Refugees are often referred to as large, uniform groups, not individuals. But for each asylum seeker it is a personal journey filled with own experiences, choices, experiences, memories and loss.
Even if the journey is together with others, you are also very alone - with responsibility for yourself and your secrets. In "While they are floating" Carte Blanche is captured by these individual transit stories.
Based on refugees' personal stories, Carte Blanche takes a human perspective in the asylum issue. The performance is choreographed by Hooman Sharifi, Theater Director of Carte Blanche - Norway's National Contemporary Dance Company.
Sharifi came to Norway as a young asylum seeker from Iran in 1988. He is particularly interested in art expressions where dance, theater and visual arts intersect. Sharifi's movement language is physically challenging, intense and powerful and explores the deeper feelings of power, political systems and violence.
A co-production between Carte Blanche and Festspillene i Bergen.
Premiers 26th May 2017, Bergen
17:00 Pre-talk with Maria Utsi and Hooman Sharifi