Welcome to NET - an interactive dance performance where you hold the reins.Tickets
In NET, a web moves in and sprawls across the room. Accompanied by three dancers, we will unravel the performance, as a choreographic kaleidoscope unfolds. Together, we get lost in an undulating landscape of 192 elastic squares, which, with dance as a motor, opens doors to new spaces where our imagination can proliferate. Through catchy beats and melodic loops, we build a shared aesthetic experience together. NET is made especially for a school gymnasium context and geared towards children between 5 - 9 years old. At Dansens Hus, we invite children from 5 years old and their guardians to experience this interactive performance where everyone in the room participates.In contrast to contemporary ideas of identity, autonomy, and independence, NET invites you to dance by allowing you to be a link in the chain, a thread in the web, or an atom in the molecule. With speculative curiosity, we get to experience ourselves as parts of new configurations in constant transformation. Could this be a world where singing cats appear, and pixelated avatars dance in a pyramid?
Since 2018, OR/ELLER has cultivated an interest in interactive performance formats (WEB 2018 and V 2020), within a series called the WEB-series. The series is based on a choreographic and scenographic concept, which will result in four performances. In 2023, the third part, NET, was created, which dives deep into a mobile performance format. Unlike OR/ELLER`s previous visually powerful stage performances, with extensive set designs, this performance will move into the children's school environment as well as other types of rooms.
Madeleine Lindh and Anja Arnquist have been active in the field of dance and choreography since the early 2000s. In 2018 they started working as an artist duo under the name OR/ELLER. OR/ELLER quickly got the opportunity to create works for institutions and theatres nationally and internationally. After the success of the children's performance WEB, which visited Dansens Hus several times and was performed almost a hundred times, the sequel NET is now coming. The performance has been created together with DANSEHALLERNE in Copenhagen and Denmark's children and youth network KORA.
OR/ELLER's dance work is characterised by highly visual scenic works with dance as the speaking engine.
Their latest work, Terrarium, was created for Norrdans ensemble and has received both audience acclaim and critical acclaim. In 2024, NET is touring in both Sweden and Denmark and their new work DOLLY will premiere at MDT in Stockholm. The duo's recurring interest is to work with the concept of "inside", which they pursue in parallel through choreography and scenography and by letting their performances wedge themselves into large formats on larger stages or between two books in a library. OR/ELLER think of their works as interfaces, where they invite both dancers and audience, children and adults, to become part of a fiction that plays with a complex and simple tone, where both seriousness and humour can be found.
Concept, choreography & OR/OR
Anja Arnquist, Madeleine Lindh
Elinor Tollerz Bratteby, Rebecka Berchtold, Karin Bergman and Liv Mikaela Sanz.
OR/OR in collaboration with Naemi Gustavsson
OR/ELLER & Nordberg Movement
Dansehallerne Copenhagen and Norrlandsoperan, Umeå
In co-operation with
Dansens Hus Stockholm
Implemented with the support of
City of Stockholm, Konstnärsnämnden and the Swedish Arts Council