H2DANCE

H2DANCE is choreographer/ performer duo Hanna Gillgren (SE) and Heidi Rustgaard (NO). Their work sits in between performance and dance and can be characterized as interdisciplinary, often taking a humorous approach to serious subject matters. Recurring themes in their choreography are group behaviour, conformity, power balance and manipulation. The notion of the group versus the individual, the public and the private is investigated through mediums such as movement, voice and video performed in and outside the black box. H2DANCE are currently developing their new stage work called Amplified Edition as well as Fest en Fest- a choreographic project involving Nordic and UK artists with The aim is to develop new networks and presenting models based on need and relevance.  www.festenfest.info

AVAILABLE PRODUCTIONS 

AMPLIFIED EDITION (2019) explores hierarchy, power relationships and co-dependency, and aims to interrogate new ways of looking at our relationship to objects and space. 

STRANGERS AND OTHERS (2017) is an interactive performance without performers, where the audience are protagonists. The work is based on strangers meeting for the first time, negotiating presumptions, judgments, trust, collaboration and intimacy, responding to instructions given live by the choreographers through headphones.

STAGING AGES (2015) is an intergenerational project in collaboration with five dancers aged 10 – 66. The work explores meetings between generations and how we feel about our public and private selves at different stages.

DUET (2013) is an autobiographical work performed by Hanna and Heidi based on their time in couple therapy. Diving into the private and unspoken the work dissects the double act, the notions of being a twosome, its power struggles and compromises.

In SAY SOMETHING (2011) the choreographers take on choirs with a strong social identity investigating groups, conformism and freedom of expression. Sharing the performance space, the audience and the performers are in constant negotiation with one another, influencing the direction and outcome of the work, making each performance unique.