Imagine hearing movement and seeing sounds. In Me Too, handbells and movement melt into a beautiful, clear and tangible synthesis. Helgebostad and Rueslåtten have created a piece based on the sound of acustic hand bells and physical movement. We are hearing movements and seeing sounds as colours, energy and three dimensional singing and dancing sculptures in space. The dancers melt together handbells, bodily movement, scenography and light into a black box landscape of suggestive, materialized energy. Meanings are shattered by abstractions and vice versa, and it is not easy to see who is who or what is what.
Me Too premiered at Dansens Hus (Oslo) in 2015 and has since been selected for the International Aerowaves Network 2016, ICE HOT Nordic Dance Platform 2016, and nominated for the Norwegian Critics Prize 2015. Kristin Ryg Helgebostad also visited Bora Bora in 2015 with the company Berstad/Helgebostad/Wigdel and the performance Jordjenta.
Kristin Ryg Helgebostad is a graduate of Oslo’s National Academy of the Arts (KhiO), where she received a BA in modern and contemporary dance and an MA in choreography. She is active in several art groups, among them Berstad/Helgebostad/Wigdel. Their performance Jordjenta (Soil Girl) was selected by Aerowaves in 2015. It was also chosen for ICE HOT Nordic Dance Platform 2014. She has toured with Soil Girl all over Norway and future performances will tour to Dansefestival Barents, Nordwind festival 2015 in Berlin, Rotterdam and Tsjekkia among others.
Choreographer Hooman Sharifi - the artistic director of the Carte Blanche contemporary dance company - selected her along with choreographer Ingeleiv Berstad for the cultural festival in Bergen (spring 2015), where she created the piece LOUDSPEAKERS.
She and Rueslåtten premiered Me Too at Dansens Hus in Oslo in February 2015 and have performed it at 4+4 Days festival in Prague, BIT Teatergarasjen in Bergen, Teaterhuset Avant Garden in Trondheim, among others.