The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet

23. October - Kl 18.00

24. October - Kl 15.00


Sølvi Edvardsen (NO)

Sølvi Edvardsen has had a lifelong interest in classical Indian dance. Throughout her 35 years as one of Norway’s best-known choreographers, her work has also found expression for an interest in the individual.

In Man she delves deep in collaboration with Sudesh Adhana. The choreographer and dancer have challenged one another throughout the work process by creating a broad range of expressions, addressing life’s complexity, the individual’s struggle to achieve internal balance, and bicultural identity.

Sølvi Edvardsen was the first choreographer to be awarded the Norwegian critics prize, for the work Kimen in 1984, created for Collage Dansekompani. Her credits as a choreographer include productions for the National Ballet, Carte Blanche, for the Bergen International Festival and the inauguration of Oslo Airport Gardermoen.

Sudesh Adhana has studied Indian dance forms in India and later studied contemporary dance at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. He has recently been awarded with the Indian National Film Awards for best choreography in 2015.


Daniel Proietto (AR/NO)

Virginia Woolf’s essay A Room of One’s Own has inspired choreographer and dancer Daniel Proietto in his work with Woman. What if Shakespeare had had a sister who was just as gifted as he was? She would have killed herself, Virginia Woolf suggests, who chose to take her own life 11 years after writing about Shakespeare’s fictive sister Judith. In keeping with the 17th century’s expectations for women, Judith remains an unfulfilled genius, in contrast to her brother William.

In the solo Proietto draws parallels between the story of Judith and Woolf’s own life, with references to Woolf’s upbringing: her brothers received schooling while she felt imprisoned in the home.

Argentinian Daniel Proietto has toured more than 30 countries, as a dancer, choreographer and educator, and he has won a number of international awards. Since 2005 he has worked closely with winter guests and Alan Lucien Øyen. He has also made a powerful impact as a dancer in the Norwegian National Ballet and as a choreographer with the solo Cygne.