Stuff in the Park

Premiere 24th of May 2024

About 90 min

Experience contemporary dance in a nearby park. Norrdans collaborates with some of the Nordic region's most exciting choreographers in a format where the audience gets close to both grass and movement.

You arrive at a park. It is green and inviting. Summer has just arrived and the park feels like it's painted in neon. You are greeted by a group of dancers who guide you around to different corners of the park. There you get to experience four completely unique dance works by the Nordic countries' currently most interesting choreographers. Among budding flowers, fresh air and summer vibes, world-class dance and choreography arise.

Four Nordic choreographers in a pared down but blooming format.
Norwegian artist Ingrid Berger Myhre has made a name for herself as a consistent and playful choreographer. In the space between the constructions of language and the organizational system of choreography, she places her works. There will be dancing linguistic and semantic jumps when Berger Myhre creates intelligent and cheerful choreography.

The Swedish choreographer Philip Berlin creates extreme and articulated dances that draw the viewer into intense moments of complete concentration.

Danish artist Sigrid Stigsdotter creates emotional work where the dancers move between dream and reality. Her work almost feels like looking into something extremely private and often strange, it becomes soft and hard every other time.

Finnish choreographer Janina Rajakangas has worked a lot with amateurs in her artistry. It is political, humorous and norm-creative.

About Ingrid Berger Myhre
Norwegian Ingrid Berger Myhre has made a name for herself as a consistent and playful choreographer. In the space between the constructions of language and the organizational system of choreography, she places her works. She creates dancing logic that meanders through the landscape.

About the piece
Foot Forward… is a game for three dancers moving progressively through the park. Each step depends on the previous and becomes the stepping stone for the next. Like this, the form is continuously negotiated by the three performers together – In real time.

What we see is a series of individual choices, but also one fleeting image in locomotion. Images appear as quickly as they disappear, in a choreography that is always on the move, constantly moving forward.

The choreography appears between the accumulation of moments and the sequences they build. The physical material is shaped by their capacity, creativity but also by their limitations. It embraces the random and spontaneous, the coherent and the contradicting, the pragmatic and the poetic. 

Each static moment constitutes a dynamic whole. If each component is a consequence of the previous one, what logical relationships do we see in this choreographic train of thought?

About Philip Berling
The Swedish choreographer Philip Berlin creates extreme and articulated dances that draw the viewer into intense moments of complete concentration.

Philip Berlin is currently living in Stockholm and active in the field of dance and choreography in Sweden and internationally. Berlin has previously shown choreographic works at, among others, the Théâtre de la ville, the Performing Arts Museum, Dansens hus, as well as at the Moderna Museet and MDT - Moderna Dansteatern, then together with Louise Dahl.

About the piece
The pleasure of waste - originates from the concept of >>waste<< and wants to shed light on our time's prevailing, and almost religious, belief in constant growth and utility ideology. In our time, exploitation has become a compulsion, but which unfortunately most often turns into dulled enjoyment. At the same time, we have never been in a more pressing need to live sustainably, and refrain from hyper-consumption.

About Sigrid Stigsdatter
Sigrid Stigsdatter is a choreographer, performer and vocalist based between Copenhagen and Amsterdam.
Through body and voice her practice interrogates the addictive, the intuitive, the emotional and the wild. She explores how the resonance created between performer and audience can leave us forever changed and by saying yes and yes and yes and and and instead of or or or she creates work that insist on the multiple, the layers, the complicated, the punk and magic.

Sigrid completed her BA at SNDO in 2017 and is currently pursuing her MA in Choreography at The Danish National School of Performing Arts.
In addition to her own projects, Sigrid works with various other artists as a performer and advisor. She is an active member of Jacuzzi in Ams and Dance Cooperative in Cph, two artist-run spaces who’s involvement in community and politics around the dance field and beyond continues to drive and influence her artistic function. 

About the piece
Searching for resonance in a world that is becoming increasingly silent The Wailing howls, calls, cries, waves, sways and rocks. With flailing arms and desperate gestures, it seeks validation of its own existence, yearning for companionship in life's struggles.

Its mind is a cacophony, never quiet, juggling countless thoughts simultaneously yet in moments of solace—slow dances, soft hums, gentle touches—the Wailing finds fleeting comfort.
Much like a Poltergeist, the Wailing is there to call upon, draw attention and reveal what we might not yet understand urging us to confront the unseen.

"Wailing" is a collaborative project between choreographer Sigrid Stigsdatter and dancer/composer Jonathan Starr. The piece draws inspiration from a physical practice known as addictive dancing and an intuitive choreographic method called OMG Dramaturgy, which Sigrid has been meticulously developing over the past few years.

About Janina Rajakangas
Janina Rajakangas is a Helsinki-based choreographer, performer, and teacher. She creates detailed choreographic material and large-scale scores for groups. She makes work in dialogue with performers on subjects they have agency in. Her works carry a fragility and boldness that combined create a unique strength.


Her work raises questions in the audience; about who is on the contemporary dance stage? and what kind of way of being in the world do the works highlight? In her latest works, a trilogy Janina deconstructs the structures of patriarchy by examining everyday power dynamics. The trilogy explores themes such as paternal relationships (Meadow 2021), the sexualization of teenage girls (Venus 2022), and inclusivity as choreography (Dancer 2023).


Janina Rajakangas Projects works have been shown at and supported by: Zodiak Centre for New Dance, CODA international dance festival, Kiasma Theatre, The Place Theatre, Moving in November festival, and Baltic circle international theatre festival among others.


About the piece
A Procession is a parade of three dancers. They dance, play instruments and sing to express the odd and the beautiful often held within. The dancers lure the audience into a world where sounds are embodied and expressed as movement. Creating a celebration of the bizarre.

Alberte Buch Gøbel, Lander Casier, Damini Gairola, Sam Huczkowski, Kevin Julianto, Sierra Kellman Chang Liu, Fie Dam Mygind, Jonathan Starr

Choreography: Ingrid Berger Myhre, Philip Berlin, Sigrid Stigsdatter, Janina Rajakangas
Set design, costume design & visuell concept: Moa Möller

Composer Foot Forward and the Other One Too Three: Lasse Passage
Composer Wailing: Jonathan Starr
Composer A procession: Tuuli Kyttälä
Composer The Pleasure of Waste: Yoann Durant
Music Without Words: Saigon