TOYBOYS

ULF NILSENG// en TOYBOYS produksjon

Ulf Nilseng//en TOYBOYS produksjon is a dance company, emerged from the former TOYBOYS, now run by Ulf Nilseng himself. With his last two performances, Performance On Falling and Be-longing, Nilseng has started off in a work to broaden the concept of queer, bringing forth a personal, imaginative and physical dance that investigates power, language, prejudice and the experience of being an outsider. This work underlines certain experiences connected to such things as the concept of falling, as in Performance On Falling, and to be a part of, or not be a part of, a community, language, a common space. Be-longing, with its first show at Dansens Hus in Oslo in November 2016, shows the complications in this very word. To be and to belong is turned around and looked at, also in the view of the audience, which will enter into an intimate relation to the dance on stage. Also, Ulf Nilseng currently is preparing for a trilogy of dance, launched in 2017-2019, which aim to examine the relation between queer and religion.

AVAILABLE PRODUCTIONS 2016 – 2017

Forestilling om Fall – Performance on Falling (2015) is a production with one male dancer and one female actor. On stage is Ulf Nilsen and Ulla Broch. Involves musician and composer Sjur Miljeteig. The production had its world premier at Dansens Hus in Oslo in February 2015 and has performed in Mexico and Cuba. Duration 60 mins.

Be-longing (2016) is a production with one male dancer and one male actor, music by Sjur Miljeteig, which is performed live by the composer, and video work by artist Kai Rennes. Be-longing had its world première at Dansens Hus in November 2016 and will go on tour in Sweden, Mexico and Cuba in January 2017. Duration 55 mins.