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Push Pull Matters

Norges Fiskerimuseum

BIT teatergarasjen, Bergen 

24-26 August 2023

Push Pull Matters is a performance about standardized ways of moving the body throughout different cultures and time periods, focusing on the relationships between bodies and tools. The audience will see dancers exploring the movements by assembling and disassembling wearable structures; extended bodies made of rope, fishing nets, and wooden sticks. Dancers from different cultural backgrounds dance with the structure and it is consequently processed, dismantled, and respectfully misused in an attempt to discover a new standard.


Choreography and Scenic construction

Yohei Hamada

Creation and performance Katarina Skår LisaRiina Kalmi and Yohei Hamada 

Scenography & Costume design Olga Regitze Dyrløv Høegh

Sound design John Andrew Wilhite-Hannisdal


Lighting design Randiane Sandboe


Dramaturg Cristian Stefanescu

Scenic advisor John Audun Hauge


Scenic co-researcher Masateru Miyazawa

Scenic assistant Diego Belda

Artistic consultant Danja Burchard


Research coordinator Mia Julie Wiland

Producer Yohei Hamada and Sølvi Katrine Andersen(Bergen Dansesenter)

Photo Sasha Azanova

Co-produced by BIT Teatergarasjen and Carte Blanche - THE NORWEGIAN NATIONAL COMPANY OF CONTEMPORARY DANCE 


Co-operated by Norges FiskerimuseumBergen Dansesenter - kompetansesenter for dans i VestlandWRAPVitlycke - Centre for Performing Arts and Davvi - Centre for Performing Arts


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 



"I Yohei Hamadas performance Push Pull Matters blir dansernes kropper samt høvler, stokker og fiskegarn en inngang til å tenke omkring forholdet mellom menneske, verktøy og et samfunn i bevegelse."

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