The collaboration with herStay started after I invited her to the public library at Grünerløkka (Oslo) when I worked there as a program coordinator. I was asked by the National Theatre to collaborate on an extended program for the Ibsen Festival in 2016, and I therefor invited herStay as one of the artists. I also ended up contributing as a technician, producer and performer.
Compose Yourself – it may happen in beauty is a performance based on several of Ibsen’s female characters simultaneously, inspired by Hedda Gabler, A Doll’s House, Lady of the Sea, Rosmershold, The Master Builder, to name some of them. herStay performance at Deichman shows extracts from different herStay performances that Monica Emilie Herstad has developed as part of her research on the relationship between literature and movement internationally.
Performers: Kyuja Bae, Cathrine Bothner-By, Katarina Skår-Henriksen, Monica Emilie Herstad, Sophie Barth
Choreographer: Monica Emilie Herstad
Music: Hicham Bouddén.
Photo: Per Heimly