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    Panflutes and Paperwork

    Lasse Passage, Ingrid Berger Myhre
    18 May, 19 May 2023
    Stadsschouwburg Utrecht Blauwe Zaal
    50 minutes
    €17,50 / €14,50
    Opening night
    SPRING 2023

    In this duet, the relationship between dance and music is playfully examined

    In the last phase of preparation for the premiere of Spelling Spectacle by Ingrid Berger Myhre, one of the performers has been injured. This puts the preparations on hold, and means the performances planned at SPRING cannot take place. On a positive note, Ingrid will be with us this year with her earlier work Panflutes and Paperwork, a beautiful performance in collaboration with Lasse Passage. 

    What does “dancing to music” really mean? And how do you create music for dance? In this duet, called Panflutes and Paperwork, Norwegian choreographer and performer Ingrid Berger Myhre and composer and recording artist Lasse Passage playfully examine the relationships between dance and music, using scores as tools to uphold structure over skill, method over indulgence. The title of their duet alludes to the contrast between the wet and the dry: Panflutes, on the one hand, are playful and passionate, Paperwork, on the other, refers to notation and sounds bureaucratic. The tensions between these states play well with tired conventions in the famous choreographer-composer constellation. With both tools at hand, Ingrid and Lasse invent games that re-negotiate their rule.

    “The Norwegian Berger Myhre, educated in Amsterdam and Brussels, seems to own this type of dry humor as an inherent part of her dance works.You have to like it (…). It is at the same time laughable and sweet, as they try to share everything (even each other’s talent) in this small hour full of playfully performed nonsense-games.”
    – Annette Embrechts, De Volkskrant – 4/5 ****

    “It felt good to see something succeeding in being humorous, heartfelt and serious at the same time.”
    – Nina Helene Skogli, Norsk Shakespeare Tidsskrift, NO

    “This is a show that is situated on the border between performance and concert, playing with the disciplines. The playful, nerdy precision points back to the pioneers of contemporary music like John Cage and Ernst Toch and we as audience are offered a nice balance of feel good, poetic images and musicality on a high level.”
    – Frøydis Århus,

    Panflutes and Paperwork was part of the Aeroaves Twenty20 selection, as well as Dansenett Norge autumn 2020. The production is still being performed all over Europe.



    Ingrid Berger Myhre


    Lasse Passage

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