Geir Kristian Hytten
Existing work ready for touring:
“grief will be our companion”
“grief will be our companion” suggests that we need to learn to live with climate-grief as a lifelong companion and how to inherit the earth without denial and to stay with the trouble of a damaged reality. Together we will come to terms with loss and come to appreciate what it means, reflecting on how we must change and renew our relationships if we are to move forward.
Creating a precarious atmosphere on stage the performers explore the interplay between tactile and imaginary textures, letting movements live and die in perpetual making and unmaking, like humus formation on speed. Both beautiful and violent, the audience is witnessing an attempt to stretch the notion of the physical body as a momentarily present into a timeless one.
Geir Hytten has an MA in dance (Laban, 2003) and an MPhil in Human Geography (UiO, 2022). He is a founding member of Punchdrunk, collaborating with other companies such as The Cholmondeley’s and The Featherstonehaugh’s and Complicite. In Norway, he worked with Jo Strømgren Kompani, Impure Company, Ulf Nilseng, Gry Ulfeng, and Karstein Solli. He has choreographed and performed Vi Synger (2016), YOUR FAN (2018), hello brother stage and screen (2019-20), grief will be our companion (2021) and will premiere in visible at Dansens Hus, 2024. He is currently employed by SKUDA.