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Push Pull Matters

A performing art project with tools,
body and structure


Premiering in August 2023



Work-in-progress showing 

Dans-en Fest!

Bergen, Norway

09.01 - 22.01
Residency: Vitlycke Centre for Performing Arts 

Vitlycke, Sweden 


January 2023

Residency Davvi Senter for Scenekunst
Hammerfest, Norway 

Push Pull Matters is a performing arts project that speaks about subtle expressions of cultural differences expressed through structures, bodies and tools. The audience will see a scenic structure/object, as an extended/expanded body, made of ropes, fishing nets and wooden sticks. The structure will dance with dancers' bodies, and be assembled and disassembled during the performance by dancers. The project was conceived by Japanese dance artist Yohei Hamada and has been developed in collaboration with Norwegian dancer Katarina Skår Lisa, Finnish dancer Riina Kalmi and Danish scenographer Olga Regitze Dyrløv Høegh in Norway and Sweden.


The project aims to create a safe meeting space for the two streams of cultures, where the objects from the two cultures are used, or respectfully mis-used, as materials of the scenic construction, beyond the original usage and meanings. The world premiere is planned at Norges Fiskerimuseum in August 2023.

Co-produced by BIT Teatergarasjen and Carte Blanche

Co-operated by Bergen Dansesenter and Norges Fiskerimuseum
Supported by Norsk kulturfond, Fond for lyd og bilde, Nordisk Kulturfond, Vestland fylkeskommune, Bergen Kommune, FFUK, Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture

and Arts Promotion Centre Finland

Photos Marthe Nyvoll


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