In unison and emanating pulsing vibes, spiced up with a distinct sense of humour, five dancers work their way through iconic moves from the Jazz Dance repertoire. They re-invent and re-imagine other ways of presenting this dance genre. In the friction between the needs of the present and the traditions of the past, new expressions and aesthetic ideals arise to play wittily with the current perception of what jazz dance is and can be.
Postmodern Cool is a determined effort to re-contextualize Jazz Dance aesthetics within a contemporary understanding of art, dance and choreography. It shows us that its quintessential form and style can be relevant on a contemporary stage today. How cool is that!
Choreography: Inés Belli
Performance: Sara Enger Larsen, Trine Lise Moe, Hedda Rivrud, Trude Amalie Leirpoll and Mari Sofie Askeland
Original cast: Sara Enger Larsen, Trine Lise Moe, Hedda Rivrud, Trude Amalie Leirpoll and Henriette Hamli
Music: Jordan Fields
Sound design: Terje Øverland
Light design: Martin Myrvold
Costumes: Signe Vasshus
Production assistant: Marit Falla Eriksen
Artistic Advisor: Ingri Fiksdal
Funded by: Arts Council Norway, Fund for Performing Artists
Co-production: Dansens Hus Oslo
Supported by: DansiT