Soul Sessions Encounters is a festival where street and club dance and performing arts intertwine.

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You can experience performances, battles, jamming, open stage and panel talks. Within the program we present six street/club dance performances, both Norwegian and international, plus an exciting concept where dancers meet in improvised duets.

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Watch a video from Encounters 2022 here!

Program
  • torsdag (18. april)

    • 18:00—20:00

      Open Stage

      Rommen Scene

      An open stage where 8 selected pieces will perform at Rommen Scene.
    • 18:00—20:00

      Portrait, Balder on Blue Floor • Performance

      Rommen Scene

      What kind of experience does a dancer meet having struggles with the ability to balance and control his body on a 2x2 floor? Choreographer: Simon Bus (NL) Dancer: Balder Hansen (NO)
  • fredag (19. april)

    • 14:30—16:00

      Workshop w/ Damon Frost (US/SE)

      Gymsalen, Sentralen

      A 'Rhythm & Musicality' workshop with Damon Frost. Intermediate level. Praticipatitors are expected to have a basic understanding of dance. (Beginners are welcome to join, but classes are not facilitated for beginners level.)
    • 18:00—19:30

      Choreography Development • Performances

      Gymsalen, Sentralen

      Premiering the performances from our Choreography Development program. We are proud to present three works in progress by these three exciting dance artists: Lea Andersen - Oliver Zohore - Emma Damskau.
    • 20:00—21:00

      LOOP • Performance

      Marmorsalen, Sentralen

      A bodily experience of rhythm and sound. Five dancers and two DJs, where the movement of the dancers create an echo of music supporting the creation of the soundscape as a whole during the performance - live on stage.
    • 21:00—21:30

      Afterset

      Marmorsalen, Sentralen

      Open dancefloor with house music
    • 22:00—03:00

      Encounters Club Night • MUD Session

      Jaeger, Oslo

      Together with MUD Session we present Hugo LX (FR) and Third Attempt band (NO). // ID: 20 // Discountcode for tickets: "letsdance".
  • lørdag (20. april)

    • 12:00 / 13:00 —20:00

      2 vs 2 Open Styles Battle

      Marmorsalen, Sentralen

      This battle is open to all dance styles. For battle participants: Doors open 12:00 For audience: Doors open 13:00
    • 12:00 / 13:00 —20:00

      Encounters 1 + 1

      Marmorsalen, Sentralen

      A concept where two dancers meets on the floor in an improvised duet. For battle participants: Doors open 12:00 For audience: Doors open 13:00
    • 20:00—22:00

      Hip Hop Night ft. Maria Lotus, Niwin & DJ Damon Frost

      Marmorsalen, Sentralen

      We are happy to introduce “Hip Hop Night”. No organized battle/competition, just jamming, exchanging and crazy good vibes with some crazy good music!
  • søndag (21. april)

    • 14:00—15:30

      Choreography Development • Performances

      Gymsalen, Sentralen

      The performances from our Choreography Development program. Choreographers: Lea Andersen - Emma Damskau - Oliver Zohore.
    • 16:00—18:30

      NABINAM • Performance

      Sentralen, Oslo

      NABINAM is an auto-biographical solo piece in which the protagonist comes close to the audience to recount his adoption story. Dancer / Choreographer: Jean-Baptiste Baele
    • 16:00—18:30

      Portrait, Balder on Blue Floor • Performance

      Sentralen, Oslo

      What kind of experience does a dancer meet having struggles with the ability to balance and control his body on a 2x2 floor? Choreography: Simon Bus (NL) Dancer: Balder Hansen (NO)
    • 18:15—18:45

      After Talk

      Marmorsalen, Sentralen

      An after talk with the dancers Balder Hansen & Jean-Baptist Baele from the performances 'Portrait, Balder on Blue Floor' and "NABINAM". Process, creative journey and more.
Line-up
  • Portrait, Balder on Blue Floor • Simon Bus

    Performance

    Portrait, Balder on Blue Floor • Simon Bus

    Performance

    What kind of experience does a dancer meet having struggles with the ability to balance and control his body on a 2x2 floor?

    Dancer: Balder Hansen (NO) Choreographer: Simon Bus (NL) Length: 16min

    Thursday, April 18th at Rommen Scene, 18:00 - 20:00

    Sunday April 21st at Sentralen, 16:00 - 16:30

    More info
  • NABINAM • Jean-Baptiste Baele

    Performance

    NABINAM • Jean-Baptiste Baele

    Performance

    NABINAM is an auto-biographical solo piece in which the protagonist comes close to the audience to recount his adoption story, creating a roller coaster of emotions with its unpredictable changes of pace.

    Dancer / Choreographer: Jean-Baptiste Baele Length: 1.5h

    Sunday April 21st at Sentralen 16:45 - 18:15

    More info
  • LOOP • Chriz Nypan

    Performance

    LOOP • Chriz Nypan

    Performance

    LOOP is a bodily experience of rhythm and sound. 5 dancers og 2 DJs on stage. The moving bodies vibrates in sync, melt, grow, tumbles, listen, rise, and release. We’re invited on to an auditory and kinesthetic journey..where you also take part in creating the magic.
    Choreographer: Chriz Nypan Dancers: Jens Trinidad, Amie Mbye, Marikken Heitkøtter, Mathias Jin Budtz og Chriz Nypan Length: 1h

    Friday April 19th at Sentralen 20:00 - 21:00

    More info
  • Simon Bus (NL)

    Choreographer • 'Portrait, Balder on Blue Floor'

    Simon Bus (NL)

    Choreographer • 'Portrait, Balder on Blue Floor'

    Simon is a dutch choreographer. With a bboy background, he has develiped his own movement language. With his inquisitive gaze and hyperflexible body, he stretches ideas about breaking. The discomfort of everyday existence is an important source of inspiration for Simon. The game between having control and yet losing it again remains a recurring theme. Simon's work is sharp, brutal without losing a sense of humour.

    'Portrait, Balder on Blue Floor' is a sequel to 'Self-portrait, Man on Orange Floor' ('19), the solo made by Simon Bus as part of the CaDance Festival, and 'Portrait, Polina on Yellow Floor' ('22), made for and with dancer Polina Skarga, who fled from Ukraine.

  • Jean-Baptiste Bale (MG/BE)

    Choreographer • NABINAM

    Jean-Baptiste Bale (MG/BE)

    Choreographer • NABINAM

    Jean-Baptiste Baele is a freelance Belgian choreographer based in Kristiansand, Norway. Originally from Madagascar, he grew up in Belgium where he started to dance when he was 19 years old. His collaborations and work stretches all over Europe.

    The performance NABINAM was developed spring 2021 during the Soul Sessions Encounters development program.

    When it comes to choreographing, Jean-Baptiste focuses on investigating the complexity of social behaviors , the historical background of a body and its memories, and physicalities that evolve through space.

    His formal education comes from a BA at Trinity Laban conservatory of Music and Dance in London. After receiving the Marion North Award Of Outstanding Performance he presented his piece 'Rhetorical is the good word' Jean-Baptiste has worked with choreographers such as Mia Habib, Daniel Mariblanca, Fred Gehrig and Yves Ruth to mention a few.

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  • Chriz Nypan (NO)

    Choreographer • LOOP

    Chriz Nypan (NO)

    Choreographer • LOOP

    Chriz Nypan works as a performing and creative dance artist based in Oslo. She started practicing hip-hop at x-Ray youthclub in the 90 and has furthered her education in street and club dances in Paris and New York where she is part of the NYC based female housedance crew MAWU. She is a member of the Cre8 dance crew and the co-founder of MUD -sessions Oslo who works to promote the house dance culture in Oslo through open sessions and club nights.

    She has a formal dance education from France and a MA in choreography from National academy of the arts Oslo. She's worked with Mia Habib, Tentacle Tribe, Viktor Fröjd, Eszter Salamon and many many more.

    As a dance artist and choreographer, Chriz is interested in exploring the bodies singular, instinctive and inherit musicality. To work from the body as a container of history and as a mediator and translator of experiences.

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  • Marianne Kjærsund

    Judge • Encounters 1+1

    Marianne Kjærsund

    Judge • Encounters 1+1

    Marianne Kjærsund (NO) has through the world of contemporary dance worked both as a performer and teacher since 2001. She's been working with a wide range of companies and choreographers in the Nordic countries. Central in her career stands the co-working projects with choreographer Hagar Malin Hellkvist Sellén since 2005.

    photos: Marianne Ous

  • Abigail Vrede (NL)

    Judge • Encounters 1+1

    Abigail Vrede (NL)

    Judge • Encounters 1+1

    Abigail Vrede (she/her) is a Dutch dancer with Surinamese roots, currently based in Oslo. She is a dancer in that exact intertwine between street and clubdance and performing arts.

    Always having had an interest for movement, her dance journey started with hip hop and house, after which she also trained contemporary dance. 

    Having developed a strong skill in freestyle and improvisation, she enjoys to share and challenge herself through performance in different arenas.

    We've seen Abigail win the Encounters 1+1 battle 2022 as well as being a part of the performances such as Locus by Viktor Fröjd(SE). photo: Judith Arupa

  • Balder Hansen (NO)

    Judge • Encounters 1+1 & Performer • 'Portrait, Balder on Blue Floor'

    Balder Hansen (NO)

    Judge • Encounters 1+1 & Performer • 'Portrait, Balder on Blue Floor'

    Balder Hansen is an experimental dancer from Norway, currently residing in Amsterdam. His background is in hip hop, but his artistic journey has evolved towards an experimental direction in recent years as he explores new ways of self-expression he becomes increasingly interested in scenic and expressive approaches. This has shaped him into an intuitive performer, who knows how to mix different styles and techniques.

    Balder has a long list of merits winning battles, mostly known for winning the Experimental category at Nordic Juste Debout twice. In 2020-2023 he attended the Amsterdam University of the arts 4 year Expanded Contemporary Dance Programme.

  • Heida Karine J. Mobeck (NO)

    Musician• Encounters 1+1

    Heida Karine J. Mobeck (NO)

    Musician• Encounters 1+1

    Heida Karine Johannesdottir Mobeck is an improvising musician (tubaist), composer and text writer within different genres such as jazz, improvisation, experimental pop and art music. Her creations are actively listening through a process where the creations comes to life between improvising and composing in interaction with the surroundings.

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  • Ronald Belaza (NO)

    Judge • Open Styles 2vs2

    Ronald Belaza (NO)

    Judge • Open Styles 2vs2

    Ronald is a Norwegian dancer with roots from the Philippines. His career moves from street and club dance with w*acking as his speciality, to jazzdance and musical theater. He is a part of the dancecompany Waackengers from Italy.
    We've seen Ronald win several international w*acking battles like , Venus Waack Vol.2 i Dalat Vietnam, perform with artists and in musicals such as West Side Story and Jesus Christ Superstar. Together with Ida Louise Sundby, Ronald is the ambassador for the Norwegian International Dance Day in Oslo/Norway this year.

  • Marikken Heitkøtter Bratlie(NO)

    Judge • Open Styles 2vs2

    Marikken Heitkøtter Bratlie(NO)

    Judge • Open Styles 2vs2

    Marikken Heitkøtter Bratlie(NO) has immersed herself in Hip Hop and worked as a performing dancer, choreographer, and educator for many years.

    Marikken battles regularly both in Norway and internationally. To mention a few she's been winning "The Crown" in Japan and "Juste Debout Nordic" in 2018 and 2020 with dance partner Toby Deedaran.

    She's performed in numerous productions in both the entertainment industry and the performing arts field, such as "Loop" by Chriz Nypan, "Face fear" by Yaman Okur, and "Now the Field is open" with Impure and Deep down Dopeizm.

    She's also given workshops at the well renowned camp "Hyperweek", Sade(FI), Twisted Feet(SWE), Streetmekka(DK), Subsdans, and several other studios/dance educations in Norway.

  • Claúdio "Comics" Fernandes (CV)

    Judge • 2vs2 Open Styles

    Claúdio "Comics" Fernandes (CV)

    Judge • 2vs2 Open Styles

    Claúdio Fernandes aka “COMICS”, has always been surrounded by music and dance since very young, through his parents and siblings, but dance found him in 2007. He’s a passionate student of Hip-Hop and Black Culture. Claúdio started battling in 2011 and been at big events like Summer Dance Forever, Battle Bad, Break Ya Neck and the list goes on. He won titles such as The Kulture of Hype & Hope, Juste Debout Nordic, Soul Sessions Extended and many others.

    He graduated in Circus, and he’s been a part of several stage performances like: “INTO THE DEEP”, “HEAD PEACE”, “LUCY”. He’s main goals are: take care of his mom, built a community project in Cape Verde and Portugal and keep on traveling.

  • Yurleyley (NO)

    MC • 2vs2 Open Styles & Encounters 1+1

    Yurleyley (NO)

    MC • 2vs2 Open Styles & Encounters 1+1

    A young and promising multi-artist within the hip hop culture, Oslo-raised Yurley aka Yurleyley has developed her voice over the last years and is this year hosting us through the entire battle day at Encounters 2024!!

    You might have seen her on the series KRAFT at NRK, a docu-series depicting young dancers upbringing, triumphs, and setbacks. Yurley represents B16, Subsdans crew and Deep Down Dopeizm.

  • Mathias Jin Budtz (DK/NO)

    MC • 2vs2 Open Styles & Encounters 1+1

    Mathias Jin Budtz (DK/NO)

    MC • 2vs2 Open Styles & Encounters 1+1

    Mathias Jin is an Oslo-based dance artist and dance activist. As co-founder of Soul Sessions Oslo he has played a crucial role for the organisation through the years and is still pushing forward with the team. Mathias Jin is also co-founder of the dance studio Subsdans and the crew dEEp doWN dopEiZM. He also represents Kingwings Crew. At this year’s festival he will guide us through the Saturday event as MC together with the lovely Yurleyley.

  • Damon Frost (US/SE)

    DJ • 2vs2 Open Styles & Hip Hop Night • Workshop

    Damon Frost (US/SE)

    DJ • 2vs2 Open Styles & Hip Hop Night • Workshop

    Damon Frost aka the „Rubberband Man“, a Bay area BMX pioneer born in LA, started dancing in 1981 in the streets of San Francisco. When moving to Stockholm in 1985, he became a big influence in the European waving and popping scene.

    Damon is mostly known as an OG within the dance realm, but not everyone knows that he is an amazing music producer and DJ who has also influenced an entire generation of beatmakers!

    Catch his workshop 'Rhythm and Musicality' Friday 14:30-16:00!

    More info
  • Maria Lotus (NO)

    Artist • Hip Hop Night

    Maria Lotus (NO)

    Artist • Hip Hop Night

    Maria lotus has a long history in the hip hop community in Norway. She has both been an inspiration and mentor to some of the biggest international dancers from the hip hop community and has opened doors for the culture here to grow.
    She is recognized for her distinctive style and powerful vocals, Maria Lotus has made a name for herself as a trailblazing artist in the Norwegian hip-hop scene. Her debut album, "Melaninrik," released in 2020, impressed audiences with its impactful lyrics and insightful portrayal of the life of a melanin-rich mother, artist, singer, dancer, and activist. Building on her musical journey, Maria Lotus released a follow-up album “High Life” in 2023.

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  • Niwin (NO)

    DJ • Hip Hop Night

    Niwin (NO)

    DJ • Hip Hop Night

    Together with Maria Lotus producer and DJ Niwin will bring us the vibes! As one of the founders of MUD, where he also is a resident DJ, he already has a good foothold in the house scene. In addition, Niwin produces and plays Hip Hop, Funk, Disco and House music, and comes with a clear intention to create movement.

  • Lea Sine Andersen • Between
Dreams

    Performance • Choreography Development

    Lea Sine Andersen • Between
Dreams

    Performance • Choreography Development

    In this piece, dream states are explored, intertwining the conscious and subconscious within us. Can we reach our dreams with a wakeful mind? Can we release the limitations within us and access the impulses that intuitively exist within us?

    Friday April 19th 18:00-19:30 Sunday April 21st 14:00-15:30

    Photo: Rina Abanto

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  • Oliver Zohore • Shadows of Heritage

    Performance • Choreography Development

    Oliver Zohore • Shadows of Heritage

    Performance • Choreography Development

    "Shadows of Heritage" is an exploration of cultural identity and the power of embracing one's roots. With roots from Denmark and Ivory Coast, Oliver reveals layers of history, tradition, and personal narrative. Amidst the shadows of his heritage, he unites his cultural roots with his own paths.

    Friday April 19th 18:00-19:30 Sunday April 21st 14:00-15:30

    Photo: Bahadir Badi Berber

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  • Emma Damskau • Nudges

    Performance • Choreography Development

    Emma Damskau • Nudges

    Performance • Choreography Development

    In the piece "Nudges", Emma explores her experience of the subtle, yet powerful (dis)connections in and between people.

    Friday April 19th 18:00-19:30 Sunday April 21st 14:00-15:30

    Photo: @pluggedinmatt

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Tickets

Tickets

Performances and Battles at Sentralen April 19th-21st

Buy your tickets here!

Remember

• Encounters Choreography Development 19.04 og 21.04: One ticket gives entrance for three performances.

• Performances Søndag 21.04, 'Portrait, Balder On Blue Floor' & NABINAM: One ticket gives entrance for two performances.

• Hip Hop Night is included in ticket for battles.

• Are you participating in any of the battles? Remember to buy participant ticket called “Deltager” as well as signing up!

There are three different ticket-categories:

Under 20 - this is for anyone under 20yrs

Ordinær - this is for adults, anyone over 20yrs

Ekstra Gavmild - this is for the ones able to give us some extra support

The venue (Sentralen) is universally designed and accessible for wheel chairs. Contact the venue for facilitation. Everyone with a chaperone licence can bring their chaperone to our events. You will get a chaperone - ticket by sending an email to post@sentralen.no.

Open Stage and performance at Rommen Scene April 18th

Buy tickets here! One ticket gives access to 1 performance and 8 acts from Open Stage.

Encounters Club Night • MUD Session

Together with MUD Session we present Hugo LX (FR) and Third Attempt band (NO) at Jæger, Oslo. Buy tickets here!

Discountcode for tickets: "letsdance".

ID:20

Workshop w/ Damon Frost

Rhythm & Musicality workshop w/ Damon Frost. Friday April 19th, 14:30-16:00 i Gymsalen, Sentralen

Book your spot for the workshop here: Tickets

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Concepts

Open Stage

An open stage where 8 selected acts, with various expressions within street- and clubdance, will be performed at Rommen Scene Thursday April 18th!

Encounters 1 +1

In this exciting concept the dancers meet a random partner on the floor in an improvised duet. Open to all kinds of dancers and movers. The music will be unconventional and could support the creation of new ambiances and inspirations. The judges will look for a sense of how to relate to the space, time, sound and of course partner.

There will be a musician creating music live as the battles evolve on the floor. Judges: Marianne Kjærsund (NO)

Balder Hansen (NO)

Abigail Vrede (NL)

Musician: Heida Karine Johannesdottir Mobeck (NO)

MC: Yurley (NO) • Are you participating in any of the battles? Remember to buy participant ticket called “Deltager” as well as signing up ! • Money prize winners: 6000kr

• For battle participants: doors open 12:00, you need to confirm your sign-up between 12:00 and 13:00 • For audience: doors open 13:00

2 vs 2 Open Styles

In this battle every dance style is welcome, but the judges are from the street and club dance scene. DJ will be playing a variety of hip hop and funk music. 2 vs 2 means that a team of two battles together as a team. Judges: Marikken Heitkøtter Bratlie (NO)

Ronald Belaza (NO)

Claúdio Fernandes aka “COMICS” (CV) DJ: Damon Frost (US/SE) MC: Yurley (NO) • For battle participants: doors open 12:00, you need to confirm your sign-up between 12:00 and 13:00 • For audience: doors open 13:00 • Are you participating in any of the battles? Remember to buy participant ticket called “Deltager” as well as signing up! • Money prize winners: 6000kr

Hip Hop Night

This is an equivalent to “House Night” at our other festival, Extended. No organized battle/competition.

At Hip Hop Night we enjoy, we vibe, we socialize! This is an effort to stay true to the essential core of the culture and give time and space to the organically formed dance floor.

Choreography Development

Soul Sessions Encounters Choreography Development, is a development program for aspiring choreographers or dance artist within Street and Club dance who would like to explore and develop their art.

3 choreographers are chosen to participate in our choreography program with mentoring, access to rehearsal studio, seminars, photo- and video documentation, light design and a showroom for their work during the Soul Sessions Encounters festival.

Performances April 19th and 21st in Gymsalen at Sentralen.

Buy tickets here!

Remember: One ticket gives access to three performances.

Choreography Development

Choreography Development

Encounters Choreography Development

This year's three choreographers have all created a solo work for the first time in a stage context. Throughout the process of rehearsals in the studio and time with mentors, they have courageously explored their expression through both movement and topics. We are proud to present these works in progress by these three exciting dance artists at this year's Encounters festival.

They will be performing in Gymsalen at Sentralen,

Friday April 19th 18:00 - 19:30 Sunday April 21st 14:00 - 15:30

Buy tickets through the links above ^

Remember: One ticket gives access for the three performances!

Lea Sine Andersen • Between Dreams

Lea Sine Andersen is an Oslo-based dancer. She primarily practices Hip Hop and is passionate about values of the culture and creating safer spaces for exploration and expression through conversations and exchange.

Lea has been involved in the Hip Hop community in Norway since 2017, both as a participant, dancer, and co-organizer. In recent years, she has also traveled to get to know the international community and eventually started her own projects here in Oslo.

This is Lea's first solo performance and choreographic work.

In this piece, dream states are explored, intertwining the conscious and subconscious within us. Can we reach our dreams with a wakeful mind? Can we release the limitations within us and access the impulses that intuitively exist within us? Mentors: Anne Golberg Stavn & Inger-Reidun Olsen Music produced by: KITOKO EL 360

Oliver Zohore • Shadows of Heritage

Oliver is originally from Denmark and Ivory Coast, and for the past few years, he has also worked and lived in Norway. He has broad experience as a dancer in theater, music videos, TV, live shows, and festivals. He is also active in battles both as a participant and judge, and teaches regularly. After mostly working as a dancer, Oliver is inspired to explore his own choreographic ideas and thoughts. This is Oliver's first solo work on stage.

"Shadows of Heritage" is an exploration of cultural identity and the power of embracing one's roots. With roots from Denmark and Ivory Coast, Oliver reveals layers of history, tradition, and personal narrative. Amidst the shadows of his heritage, he unites his cultural roots with his own paths.

Mentors: Jens Trinidad & Inger-Reidun Olsen

Emma Damskau • Nudges

Emma is a dance artist, cultural organizer, enjoyer of life and much more, based in Oslo. She draws inspiration from music, nature and silence, brave friends, and the small, magical encounters with strangers here and there.

For Emma, dancing is primarily social and liberating. Throughout her life, she has developed a versatile dance language, with a particular love for house and ballroom culture. Emma values authenticity, courage and Community - all values she gets to approach through dance and choreography.

In the piece "Nudges", Emma explores her experience of the subtle, yet powerful (dis)connections in and between people.

Mentors: Harald Beharie & Inger-Reidun Olsen

Performances

Portrait, Balder on Blue Floor

by Simon Bus

We're excited to present Portrait, Balder on Blue Floor by Simon Bus at Soul Sessions Encounters 2024.

Thursday, April 18th at Rommen Scene, 18:00 - 20:00

Sunday April 21st at Sentralen, 16:00 - 18:30

'Portrait, Balder on Blue Floor' was made by Simon Bus for and with the Norwegian dancer Balder Hansen. On a 2x2 floor, he struggles with his ability to balance and control his body. We see Balder teetering and stumbling, fighting to keep his balance.

Credits

Dancer: Balder Hansen

Choreography: Simon Bus

Sound: Boris de Klerk

Supported by: PLAN Brabant, DansBrabant

NABINAM

by Jean-Baptist Baele

We're proud to present NABINAM by and with Jean-Baptist Baele during Soul Sessions Encounters 2024.

Sunday April 21st at Sentralen, 17:00-18:30

NABINAM is an auto-biographical solo piece in which the protagonist comes close to the audience to recount his adoption story. The challenges he encountered along the way unfold in his retelling, such as the constant comparison of different skin colours or being apart from a sibling. NABINAM takes the audience on a roller coaster of emotions with its unpredictable changes of pace.

The performance was developed spring 2021 during the Soul Sessions Encounters development program. NABINAM has since then received a budget support from Kulturrådet to continue the research and present a full length piece in June 2022. During this research he has been traveling to Madagascar to visit the orphanage where I have stayed before my adoption.

Credits

Jean-Baptiste Baele - Performer/choreographer Corentin Piquard - Composer/live music David Jacobs - Videographer Cecilie Nybakk Nore - Costume designer Anastacia Hoff - Poetry writing

Johan Franklin Williams - Light designer Mia Habib - Outside eyes Belinda Brazza - Outside eyes Andreea Lixandrica - Manager/ Ligh technician

Project funded by: Kulturrådet, Soul Session Encounters, Bærum Kulturhus.

Watch trailer here!

LOOP

by Chriz Nypan

We are looking forward to present the performance LOOP during Soul Sessions Encounters 2024!

Get ready for an evening where music and movements brings you a long on a journey, where also you as an audience will take part in creating the magic!

Friday April 19th at Sentralen 20:00 - 21:00

LOOP is a bodily movement of rhythm and sound.

On stage we meet five dancers and two DJs, where the movement of the dancers create an echo of music through body movement. and supports the creation of the soundscape as a whole during the performance - live on stage.

The moving bodies vibrates in sync, melt, grow, tumbles, listen, rise, and release. We’re invited on to an auditory and kinesthetic journey.

The performance is built upon acoustic sound from the space and bodies, followed further through looping, filtering, and manipulation via music technology.

The boundary between audience and performers gradually fades away, and together they form an attentive mass that responds to the music. Through the physical experience of the audience, they become co-creators in the experience/performance.

credits

Choreographer: Chriz Nypan

DJ/Music Producers: Nikolai Nypan and Arvid Ingvarsson

Dance: Jens Trinidad, Amie Mbye, Marikken Heitkøtter, Mathias Jin Budtz, and Chriz Nypan

Lighting Design: Benjamin Fjellman, Bærum Kulturhus

Costume: Amanda Vesthardt

Set Design: Piotr Chrzanowski

Outer Ear: Per Platou

Inner Eye: Jens Trinidad

Outer Eye/Advisor: Mia Habib

Voice Advisor: Signe Gjessing

Supported by: Norwegian Arts Council Project Dance, FFUK, Spenn, Viken County Municipality

Co-producer: Bærum Kulturhus – Dans Sørøst-Norge Watch trailer here!

Hotel Deal

Are you traveling to Oslo for the Encounters festival?

We have a hotel deal with First Hotel Millennium , right across the street from Sentralen!

How to get the discount:

millennium@firsthotels.no and say you’re traveling for Soul Sessions Encounters 2024 to get a good deal!

Prices:

Single room 995,- NOK Double room 1195,- NOK Triple room (Double with an extra) NOK - 1395,-

Photos from Soul Sessions Encounters throughout the years:

  • Sparebankstiftelsen DNB
  • Oslo Kommune
  • Rommen Scene
  • Kulturrådet