ROSKVA YASMIN ANDERSEN

Dance artist

Roskva Yasmin Andersen (NO) is a dance artist, improviser and choreographer based in Bergen. She works in the field of contemporary dance.


ARTISTIC WORK
    Looking glass
    A Story. II   
    A Story. I
    Underneath
    Lerret
    Please don’t re-shelve
    Evolution made me superior

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Looking glass 

Research phase
Looking glass will be a strong visual experience with lights reflected in moving and exploring bodies, influenced by a space filled with disco balls. The mirrors refer to how we see ourselves through the eyes of others. What is a mirror? How do we use mirrors? Many people seek their own reflection, others shy away from it. George Mead’s Social Mirror Theory talks about how we reflect and judge the value of ourselves based on feedback from other people. We mimic, copy, reflect and adjust our behaviour accordingly. These reflections follow us in all stages and ages of life.

In the book "Through the Looking Glass" by Lewis Caroll (1871), the phrase "looking glass" is used to describe something opposite of what is normal or expected.

The eye catching scenography with a known object that constantly gets new functions and abilities whilst pushing the physicality forward. Each disco ball in itself also refers to different individuals with their own perspectives and perceptions of reality. The reflections are fragmented in the disco ball, showing only parts of the truth or maybe forming a new one all together.


Dance artists:

Roskva Yasmin Andersen (artisitc director and performer), Brita Grov


Light design:

Thomas Bruvik


Music:

Live Sollid Schulerud

Supported by:

Norwegian Art Council research funding


Co-producer:

BIT teatergarasjen


Collaborators and residency:

Bergen Dansesenter - regional competence center for dance, Tou Scene, Bergen and Bjørnarfjorden Kullturskole, Fyllingsdalen and Langhaugen Upper Secondary School






2022

Photo: Thor Børdreskift


Video: Maja Hannisdal