DO&UNDO Baktruppen do and undo knots and unknots during three entrances, two exits, one turning point and 40 minutes. Dressed in black and white tights, seven middle-aged men and women move and get moved in and out of various sliding patterns, pulling and pushing each other through thick and thin and even with grace.
Gustav Mahler's Adagietto, streched.
Bo Krister Wallström (B), Jørgen Knudsen (W), Trine Falch Johannessen (B), Worm Winther (W), Ingvild Holm (B), Per Henrik Svalastog (W), Øyvind Berg (B).
THE CO-PRODUCER: Autonnalen. THE SUPPORTERS
The Norwegian Art Council, The Norw. Min. of Foreign Affairs.
Dagens Nyheter (Swedish newspaper):
«I fall completely for the short etude «Do&Undo», which makes poetry out of the usually messy and delirious troupe. (...) It is like the sculptures of Vigeland in motion. Images of man-kind's fundamental life conditions, everything from the navel string to the graveyard, the doing and undoing of human attachment.»
Teatertidsskriftet Visslingar och Rop (Swedish Theatre Magazine):
Baktruppen, the conceptual, Norwegian group of artists, is indisputable the best of their kind in Scandinavia. Don't miss Do&Undo, a tribute to body tights.»
Bergens Tidende (Norwegian newspaper:
«Light years from "Swan Lake", but beautiful indeed, funny and grotesque.»
Review in The Monitor, Uganda.
Review in the New York Times
Review in Gay City News
Autunnale, First night, The Dance Theatre, Bergen, November 2002.
Uganda National Theatre, Kampala, Uganda, March 2003.
Perfect Performance, Festival, Kilen, Cultural House, Stockholm, April 2003.
Parkteatret, Oslo, May 2003.
Stamsund International Theatre Festival, Vaglebruget, Stamsund, Norway, May 2003.
Kunstbanken, Hamar, Norway, October 2003.
Limelight, Kortrijk, Belgium, November 2003.
Montemor-o-Novo Theatre, City Hall, Montomor-o-Novo, Portugal, april 2004.
Morokulien, border of Norway/Sweden, org.: Riksutstillinger. June 2005.
Also performed together with Deli Commedia (Do&UndoII):
Røda Sten, Katedralen, Gothenburg, Sweden. Org: Nordic Excellence, Gothenburg Dance and Theatre Festival, August 2004.
Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster, UK, October 2004.
Bowen West Theatre, Bedford, UK, October 2004.
Black Box, Oslo, Norway, November 2004. AGAVE HARP MUSIC
CCA, Glasgow, Scotland, November 2004.
PS 122, New York. org. BIT, BBT and TAG, December 2005.
THE VIDEO THE IMAGES THE RIDER THE PHOTO (print)
from Kampala, Uganda.
& DELI COMMEDIA (DO&UNDOII)2004
Last Updated: January 2006
PHOTO: BORDER OF NORWAY/SWEDEN