02. - 08. september 2024
mellomland | CARTE BLANCHE
Stormen Concert Hall

Thursday 1 September


The performance is presented by Bodø Biennale in collaboration with Stormen Concert Hall.

In mellomland, artistic director Annabelle Bonnéry has engaged two up and coming choreographers from the same generation to create a two-part full evening for Carte Blanche. Five and nine dancers meet choreographers Roza Moshtaghi and Lander Patrick in a double bill that presents Norwegian and international contemporary dance on the same stage.

BUD by Roza Moshtaghi
The starting point for BUD is “waiting”, and in the performance choreographer Roza Moshtaghi explores how we can experience a story about “waiting” and expectations associated with being in this mysterious state. The performers go through different scenarios of waiting, stopping and suspending. The enigmatic figures are dressed in costumes that borders on installations, making BUD’s scenic waiting room a strong visual experience with five of the company’s dancers.

Sovaco de Cobra by Lander Patrick
In Sovaco de Cobra (English: the snake’s armpit) by Lander Patrick, we are invited into a world where social rules must give way to the rules of a game. Using the angle of chess – informed by his fascination with the duality of this strategic and warlike game – Patrick creates an energetic performance where new rules emerge, and the pieces of the game are challenged.  

Sovaco de Cobra is made for nine of Carte Blanche’s dancers who throw themselves into the game with warmth and vitality. The performance is full of virtuosity, and sharp and crisp movements; and the dancers orient themselves in a whirlwind of rhythms, tempo, and playfulness.

NB! Strobe lights are used during this performance

About the choreographers
Roza Moshtaghi, is an Iranian choreographer and performer who lives and works in Oslo. Her practice deals with the narratives of desire generated through the process of adapting or reacting to systems and structures. Her last three pieces are LIMBO (2021), Bouncing Narratives  (2019) and Only Forever  (2018).

Lander Patrick, born in Brazil, grew up in Portugal and is based in Lisbon. He has won several awards, and the production Adorabilis (2017) which he created with his regular collaborator Jonas Lopes won the Aerowaves Priority Company in 2017.

Link to trailer: https://vimeo.com/714040342

Thursday 1 September


Stormen Concert Hall

140 min. incl. intermission 

For all

Ticket information:
Link: https://checkout.ebillett.no/144/events/35534/purchase/setup?kanal=dxf

Roza Moshtaghi (BUD) | Lander Patrick (Sovaco de Cobra)


Irene Vesterhus Theisen, Anne Lise Rønne, Ole Martin Meland, Aslak Aune Nygård, Trine Lise Moe

Sovaco de Cobra
Caroline Eckly, Dawid Lorenc, Adrian Bartczak, Noam Eidelman Shatil, Nadege Kubwayo, Tilly Sordat, Hanne van Driessche, Brecht Bovijn, Gaspard Schmitt

Thomas Schaupp (BUD) | Jonas Lopes (Sovaco de Cobra) 

Installation & costume | Consept costume design:
Ronak Moshtaghi (BUD) | Lander Patrick (Sovaco de Cobra) 

Lighting design:
Thomas Bruvik (BUD) | Rui Daniel (Sovaco de Cobra)

Musical direction:
Lander Patrick (Sovaco de Cobra)

Composer and sound designer:
Lykorgous Porfyris (BUD) | Mestre André (Sovaco de Cobra) 

Choreography assistant:
Trine Lise Moe (BUD)

Original song:
Art or a fart (Sovaco de Cobra)

Bergen International Festival 2022

Øystein Haara / Carte Blanche