Odd Johan Fritzøe

There’s a negro in the yard
– mother dear

Choreography: Odd Johan Fritzøe
Scenography: Karl Hansen
Costumes: Ingvild Hovin
Music mix: Kjell Samkopf
Dancers: Vidar Hansen, Anna Hegdahl, Kari Liland, Siri Jøntvedt, Reidar Sjøseth & Shirin Zorriassateiny
Producers: The National touring theater, Year of the Dance 1993 

Premiere 8 September 1993, Hammerfest cinema
The title alludes to the dismantling and reconstruction of Norwegian folk culture in new patterns and movements. The National touring theater celebrated the Year of the Dance with a nationwide tour of three new Norwegian choreographers who’d created pieces on the idea of identity and belonging. Billowing fir trees, elks, and camels become hieroglyphic doodles and funny postcards accompanied by Norwegian folk tunes and lullabies from Zaire. Read Inger-Margrethe Lunde’s review

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Photo: Erik Berg