Together with the performance maker Irina Lavrinovic, we are very excited to invite both art lovers and artists to join us for the creation of a ritual of regeneration, as a part of Ravnedans contemporary dance festival in Norway.

Where: Ravnedans, Kristiansand – Norway

When: 8th – 13th of July, 1200 – 1700

Deadline for applications: July 1st

Together with the performance maker Irina Lavrinovic, we are very excited to invite both art lovers and artists to join us for the creation of a ritual of regeneration. The ritual will be prepared for by the group of participants over a period of six days before it will be arranged/performed within the context of Ravnedans Festival, 2018. We will invite the audience to join us in the basement space of Teateret for our ritual after which the ending party of the festival will follow.

The ritual will invoke the part that women played in ancient times as spiritual generators within their own communities. The group of participants will share in the creation process which will start with the use of language as a generator of magic. Women’s names will become source material that is said, chanted and/or danced, giving a spiralling energy to an event that sheds new light on issues of togetherness and on the place of women in personal and communal history.
How does sharing the same name strike a significant relation between two individuals and how does it reflect culture and history at this point in time? We shall use the transformative powers of language, of name spiralling, to expand the performative space/time and allow for surprising meanings to emerge.

THE EVENT
The audience of Ravnedans is invited to join Irina and a group of local professional and non-professional performers, for a ritual of regeneration. The ritual invokes the part that women performed in ancient times as spiritual generators within their own communities. First names become source material that is said, chanted and danced, giving a spiralling energy to an event that sheds new light on issues of togetherness and on the place of women in personal and communal history.

ABOUT IRINA LAVRINOVIC (LT/BE)
Irina Lavrinovic is a performance maker, has a master degree in theatre from Lithuania and is currently following a second master program in Autonomous Design at KASK, in Ghent, Belgium. She works with physical practices that enter ecstatic and spiritual domains and is interested in how these become a social choreography that enables personal and communal transformation. Irina has been working with the breath and with air as performative materials and is currently developing a project around the concept of emptiness and the void. Irina’s collaboration with Asher Lev has generated works that have toured festivals in the Netherlands, Italy, Norway, Israel, Lithuania and Germany. Irina returns to Ravnedans for the second time after presenting OutOf aiR last year at Sørlandets Kunstmuseum (SKMU).

WHERE: Verkstedhallen på Teateret (Kristiansand, Norway)
WHEN: 8th – 13th of July, 1200 – 1700 daily (+ evening the 13th) including lunch meal.
WHO: Everyone is most welcome, we are searching for a group of different Kristiansand based art lovers, artists and whoever else would like to share these days creating an artistic event together.

SIGN UP: by sending a short e-mail introducing yourself to ravnedans.irene@gmail.com before July 1st.
Free participation with a limited capacity of 15 to 20 participants.

For further information please visit ravnedans.com

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