Panflutes and Paperwork

Ingrid Berger Myhre & Lasse Passage

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 (1987) is a Norwegian choreographer and performer currently based in Brussels. She started out studying modern dance at Amsterdam School of the Arts (NL), and worked as a freelance dancer in the independent scene in the Netherlands and abroad in the following years, before she pursued her interest in choreography. She holds an MA in Choreography; Research and Performance from ex.e.r.ce at the Choreographic Centre in Montpellier (FR) and later deepened her project literacy in dance at the Research Studio’s at P.A.R.T.S from ’17-’18.

Composer and recording artist Lasse Passage started studying composition at Griegakademiet in Bergen and went on to complete a BA in Sonology from the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. His work is coloured by his background from the electroacoustics, his work as a songwriter - and the symbiosis of these influences. He has been a central feature in the Norwegian performance art scene the last 5 years with his innovative approach to composition and curiousity for the performative aspect of live music.

Performance: Ingrid Berger Myhre and Lasse Passage Music: Lasse Passage and Ingrid Berger Myhre
Light: Edwin van Steenbergen
Advice: Merel Heering, Alex ZakkasCostumes: Min Li
Photos: Rob Hogeslag
Funded by: Arts Council Norway
Co-production: Dansateliers Rotterdam (NL), Black Box Teater (NO), CSC Bassano Del Grappa (IT), WP Zimmer (BE).
Supported by: P.A.R.T.S., Rimi/Imir Senter for Scenekunst,
Moving Futures Festival, FPK Nieuwe Makers Regeling.



18/05/2023 19:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

19/05/2023 19:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list


€17,50 / €14,50


Stadsschouwburg Utrecht Blauwe Zaal


SPRING 2023 


Duration: 50 minutes

Language: English


Besides single tickets, SPRING also offers passe-partouts for the whole festival and daypasses for Fri 19, Sat 20, Sun 21, Fri 26, and Sat 27 May.


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