Dance 30.11–1.12

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Exciting figures, thoughts and antitheses are examined and re-examined in Ina Christel Johannessen’s and Marcus Fjellström’s symphonic dance piece. Be there for the world premiere at NorrlandsOperan!

come again
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... and again, it might not happen…

ACT 1 - consert in the Conserthall

Rameau: Suite from Zoroastre
Conductor: Rumon Gamba

NorrlandsOperan's Symphony Orchestra

ACT 2 - AGAIN-Danceperformance in the Theatre

Choreographer: Ina Christel Johannessen
Music: Marcus Fjellström
Light Design: Kyrre Heldal Karlsen
Scenography & Costume Design: Graa hverdag as/ Kristin Torp
Sound Design: Morten Pettersen

Conductor: Rumon Gamba

Dancers: Line Tørmoen, Pia Elton Hammer, Camilla Spidsøe Cohen, Kristina Søetorp, Sudesh Adhana, Máté Mészáros, Antero Hein
Sound Artist/performer: Tommy Jansen

Photo: Yaniv Cohen

NorrlandsOperan's Symphony Orchestra


Co-production: zero visibility corp. & NorrlandsOperan
In collaboration with Carte Blanche-The national company for Contemorary Dance in Norway, Bærum Kulturhus
zero visibility corp. is supported by Norsk Kulturråd


Ina Christel Johannessen-Coreographer

Ina is the artistic leader and choreographer of zero visibility corp. She is educated at the National College of Performing Arts in Oslo, where she now teaches choreography classes. A very important part of Ina’s artistic profile and work has been the close relationship with Carte Blanche, the national company of contemporary dance in Norway, where since 1992, she has been contracted by 5 different artistic leaders, resulting in 13 full-evening works. Ina has also worked with several international companies and institutions: The Cullberg Ballet, The Norwegian National Ballet, Helsinki City Dance Company, The Royal Swedish Opera, Scottish Dance Theatre, Iceland Dance Company, Oldenburg Tanztheater, The National Theatres in Oslo and Bergen (both Norway), Dance and Theatre Academy of Helsinki/Finland, and the National College of Performing Arts in Oslo/Norway.

For the season 2012/13 Ina has several international engagement as guest choreographer:
Autumn 2012 she is making a creation for the famous Les Ballets de Monte Carlo in Monaco, premiere 21.December. Spring 2013 she will create a whole evening choreography for CCDC – City Contemporary Dance Company in Hong Kong, premiere the 28th June 2013.


Marcus Fjellström-composer

Born in Sweden in 1979, Marcus Fjellström is a composer and multimedia artist.

His work ranges from the purely orchestral through electronic music and audiovisual work. He has worked with the Swedish Royal Ballet and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra as well as numerous ensembles and soloists, independent record labels, artists and film- makers including “Salad Fingers” creator David Firth.

Fjellström studied composition and orchestration at the School of Music in Piteå, Swe- den, graduating with honors in 2005.

One month after graduation his debut full-length album Exercises in Estrangement was released by Lampse Audiovisual Recordings to enthusiastic reviews. The following year his second album was released by the same label, after which he focused on orchestral and chamber music for two years.

In 2008 he completed his first major audiovisual work, the experimental cartoon / electronic music piece “Odboy & Erordog, episode 1”. Since then he has written several audiovisual works involving classical instrumentation.

In his works, Fjellström often aims to combine opposites so that they do not contradict each other, but rather fuse into a natural, third element. There is often a challenging of the gap between “high” and “low” culture, of the naïve and the sophisticated, of good and bad taste. Musical influences range from electronica such as Aphex Twin and Autechre, to 20th century composers such as György Ligeti and John Cage.

Further influences include impressionist composers Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy, and film music composers Bernard Herrmann, Angelo Badalamenti and Zdenek Liska.


Line Tørmoen – dancer
Line is educated from The National Academy of Ballet in Norway. She was engaged with Carte Blanche, the National Company of Contemporary Dance in Norway, between 1993-2000 where she worked with choreographers such as Kenneth Kvarnström, Jo Strømgren, Rui Horta, Jens Østberg and Ørjan Anderson as well as with Ina Christel Johannessen. She has worked freelance since 2000 mainly with Ina Christel Johannessen. In addition she has worked with Kublai Khan Investigations, François Verret and Jo Strømgren. In 2007 Line received Rolf Gammleng Prisen from Fund For Performing artists.
Line has worked with Ina Christel Johannessen for 18 years. 

Pia Elton Hammer - dancer
Pia is educated at The National Academy of Ballet in Norway and was engaged with Carte Blanche between 2000-2007 where she worked with choreographers such as Ingunn Bjørnsgaard, Sharon Eyal, Ohad Naharin and Jo Strømgren as well as with Ina Christel Johannessen. As freelance dancer she has had engagements with Sølvi Edvardsen, Dance Design, Oslo Danse Ensemble, Eva- Cecilie Richardsen, Hooman Sharifi, Lise Nordal and Un-Magritt Nordseth among others. Pia has worked with Ina Christel Johannessen for 9 years. 

Kristina Søetorp - dancer
Kristina is educated at The National Academy of Ballet in Norway (2003-06). She has worked with several productions and choreographers as a freelance dancer since education: amongst other Eva Cecilie Richardsen, Francesco Scavetta, Hooman Sharifi, Therese Markhus and DanceDesign. Kristina is also active choreographer and performer in the dance company The Line, creating both stage performances and film, which she runs together with Ida Wigdel. Kristina ha worked with Ina Christel Johannessen /zero visibility corp. since 2008.

Camilla Spidsøe Cohen - dancer
Camilla studied ballet at Oslo National Academy of the Arts from 1993 - 96, and at Centro Internazional de Danza de Madrid in the years 1996–97. Being employed by the National Ballet in 1997 she stayed for six years, performing in several central with choreographers such as Mats Ek, Jiri Kilyan, Paul Lightfoot, Jo Strømgren, Kjersti Alveberg and Ingun Bjørnsgaard. Camilla started dancing for Carte Blanche autumn 2003. She has been rewarded several prices, amongst others the Critics' Price from the Norwegian Board of Critics for her contribution in the performance Carte Blanche á la Naharin i 2006.
Camilla has been working with Ina Christel Johannessen in several productions while working with Carte Blanche.

Sudesh Adhana – dancer
Sudesh is born in New Delhi, India, but is now living and working in Oslo, Norway.
He has a BA in Modern and Contemporary Dance, from National Collage of Art in Oslo and earlier educated in Mayurbhanj Chhau at Bhartiya Kala Kendra and Kathakali from International Kathakali Centre in New Delhi. Sudesh has been working in several Norwegian and international productions with amongst others Frikar, Emilia Adelöv, Wee / Francesco Scavetta, Damini House of Culture. In 2007 Sudesh founded the dance company” Xproarts” – where he is both choreographing and dancing. Sudesh has been working with Ina Christel Johannessen / zero visibility corp. since 2009.

Máté Mészáros  - dancer
Máté is born in Hungary and studied dance at the Hungarian Dance Academy in Budapest.  During his studies he joined the Szeged Contemporary Dance Company. He received several prizes during the four years that he performed with the company; the Keresztes Mária prize (1999), the prize for the best male dancer at the 4th National Art Fesztival (2001) and the Zoltan Imre prize (2002). In the spring of 2003 Máté joined Carte Blanche, the Norwegian National Company of Contemporary Dance, and in 2004 he danced with the Spanish experimental dance company Lanònima Imperial. Máté joined Ultima Vez for Creation 2009. Máté has been working with Ina in several productions while working with Carte Blanche

Antero Hein - dancer
Antero is Swedish-Finish, born in Stockholm, but now living in Oslo. He has studied at Oslo National Academy of the Arts and graduated in 2012. Before this, he attended Lund Dance & Musical Gymnasium, a 3-year fulltime professional dance education. In addition to this dance training he masters Le-Parkour/Free-running, due to his self-discipline training. Antero has been dancing in musicals like "Cats the musical" in Malmö and "Sweet Charity" in Lund, Sweden. He has also been working with 4 1/2 Film, Curry Film, Flukt Productions, and Peer Gynt As. AGAIN is Antero’s first work for Ina Christel Johannessen / zero visibility corp.


Tommy Jansen -sound / noise musician
Tommy Jansen is both performing musician and composer. He has been studying and working with music and sound design, and it is this combination that has become his style and expression. He plays concerts both nationally and internationally, ranging from solo to along with larger orchestras. He has had seven separate album releases and participated on various remixes and compilations. In addition to album releases, he has written music for film, television and dance. Jansen has collaborated as composer with Ina Christel Johannessen for several productions, and his music has been used by dance ensembles like The Scottish Dance Theatre, Carte Blanche and The Cullberg Ballet.

Kristin Torp - set and costume design

Kristin is working both in the field of visual art, sculpture, digital “fun”, stage design and costumes. She has been presented in several national galleries with both separate and collective exhibitions and embellishments / decorations in mission for cruise ships.
For theatre and dance she has created stage design for amongst others Lillith Theater, Cecilie Løveid, Erling Kittelsen, Scirocco, Det Norske Teatret, Nationaltheatret, The Norwegian National Ballet and Carte Blanche as well as for zero visibility corp. Kristin and Ina Christel Johannessen have had a close collaboration since Ina started her choreographic career, approximately 27 years.

Morten Pettersen  - sound design
Morten is educated at Norsk Lydskole and operates daily Lydlosjen in Oslo, a studio that has specialized in the performing arts field. He is working mainly with electro-acoustic music and real-time manipulation of sound for various forms of performing arts. He has since 1991 worked as a sound designer for amongst others Ingun Bjørnsgaard Project, Verdensteatret, Karen Foss Quiet Works, ToyBoys as well as zero visibility corp. He has also provided sound design / composition of Teater Ibsen, Trøndelag Theatre and The National Theatre.

Kyrre Heldal Karlsen – light design
Kyrre has worked as a lighting designer and technician for a large number of Norwegian music groups and renowned artists for several years. He has also made light installations/ design and set design for visual artists and dance-/ theatre performances. Kyrre has collaborated artistically with Ina Christel Johannessen, both in Carte Blanche and zero visibility corp., since 2006.