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Spelling Spectacle

Sat 25 May 2024 20:00
Sun 26 May 2024 18:00
Stadsschouwburg Blauwe Zaal
60 min
€18,- / €15,-
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Choreographer Ingrid Berger Myhre comes back to SPRING. Spelling Spectacle is a game where three performers navigate a meticulously devised, yet playful, plan. Sparkling with intelligence and humour, they stage an attempt to look for pitfalls in logic. Should we look at what is in front of us, or see through?


Spelling Spectacle is a performance about logic, consequence and possibility by Ingrid Berger Myhre, made and performed in collaboration with Nicola Gunn and Ida Wigdel.

With “if, then” as its undercurrent, the piece asks what a choreographic train of thought can be or look like. What conditions the following, and how? According to which givens does something make sense? And what does that say about the backdrop of our reading?

The title Spelling Spectacle is an alliteration in which the words share a twofold allusion. They both evoke a sense of magic, in addition to their literary sense of reading or seeing: to spell as in decoding, or a spell as in a magical formula. A spectacle as something to be seen, and spectacles as something one sees through.


Javier López Piñón in Theaterkrant on Spelling Spectacle: “This performance’s funny incursions and incongruous transitions excite the imagination and stimulate the powers of observation.” Read the full review here.

“Underlying Myhre’s practice is a good mix between the comic and the philosophical; fits of laughter and critical thinking about the politics of seeing—something contemporary performance needs to keep the field edgy, thought-provoking, yet highly capable of engaging the audience"

Rathsaran, Etcetera



Ingrid Berger Myhre


Choreography: Ingrid Berger Myhre

In collaboration with: Nicola Gunn and Ida Wigdel

Performed by: Nicola Gunn, Ida Wigdel and Ingrid Berger Myhre

Music: Lasse Passage Light design: Ryoya Fudetani

Scenography: Oshin Albrecht Costume

Design: Signe Vasshus

Advice: Thomas Bîrzan, Eirik Blekesaune

Thanks to: Pablo Esbert Lilienfeld, Ashley Ho, Calvin Ferdinando Carrier, Hilde Ingeborg Sandvold

Production: Caravan Production


Coproduction: Dansateliers (Rotterdam, NL), Kunstenwerkplaats (Brussels, BE), BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen, NO), Rosendal Teater (Trondheim, NO), SPRING Performing Arts Festival (Utrecht, NL)


Residencies: KAAP (Brugge, BE), BUDA (Kortrijk, BE), Kunstenwerkplaats (Brussels, BE) Dansateliers (Rotterdam, NL), Tanzfabrik (Berlin, DE), fieldworks (Brussel, BE)


Supported by: Advancing Performing Arts Project (apap) – FEMINIST FUTURES – a project co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union, Fonds Podiumkunsten, Arts Council Norway, Fond for Lyd og Bilde, The Flemish Community, The Flemish Community Commission


Photo credits: Tale Hendnes

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