It’s all gonna rot
It’s all gonna – yes, waste away
Stormen 2013 is a collaboration between dance artists Brynjar Bandlien, Venke Marie Sortland, Pernille Holden, Ingeleiv Berstad, Kristin Ryg Helgebostad, Eivind Seljeseth, Marianne Skjeldal, Sigrid Kopperdal and Marte Reithaug Sterud. It premiered at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter november 2013.
Secret rooms and the dark side of the human mind inspire this visually arresting trio. Soil Girl launches itself onto the stage with gale force energy. Death is the most normal thing that could happen.
Soil girl is inspired by the eponymous poem by playwright Maria Tryti Vennerød (Norwegian: Jordjenta). In it, a young person looks for something earthy, eternal. Berstad/Helgebostad/Wigdel wondered what they have in common with the protagonists of this poem. The performance is based on an bewildering inward examination: Where lies the dark sides of the soul? What secret spaces are hidden within?
Soil Girl premiered at Black Box in 2013, and has since been shown at ImpulsTanz 8:tension series and selected for the International Aerowaves Network 2015 and Ice Hot Nordic Dance Platform in 2014. Touring includes Oslo International Theater Festival / BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen) / Festiviteten (Haugesund) / Teaterfestivalen in Fjaler / Ice Hot 2015 / RAS (Sandnes) / Dansefestival Barents (Hammerfest) / Ravnedans (Kristiansand) / Bora Bora (Århus) / Rotterdamse Schouwburg (Rotterdam) / Nordwind festival (Berlin) / Muzeum umení (Oloumuc) / Aerowaves Spring Forward 2015 (Barcelona) and Euro-Scene Leipzig.