29. September - Kl 14.00

Following up on Dansens Hus’ popular time-machine journey on International Dance Day in 2006, this year the knowledge of some of our foremost choreographers who have been active since the 1970s and 80s will be explored in depth. During the CODA festival two Norwegian contemporary dance Nestors will be presented, Kjersti Alveberg and Sølvi Edvardsen. Both have a series of productions for both stage and television under their belts and they are still active choreographers. Clips will be shown from a selection of productions.

Sølvi Edvardsen received her dance training at the Norwegian College of Ballet and Centre International de la Danse Moderne in Paris. She began working as a dancer in 1977 with Collage Dansekompani and made her debut as a choreographer in 1980. Sølvi Edvardsen was awarded the critics prize for the production «Kimen» in 1984, the first choreographer working outside of the institutions to receive the prize. She has since created choreographies for the Norwegian National Ballet, the Bergen International Festival, the Philharmonic, Carte Blanche, the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, Oslo Danse Ensemble and for institutionalised theatres in Norway.

Kjersti Alveberg received her training at the Norwegian College of Ballet and subsequently continued her dance education in New York, Paris, London and Amsterdam. She made her choreographic debut with the production «Tomorrow» in 1975, and worked for many years both as a dancer and choreographer at several stages in Oslo. Kjersti Alveberg has produced dance works for the National Ballet Company, Nye Carte Blanche, Det Norske Teatret in addition to her own productions. Dance for telvision has been her speciality; no other Norwegian choreographer has produced more for television, and she gained several awards for her work. She is now working with a new production for The National Touring Company (premiere February 2008).