Shine Utopians (2019) is a large-scale performance, a festival, and a temporary “utopian village”.  

Audiences enter a space as if they are guests visiting a strange community, nothing in the space is hidden, everything is already there and visible. Audiences experience the 13 performers inhabiting the theater, engaging in ways of communicating, navigating various physical practices and everyday gestures, all while trying to practice a collective care for each other, the space, and their visitors. The project explores ways of spending time together, thinking of the body as a fluid entity, never manifesting as something to be defined.

At Dansens Hus Shine Utopians manifested as a four-day occupation of the theater, also including seminars, concerts, parties, screenings, and other social events.

The project was nominated for the norwegian Critics Association Prize 2020.

PRESENTED AT
Dansens Hus, Oslo
RAS, Sandnes

CHOREOGRAPHY
Harald Beharie & Louis Schou-Hansen

PERFORMERS
Irene Vesterhuus Theisen, Amie K. Mbye, Elise Nohr Nystad, Hans-Petter Rode, Magnus Spaarsaas, Christin B. Jørstad, Anne Panda Gjems Rudi, Heidi Steen Jensen, Torbjørn Kolbeinsen, Davvet Bruun-Solbakk, Guro Ørbech Olsen, Harald Beharie & Louis Schou-Hansen

COSTUME/SCENOGRAPHY
Karoline Bakken Lund

SOUNDTRACK
Torbjørn Kolbeinsen

CO- PRODUCED BY
Dansens Hus, Oslo
RAS, Sandnes

FUNDED BY
Arts Council Norway
Fond For Lyd og Bilde
FFUK
Oslo Kommune
Sandnes Kommune
Danseinformasjonen

PHOTO 
ANTERO HEIN 
TALE HENDNES







SHINE UTOPIANS