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„BUD is a poem for waiting. Slowly blooming, slowly bleeding.“


BUD is a choreographic reflection on "waiting" and how we humans operate in this mysterious state. Five performers, dressed in sculptural costumes, transport the audience into a cinematic scenery - scaping a waiting room where time seems to stand still and everything or nothing can happen. Only gradually does the performers' inert act of lingering transform into an aggressive act of waiting. A collective game unfolds between the hunt for any event and being chased by the unfulfilled.

BUD is commissioned by Carte Blanche – The Norwegian National Company of Contemporary Dance.
Artistic director Annabelle Bonnéry has engaged two up and coming choreographers from the same generation to create a two-part full evening for Carte Blanche. Five and nine dancers meet choreographers Roza Moshtaghi and Lander Patrick in a double bill that presents Norwegian and international contemporary dance on the same stage.

Premiered May 26 : Bergen International Festival 2022

Roza Moshtaghi - Choreography / Concept

Lykourgos Porfyris -  Sound artist
Ronak Moshtaghi - Installation /costume

Thomas Schaupp - Dramaturge

Trine Lise Moe /Roza Moshtaghi - Movement research 
Thomas Bruvik - 
Light design


Irene Vesterhus Theisen, Daniel Mariblanca, Ole Martin Meland, Aslak Aune Nygård , Anne Lise Rønne

Artistic Director: Annabelle Bonnéry 
General Manager: Tone Tjemsland 
Communication Director: Birthe Skotheim 
Production & Planning Director: Tora de Zwart Rørholt 

Rehearsal Director: Shlomi Ruimi 

Touring Director: Gulli Kr. Sekse  
Sales & Marketing Assistant: Jonas Sharif Hordvik

Adminstrative Secretary: Mona Igland

Technical Director:Jeroen Tjeerd de Groot

Technical Coordinator: Mark Simon Watts

Chief Electrician: Robert Roespel |

Head of Sound:Gunnar Innvær

Stage & Tour Manager: Jan Tore Solberg  

Lighting Technician: Thomas Bruvik

Sound Technician: Leif Herland
Head of Costumes: Indrani Balgobin

Dresser: Renate Rolland | Modeler

Tailor: Martina Wilhelms | Seamstress
Dresser: Krishna Biscardi
Housekeeping:Benigne Nizigiyimana & Davin Iratunga
PR-photo Sjur Pollen
Process & Press Photos: Øystein Haara
Video: David Alræk

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Drawing: Ronak Moshtaghi

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Drawing: Ronak Moshtaghi

BUD is commissioned by Carte Blanche – The Norwegian National Company of Contemporary Dance.

Co-produced byFestspillene - Bergen.
The project is  supported by the Norwegian Arts Council (pre project).  

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