COMPANY B. VALIENTE
The company has been founded in Oslo in 1997 by Marcelino Martin Valiente and Gunhild Bjørnsgaard. The company has from the beginning made a crossover between different contemporary art disciplines. If the dance has always been the centre of re-search, it has always been thought in a transversal way with other forms of expression: video/visual arts, theatre, music and architecture.
The company has been transporting the stage to many places, carrying the choreographic proposition into locations such as avant garde stages to national stages, but also to jails, military bases, art galleries, churches; places which are not always easily accessible, and demands an effort from the artists, but at least to the audience to access spaces far away from their own socio-cultural origin. Strongly influenced by these environments, both choreographers have developed an extremely physical dance based on resistance, release, contractions and ruptures.
• A dance that seeks between the disability to communicate and the utopia in which the body finds, despite the limitations and constraints, an issue:
a way out