Gaspard & Dancers
Choreography by Anne Holck Ekenes, Pia Holden and Hélène Blackburn
Composed by Sverre Indris Joner
Lighting design by Joakim Brink
Dramaturg Kjell Moberg
Set to a live score by Norwegian musician and composer Sverre Indris Joner, Lullaby is a thought provoking, contemporary metaphor of current international politics. Three young, dynamic and committed male dancers take a journey through friendship, rivalry and raw masculinity juxtaposed with the melodies of lullabies. Panta Rei from Oslo, Norway is known for their fast-paced, colorful, and theatrical choreography.
This production of Lullaby has been co-produced and financed by Scenekunst Øostfold with support from Nodre Aker Bydel, oslo, Norway.
The tour is funded by Arts Council Norway, the Fund for Performing Artists, The Norwegian Arts hub and Norwegian Minstry of Foreign Affairs.
Panta Rei Dance Theatre is based in Oslo, Norway. The company is known for fast-paced colourful dance theatre performances that are accessible to a wide range of audiences in a variety of theatrical and no-theatrical spaces.
PRD was established in 2000 and in that time has created eleven productions and led numerous dance projects. PRD presented 103 performances for over 12,000 audience members in 2015 alone. The same year they held 168 workshops for over 3,880 children and young adults, a level of activity that is set to continue over the coming years.
Gareth Mole has danced with Panta Rei Dance Theatre since 2016. He holds a BA and MA from London Contemporary Dance School, and is currently also dancing for the Royal Opera House in the UK, Eddie Peake, Kneehigh Theatre Company, Alexander Whitley Dance Company, Peter Darling & Ellen Kane, Yukkio Masu Dance, James Cousins Company, Lynn Page, Cathy Waller Company and Renaud Wiser Company. He has previously danced with a.o. National Dance Company Wales, Kerry Nicholls Dance and Jonathan Lunn.
Johnny Autin has danced with Panta Rei Dance Theatre since 2014. He holds a Diploma of Choreographic Studies in Contemporary Dance and Ballet from the National Conservatoire of Poitiers, France. He is currently based in Birmingham, UK, where he is artistic director and manager for Autin Dance Theatre. He has worked with companies and choreographers such as: 2Faced Dance Company, Darshan Singh Buhler and Balbir Singh Dance Company
Matias Rønningen has danced with Panta Rei Dance Theatre since 2011. He holds a BA in Classical Ballet from Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Matias is a dancer with the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet. He has also worked with choreographers such as: Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt, Heine Avdal & Yukiko Shinozaki, Kari Hoaas and Eivind Seljeseth.
Gustavo Tavares has worked with Panta Rei Dance Theatre as a musician in the performance Lullaby since 2014. Gustavo is a cellist, a Doctor of Musical Arts, and a versatile musician who plays classical music, but also collaborates with jazz- and pop-musicians. He has performed throughout his homeland, Brazil, and in some of the most well-known concert venues and festivals around the world. He has appeared as a soloist and conductor with many orchestras, a.o. Orchestra d’Archi Italiana, Nationaltheatre Orchestra i Brasília, the Brazilian National Symphony, Johannesburg Philharmonic and the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet’s Orchestra. He has been described as “one of the most important Brazilian names in classical music in our time” (Correio Braziliense, 3.27.2005), and is seen as a specialist in latin american music.
Sverre Indris Joner has worked with Panta Rei Dance Theatre as a composer and musician in the performance Lullaby since 2014. Sverre is a Norwegian composer, musician, and former actor. He is a pioneer within the field of latin american music in Norway. His musical education is from the University of Oslo and Concervatorio Cervantez in Havanna, Cuba. Sverre started his musical career in 1979, with the afro-reggae band Destiny, and has since founded and played in a number of constellations. He has composed and arranged music for numerous movies, theatre plays and CD-recordings.
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