malted Milk” and “Duft” we have performed in Norway, Finland, Germany and Switzerland. SKOOP consists of individuals with backgrounds in acting, dance, scenography, music and visual arts.

Maran

Welcome to Hølen’s secluded tennis court for a night in the name of horror. This will be a match to remember!


Maran is an investigation of the human fascination with horror. Six women confront themselves with their darker sides as they face their fears and learn how to survive their worst nightmares. In the end it’s not about succeeding but rather about how far they dare to take it. In the process of trying to prepare themselves for the worst, lies an absurd and at times humoristic eagerness to face the evil.

Maran premiered at HAUT Scene, Copenhagen, in November 2015. The performance is a stand-alone sequel to SKOOP´s first performance, Malted Milk, from 2011.

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22/6/2017
21:00 - 22:00
Dédale

Jordan Deschamps

Dédale

Dédale is one of five works selected from Sånafest’s Open Call for submissions to this year's festival. 240 companies applied to take part.

It was the unusual expression of a particularly tender and gentle male energy combined with beautiful and complex group choreography that impressed our Artistic Council. Dédale presents a disarming vulnerability and naked honesty in a meditative piece that speaks of meetings between men.


This performance offers a rare opportunity to experience an alternative to the hard, tough and primal depictions of male physicality often represented in contemporary dance. The piece plays with different aspects of form and content, allowing the audience to find their own interpretation of the work. Some will recognise references to the gay sauna scene while others will see echoes of masterpieces of the male nude from art history.

As the dancers become moving statues, observing and interacting with each other, the meditative music helps the audience to enter this mode of pure and simple contemplation, leading to a very poetic and sensitive journey.

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23/6/2017
17:00 - 21:00
24/6/2017
20:30 - 20:55
LAND SKAP

Masako Matsushita

Masako Matsushita performs and stages works in a variety of venues including galleries and site-specific venues, as well as theatres. Having graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatory of Music & Dance, she has worked as a dancer for artists  including Curandi Katz, Cornelia Voglmayr, Josiah McElheny, Jeremy Nelson, Leonie Nadler, Matteo Fargion, Marie Gabrielle Rotie. She has presented her own choreographic works at festivals including In& Off Danza inscena IT, Neu/Now Festival 2012, Festival Aperto IT, Festival Ammutinamenti IT, HangartFest IX-X-XI ed. IT, CivitanovaDanza 2.0 IT, Ravnedans NO.

The body functioning and transforming depending on the given environment, the relationship between performer and viewer and the mutual influences between arts and digital technology are the main elements of her research.

Ingvild Isaksen

Ingvild Isaksen is a freelance choreographer and dancer born in Oslo, Norway. She has a one year diploma in dance from Bårdar Akademiet (2004), two years in fine arts and design from the College of Oslo (2009), as well as a BA (Hons) in Dance Theatre from Trinity Laban Conservatory of Music & Dance (2012). In 2015 she received a three year scholarship from the Norwegian Arts Council.  

Choreographically she explores how to intervene with people’s daily lives by making public spaces a stage for performances. Ingvild is currently working on extending her piece PEOPLE as a full evening outdoor performance for Ravnedans 2017, and performs regularly with the interdisciplinary Kompani F in Oslo. She has previously performed in works by Matteo Fargion, Ina Dokmo, Kosugi Daisuke, Dromedar, Aisan Hoss, Clare Daly, Punchdrunk and Mia Habib.

LAND SKAP

A MasIng Productions invites the audience to a refreshing perspective on the environment in which we are located in through their piece LAND SKAP. The duo experiments with how we observe movements and objects and what gets the focus through our and others' choices. What lives in the landscapes surrounding us and what are beyond its borders?

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The audience can wander around in a land full of cabinets of various sizes activated when someone peers into them. Those who look in will look back on the landscape and the people in it as if it were a real-time movie. Some cabinets have secret messages that only the most curious can find. Other cabinets offer dance and music. In this landscape you can stay for hours or just make a short visit.

For Sånafest 2017 the Artistic Council was now allowed to contribute with its own works. Ingvild Isaksen and Masako Matsushita therefore decided to make their debut as A MasIng productions with a work especially designed for Garntørka in Son.

LAND SKAP is the part of the festival evening called KILO - I wish to communicate with you at Garntørka, where three dance performances are presented.

 

Genre: Dance / Installation
Choreography: A MasIng Productions
Dancers: Julie Rasmussen and Hilde I. Sandvold
Thanks to Marko Marovt, Truls Johnsen, Andreas Strand Renberg, Heidi Jessen, Sigbjørn-André Ulstein Pilskog, Marianne Sandstø, ReSon,VerketFabLab.

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con il sostegno del progetto / with the support of the project
DE.MO./MOVIN’UP II sess. 2016
a cura di / curated by
MINISTERO DEI BENI E DELLE ATTIVITÀ CULTURALI E DEL TURISMO
Direzione Generale Arte e Architettura Contemporanee e Periferie Urbane
Direzione Generale Spettacolo
e / and
GAI - Associazione per il Circuito dei Giovani Artisti Italiani
www.giovaniartisti.it

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23/6/2017
17:00 - 21:00
Stereofonia Aquatica (IT)

Alessandro Perini

Alessandro Perini was born in 1983 in Italy. He studied composition, electronic music and the science of musical communication in Italy and Sweden.

His artistic production ranges from instrumental and electronic music to audiovisual and light-based works, net-art, land-art and vibration-based works. His compositions have been played in festivals such as Biennale di Venezia (Italy), Festival Futura (France), Open Spaces (Germany), Connect Festival and New Directions (Sweden), Procesas (Lithuania), UNM 2012 (Iceland), Moscow Forum and ReMusik (Russia), Tempus Fugit and Distat Terra (Argentina). In summer 2014 he was in residence at Fondazione Spinola Banna per L’Arte (Italy). His most recent prizes in composition are the 2nd prize at the Concours de Bourges 2015 (Musinfo), the Grand Prix at the Sergej Slonimnski competition (St. Petersburg) and the Jury’s Prize at New Directions Festival (Piteå, Sweden).

In 2014 he started a research about vibration and tactile sound, called touchmysound, including projects at the Darmstadt Ferienkurse and residencies at Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto (Italy) and Park In Progress (Belgium). In May 2016 he’s been artist in residence for Imagonirmia Prize in Chiaravalle (Milano, Italy), with a series of projects about site-specific sound art. To Sånafest he´ll be coming from a residence at I-Park Foundation in Connecticut (May-June 2017).

He has been teaching courses in audiovisual production for the arts at the Conservatory of Como (Italy) and in the Composition department (electronic music course) at the Music Academy of Malmö, as well as in workshops in Italy, Argentina and Bolivia. 

Stereofonia Aquatica (IT)

Perini’s installation, Stereofonia Acquatica, is a meditative and isolated experience dedicated to the listening of a particular soundscape. Two plastic tubes transmit the sound of a water stream to the ears of the listener. Besides the flow of the water, which creates a two-voices stereophonic counterpoint, the resonance of the tubes activates a low pedal which accompanies the whole listening experience.The installation seeks to create an intimacy between the audience and nature by means of the act of listening, isolated in a meditative situation.


Stereofonia Acquatica is part of the visual art program DRYPP, and is open for the audience during the whole week. Look for DRYPP-signs at elveveien between Son and Hølen.

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All days
Free
Dansekurs for barn

Beret Roksvåg Stølen

Beret Roksvåg Stølen is a local resident of Son. She qualified as a dance teacher from the Norwegian Ballet School in 2019 and has worked with children and dance ever since, teaching and performing in schools, nurseries and arts centres as well as developing her own projects. Beret works to create a safe space for her young audiences where the children themselves can use their own creativity in shaping the experience.

Dansekurs for barn

Sånafest’s dance course for kids gives young dance enthusiasts the opportunity to play, move experiment and create dance together. Over the course of two interactive sessions we will explore rhythm and musicality, develop an awareness of space and compare the qualities and effects of different types of movement. The focus is on creativity and the joy of dance!

On Saturday June 24th we will show the Sånafest audience what we have made during the workshop as part of a guided art walk from Son to Hølen. Participants will work together to create a site-specific performance at a specially chosen spot along the riverbank. Professional dancers and students from Kulturskolen will also take part in the tour which incorporates installations, musical interludes and most likely a few unexpected curiosities!

This is the third time Sånafest has run a course for kids culminating in a performance at the festival and we can say from experience that it will be a lot of fun!


Course dates: Monday June 19th and Tuesday June 20th, 17:00-18:30
Performance: Saturday June 24th, 12:30

NB Participants will meet earlier on the Saturday to prepare for their site-specific performance. Details of time and place will be announced at a later date.

Where: Aktivitetsalen at Son skole
Who: Anyone between the ages of 8 and 12 who wants to dance!
Price: 400 kr
Maximum 15 places

Sign up by sending an email to thea@saanafest.com. Deadline extended to June 10th.

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Sounding Canebrakes (IT)

Alessandro Perini

Alessandro Perini was born in 1983 in Italy. He studied composition, electronic music and the science of musical communication in Italy and Sweden.

His artistic production ranges from instrumental and electronic music to audiovisual and light-based works, net-art, land-art and vibration-based works. His compositions have been played in festivals such as Biennale di Venezia (Italy), Festival Futura (France), Open Spaces (Germany), Connect Festival and New Directions (Sweden), Procesas (Lithuania), UNM 2012 (Iceland), Moscow Forum and ReMusik (Russia), Tempus Fugit and Distat Terra (Argentina). In summer 2014 he was in residence at Fondazione Spinola Banna per L’Arte (Italy). His most recent prizes in composition are the 2nd prize at the Concours de Bourges 2015 (Musinfo), the Grand Prix at the Sergej Slonimnski competition (St. Petersburg) and the Jury’s Prize at New Directions Festival (Piteå, Sweden).

In 2014 he started a research about vibration and tactile sound, called touchmysound, including projects at the Darmstadt Ferienkurse and residencies at Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto (Italy) and Park In Progress (Belgium). In May 2016 he’s been artist in residence for Imagonirmia Prize in Chiaravalle (Milano, Italy), with a series of projects about site-specific sound art. To Sånafest he´ll be coming from a residence at I-Park Foundation in Connecticut (May-June 2017).

He has been teaching courses in audiovisual production for the arts at the Conservatory of Como (Italy) and in the Composition department (electronic music course) at the Music Academy of Malmö, as well as in workshops in Italy, Argentina and Bolivia. 

Sounding Canebrakes (IT)

Sounding Canebrakes is a mobile sound installation consisting of eight canes that are equipped with vibration transducers and create a polyphony within a landscape. A hybrid between natural element and sound design.

The installation could be experienced by listening to the polyphony created by the different canes, by putting one’s ear onto the canes (listening to a particular internal background resonance, peculiar to each cane), or touching one or more canes at the same time for a tactile experience.


I took a recording of a cane from a canebrake (Arundo Donax) continuously swept by wind. This recording was then filtered in order to turn its noise, from time to time, into a particular frequency. Eight different versions of the soundfile were created. These eight soundfiles were loaded into eight different Micro-SD cards, feeding Vibe-Tribe Troll 2.0 battery-powered vibration speakers. The speakers were attached to eight different dried canes, planted into the soil as to form an artificial sound canebrake.

Sounding Canebrakes is part of the visual art program DRYPP.

When: Saturday June 24th 12:00-15:00
Where: Among the vines at Gjølstadveien 52. Look for the DRYPP signs!

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24/6/2017
12:00 - 15:00
Free
Wooden waves (IT)

Alessandro Perini

Alessandro Perini was born in 1983 in Italy. He studied composition, electronic music and the science of musical communication in Italy and Sweden.

His artistic production ranges from instrumental and electronic music to audiovisual and light-based works, net-art, land-art and vibration-based works. His compositions have been played in festivals such as Biennale di Venezia (Italy), Festival Futura (France), Open Spaces (Germany), Connect Festival and New Directions (Sweden), Procesas (Lithuania), UNM 2012 (Iceland), Moscow Forum and ReMusik (Russia), Tempus Fugit and Distat Terra (Argentina). In summer 2014 he was in residence at Fondazione Spinola Banna per L’Arte (Italy). His most recent prizes in composition are the 2nd prize at the Concours de Bourges 2015 (Musinfo), the Grand Prix at the Sergej Slonimnski competition (St. Petersburg) and the Jury’s Prize at New Directions Festival (Piteå, Sweden).

In 2014 he started a research about vibration and tactile sound, called touchmysound, including projects at the Darmstadt Ferienkurse and residencies at Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto (Italy) and Park In Progress (Belgium). In May 2016 he’s been artist in residence for Imagonirmia Prize in Chiaravalle (Milano, Italy), with a series of projects about site-specific sound art. To Sånafest he´ll be coming from a residence at I-Park Foundation in Connecticut (May-June 2017).

He has been teaching courses in audiovisual production for the arts at the Conservatory of Como (Italy) and in the Composition department (electronic music course) at the Music Academy of Malmö, as well as in workshops in Italy, Argentina and Bolivia. 

Wooden waves (IT)

Wooden waves is a tactile sound installation that uses a wooden floor as a vibrating surface and lets people feel the movement of sound vibrations along their bodies, when lying on the floor. Eight sources of vibration are controlled separately, so that a spatialization of the tactile sensation is achieved. The movement of the sound/vibration through the wooden planks recalls the swinging movement of waves, a basic form which is also the form of the sound oscillation itself.


Wooden waves is part of the visual art program DRYPP, and can be experienced outside Hølen Kunst og Bokcafe Monday 19th-Wednesday 21st June between 16:00 and 19:00.

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19/6/2017
16:00 - 19:00
Free
20/6/2017
16:00 - 19:00
Free
21/6/2017
16:00 - 19:00
Free
Drypp: Kunstløype

Drypp: Kunstløype

Artwalk

Grab your best walking shoes and your most sophisticated scarf because we are going on an art hunt! Pump up the buggy wheels, fill your water bottle, polish your spectacles, clean out your ears and get ready for a 3km long Saturday stroll along the river between Son and Hølen during which you will experience your surroundings in new and unexpected ways.
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12:00 Meet at Son Kystkultursenter

12:05 We start the walk with a vist to the KIWI supermarket where the interactive performance Borrowed Landscape by Heine Avdal and Yukiko Shinozaki/Fieldworks (NO/JP/BE) is underway.

12:30 We begin to make our way up river. Our tour will take you past all of the installations in the DRYPP programme with dance, music and a few surprises along the way. 

15:15 Those who will can finish off with a double bill of dance for all the family at Hølen school. See both Let’s Du-et (IT/DK) and in/the/back/no/words/hearing (DE/MX/BR/TW) for the price of one as part of our Dobbeldate event. Click here for tickets.

There is plenty more to see and do in Hølen for the rest of the evening so check out the programme or come and hang out in our festival bar.

DRYPP is our brand new visual art programme. For the first time this year you will find artworks of all shapes and sizes popping up in unexpected places all over the festival. Read more about DRYPP.

Don’t worry if you can’t make the tour; all of the DRYPP installations are signposted and available to visit during the whole of the festival. Just look out for the DRYPP rowing oars!

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24/6/2017
12:00 - 15:00
Free
Inside out (NO)

Matias Askvik

Matias Askvik is a scenographer from Bergen who works in the field of live art. He graduated from the Norwegian Theater Academy in 2015 where he studied scenography for three years. His works explores how our intuitive perception through senses in different contexts can open up new perspectives in an otherwise massively noisy everyday life. Therefore his projects always has a great focus on sound, light, and often even smells, taste and touch.

Not being committed to any genres, he instead tries to let highly interdisciplinary processes challenge what is known. Often he find himself in a place far outside of his expertise, and this is not only inspiring as one has to learn and discover, but it also automatically offers new relations and cooperations.


Askvik is a founding member of the live art collective by Proxy, which just premiered the performance Escape the Universe, and is known for their award-winning performance Stop Being Poor. Autumn 2017 Askvik and the rest of by Proxy will overtake Teater Momentum in Odense, where they will make three new performances which represents Momentum Vol. 11.

Inside out (NO)

Matias Askvik (NO) “inside out”

An anthem to all the things that we do not see, Askvik’s work “Inside Out” is an installation and a musical composition in one. By reusing church organ pipes played by reverse vacuum cleaners, and placing them in relation to nature, Inside Out creates a space for listening, observation and reflection. From a distance, a simple and constant drone can be heard, but on approaching the pipes the individual tones create harmonies. From the moment the audience can hear the sound of the installation, a personal composition of organ harmonies, nature sounds, and machine hum begins. Visually, the suspended pipes invite observers to lift their gaze to the trees and the sky.


8-12 wooden organ pipes salvaged from the old church at Leikanger are to be hung from a group of trees by the river Såna. The pipes are individually connected by wires to the branches, and each pipe has a tube connected to the ground, through which the air flows. The "machine room" containing the reversed vacuum cleaners is a 1m3 box made out of plexiglass and wood. The house has sound isolating effect, but some noise will be heard on approaching the box. Corrugated industrial tubes leads the air out of the house, along the grass, and up to the individual pipes.

 

The piece is part of the visual art program DRYPP, and is open for the audience during the whole week. Look for DRYPP-signs at elveveien between Son and Hølen.

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Free
Festivalpub

Festivalpub

Welcome to the Sånafest circus tent and our friendly festival pub!

We are open every day during the festival with a live broadcast from RadioSåna at 6. There will be highlights from the festival programme, special guests and a few surprises. You can enjoy a specially brewed festival beer courtesy of Dronebrygg, grab a snack or just relax between performances.

Where: In the circus tent on Hølen petanque court (right next to Hølen square)


Opening Hours

Sunday 18th June: 16:00-23:00
Monday 19th June: 17:00-23:00 (Quiz from 20:00-22:15)
Tuesday 20th June: 17:00-21:00
Wednesday 21st June: 17:00-23:00
Thursday 22nd June: 17:00-23:00
Friday 23rd June: The festival pub moves to Garntørka in Son in connection with our event KILO - I wish to communicate with you
Saturday 24th June: 15:00-20:00 (Goylem Space Klezmer closing concert from 21:00)

 

Sånafest Music Quiz - Monday 19th June

The monthly Pop Quiz at Hølen Kunst og Bokcafé has become a popular local happening. On Monday 19th June host Stig will be mixing up a special Sånafest edition for residents and visitors alike in the big top. Quiz from 20:00 til 22:15 (including breaks).

 

Specially created Sånafest beer from Dronebrygg

A Sånafest bar would not be complete without a Sånafest beer! Ours is specially created and brewed for the festival by the wonderful team at Dronebrygg. Dronebrygg was started as an art project in 2011 and is now a brewery in the cellar of Kunstnernes Hus, an art institution in Oslo. They make unproblematic beers as well as some that are a little more challenging and experimental.

The people behind the brewery are Daniel Teigen, Anders Dahl Monsen, Marius Notvik, Joachim Futtrup, Adrian Mitchell, Perla Bar, Colin Eick and Steinar Braa.

 

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Free
ÅPNINGER (NO)

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Goylem Space Klezmer

Goylem Space Klezmer

Get ready for an explosive finale to Sånafest 2017! As the circus tent is filled with intoxicating klezmer rhythms, you will be hard pressed to keep your feet still. So tighten up your laces, join the party, and prepare to dance the long summer night away!





Goylem Space Klezmer is an unusual musical phenomenon hailing from Oslo’s underground scene. Over the last seven years of increasingly popular concerts at home and abroad they have developed a reputation as one of the most innovative and captivating klezmer ensembles in Scandinavia. With one foot rooted in traditional klezmer, the several other feet and limbs of this intergalactic folk ensemble are free to explore Nordic traditions, Balkan beats, Middle Eastern dance rhythms, psychedelic prog and sci-fi electronica.

Space klezmer as a genre can be seen as an extension of the progressive klezmer tradition of the 20th century, from the infamous clarinetist Naftule Brandwein through to John Zorn's neo-klezmer. With deep love for the traditions they build on, the Goylemites take pride in abolishing boundaries, teetering between the sacred and the humorous, and the musically correct and incorrect. In recent years Goylem has appeared at various festivals in Spain, Poland, Norway and Sweden playing alongside with bands including Kroke, Amsterdam Klezmerband, Farmers Market and Valkyrien Allstars.

The public is advised to bring their best dancing shoes and prepare for an evening of treacherous time signatures, ingratiating scales and sparkling musical joy!

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24/6/2017
21:00 - 23:00
Borrowed Landscape

Heine Avdal & Yukiko Shinozaki

I nyere prosjekter, har hans fokus ligget på hvordan forskjellige typer offentlige/private rom distribueres. Han utforsker hvordan romlige konvensjoner påvirker opplevelsen av tilstedeværelse i private samt offentlige rom. Tatt i betraktning våre forutseende ideer om romlige konvensjoner og gjennom små skift, eller manipulasjoner søker han etter uventede kryssinger mellom ulike komponenter i måten vi opplever oss selv og medmennesker i våre umiddelbare omgivelser.

Borrowed Landscape

Borrowed Landscape - Sånafest will take place in the KIWI supermarket in Son.

The performance seeks to highlight the unique nature of the supermarket environment, expose the rules and conventions that govern its use, and ask questions about our personal shopping habits, as well as the wider forces that shape our daily routines and behaviour.


Avdal and Shinozaki’s imaginative and often amusing interaction with their chosen surroundings, their exaggerated movements, and the surprising soundscape developed by long time collaborator Fabrice Moinet, afford a kind of poetry to spaces that define our personal and professional life. By establishing two hybrid realities in the same space, they invite the audience to take a step back and look again, to interact with these all too familiar surroundings in a new way. Their intriguing performances reveal our habitual routines, making us aware of how everyday spaces are constructed and they way in which our movement through them is guided and controlled.

Sånafest aims to foster curiosity and challenge preconceptions about contemporary art by creating an inclusive, unpretentious and exciting programme characterised by playfulness and a sense of humour. Avdal and Shinozaki’s site-specific multidisciplinary approach in Borrowed Landscape is a perfect fit for our festival, offering comedy and interactivity without reaching too far into the audience’s comfort zone. We hope that it will offer the people of Son an intriguing opportunity to dip their toes into the Sånafest waters while they stock up on some groceries!

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23/6/2017
17:00 - 19:00
Free
24/6/2017
11:00 - 13:00
Free
The Paperbag Queen

Jacqueline van de Geer

Jacqueline van de Geer is a Montreal-based artist working primarily in performance. Hailing from the Netherlands, where she studied visual and performance art, her current practice is inspired by literature, mythology, history and personal memory. Since her arrival to Montreal in 2005, her performative actions have combined object theatre, devised theatre, dance and integrated arts.

Collective creation is an important part of her practice, and this philosophy informs her work both with fellow artistic collaborators as well as with her audiences. As such, developing strong connections with viewers is elemental: her performances offer many the opportunity to become active participants, with these spontaneous exchanges becoming an integral part of her pieces. Intimacy and surprise then surface as key components in her work, facets that irresistibly draw her audiences in.

Mixing performance art with experimental theatre, and always working intuitively, her non-linear storytelling is infused with dark humour, absurdity and irony. Slipping seamlessly between these varying modes, the result is an evocative hybrid form coming from a uniquely refreshing voice.

A member of the Playwright’s Workshop since early 2016, she has performed with several companies including Le Pont Bridge, Joe, Jack and John, Nervous Hunter and Compagnie Mobile Home amongst others and more recently has begun to produce solo works which have been presented at festivals in Montreal, Toronto, Philadelphia, Rotterdam and Harrisonburg.

The Paperbag Queen

The Paperbag Queen invites you to visit her in her Paperbag Palace, which during this year’s Sånafest takes the form of a traditional barn on the old farm of Muggestad gård in Hølen.

During this interactive performance The Paperbag Queen will guide her subjects through the absurd and comical landscape of her alternative society, confronting conventions of religion, politics, welfare, charity, sport, love and borders. She shares stories from her childhood, checks her subjects’ health, practices the Paperbag Gymnastics and invites full freedom of speech and expression.


Jacqueline van de Geer's intuitive, non-linear and engaging storytelling is infused with dark humour, absurdity and irony. Slipping seamlessly between these varying modes, the result is an evocative hybrid form coming from a uniquely refreshing voice.

The Paperbag Queen premiered at the Infringement festival in Montreal 2011 and has since toured in Canada and the USA. Sånafest has chosen the piece for this year’s programme both because of van de Geer’s unique way of communicating with her audience and for the increasingly important and timely questions her work asks about the underlying structures of our society.

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Tickets

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21/6/2017
19:30 - 20:15
24/6/2017
17:30 - 18:15
in/the/back/no/words/hearing (MX/DE/TW/BR)

in/the/back/no/words/hearing (MX/DE/TW/BR)

Berlin-based international company P_A_R_A_R / Immersive Performance Art present in/the/back/no/words/hearing, a beautiful and contemplative piece characterized by striking scenography and an original score. An earlier work by choreographer Karina Suárez Bosche, Desierto de Sillas, was shown at the old school in Hølen during Sånafest in 2014 and we are delighted to welcome her and the rest of the creative team back to Hølen and a brand new venue for this year’s festival!

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22/6/2017
19:30 - 20:30
24/6/2017
15:15 - 16:15
I Skogen - dansekunst for de aller minste

Beret Roksvåg Stølen

Beret Roksvåg Stølen is a local resident of Son. She qualified as a dance teacher from the Norwegian Ballet School in 2019 and has worked with children and dance ever since, teaching and performing in schools, nurseries and arts centres as well as developing her own projects. Beret works to create a safe space for her young audiences where the children themselves can use their own creativity in shaping the experience.

I Skogen - dansekunst for de aller minste

What can you find in the forest? What is that noise? Is it a cow? Is it a snake? Or is it just the wind whistling in the trees?

In The Woods is a dance performance for children from one year up. It is an exciting and playful sensory experience in which the young audience will have the opportunity to see, hear and interact with all sorts of objects and creatures to be found in the woods.


There is no narrative for the children to follow. The young audience are free to experience a series of evocative moments of movement, music and sound which will engage their attention and stimulate their curiosity. The performance lasts for 20 minutes, after which the children are invited on stage to explore the props and scenery for themselves.

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17/6/2017
12:00 - 12:20
14:00 - 14:20
Let's Du-et

Fabio Liberti & Arina Trostyanetskaya

Let's Du-et

Let’s Du-et by Fabio Liberti is a whimsical love story with a twist, performed by world class dancers based at Danish Dance Theatre in Copenhagen. Let’s Du-et is one of a very few choice pieces selected for this year’s festival programme from Sånafest’s Open Call for submissions. The piece won first prize at the The WarsawZAWIROWANIAdance International Choreography Competition in Poland in November 2016.

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Varighet: 15 min.

Sjanger: Dans

Koreograf: Fabio Liberti

Dansere: Arina Trostyanetskaya, Fabio Liberti

Utvalgt fra Open Call

Pris: 218,- kr. (inkl. avgift)

 

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22/6/2017
19:30 - 20:30
24/6/2017
15:15 - 16:15
RadioSåna

RadioSåna

RadioSåna is Sånafest's own live radio programme presented by Truls Johnsen and Andreas Strand Renberg.

When: Live broadcast every evening during the festival
Where: In the circus tent and out across the universe

Each evening we will record our own radio programme from the festival bar. Fortified with a beer from festival brewers Dronebrygg and accompanied by a motley crew of cheerful locals, mysterious international artists and a curious bunch of visiting festival-goers we will talk art, Såna life and festival ephemera with a series of special guests.


There will be highlights from the festival programme, interviews and most likely a few surprises. Maybe even Michael Jackson will show up.

Turn up or tune in to find out.

 

In the run up to the festival, RadioSåna presented weekly updates from Truls' bicycle workshop, including interviews with festival artists and participants.

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When and where

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18/6/2017
16:00 - 17:00
Free
19/6/2017
18:00 - 19:00
Free
20/6/2017
18:00 - 19:00
Free
21/6/2017
18:00 - 19:00
Free
22/6/2017
18:00 - 19:00
Free
23/6/2017
18:00 - 19:00
Free
24/6/2017
19:00 - 20:00
Free
Å dykke ned for å se opp (NO)

Mikkel Rasmussen Hofplass

Mikkel is an interdisciplinary artist with a bachelor's degree in visual arts from the Bergen Academy of Art and Design, and a bachelor's degree in acting from the Norwegian Theatre Academy in Fredrikstad. He works at the intersection between performance, installation art, sculpture and performing arts with focus on space and installation in meeting with the performative. Mikkel is part of the theater company Talking Timber, as well as Hildergeit productions in collaboration with dance artist Thea Færden Bringsværd. He is one of the founders/managers of the open stage project “Kunstresepsjonen” in Fredrikstad.

Å dykke ned for å se opp (NO)

Å dykke ned for å se opp (diving down to look up) is an installation specially created for Sånafest. It consists of a 7 meter high and 6 meter wide inflated sculpture of a diver, his feet sticking out of the water by the bridge in Hølen. The sculpture appears as an oversized conical boat marker on the river bend, much too large for it’s surroundings.


For the artist the work represents escape from reality, the impulse to hide away from and shut out the world. It has two parts: that above the water and that below; that which we can observe and that which is hidden; that which we see and that which the diver sees. The giant disappearing figure symbolises the individual’s search for time to themselves in a reality in which there isn’t always space.

Watch out for other other works by the same artist plopping up around the festival as part of Sånafest’s visual art programme DRYPP.

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Where

NOTHING for body

Howool Baek

NOTHING for body

The body is a stage. Fingers and toes are dancers. Delicate expressions appear in the space which the body builds.

NOTHING for body reveals how individual body parts can move and communicate like the whole, often with very human expressions. These movements spark the imagination, causing the audience to see and connect with the body in a very different way.


Sånafest invited Howool to Sånafest after seeing her perform at HangartFest in Italy. Through our long term collaboration with this festival at the other end of Europe we have been able to discover artists and work previously unseen in Norway and make it available to a new audience. Howool Baek’s spellbinding performance particularly impressed, and we are excited to see how the Oslofjord will perform as a backdrop for her detailed and hypnotic work.

NOTHING for body is presented at Sånafest as part of the triple bill KILO ‘I wish to communicate with you’, the title of which refers to the International Maritime Signal Flags used to communicate between ships. The open air event will take place at Garntørka at the very tip of the boat harbour in Son.

 

Sjanger: Dans

Koreograf: Howool Baek

Danser: Howool Baek

Musikk: Matthias Erian

Utvalgt fra HangArt festivalen (IT)

Pris: se arrangementet KILO

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Tickets

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23/6/2017
17:00 - 21:00