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The Value of Hospitality

In our everyday lives many of us experience less compassion and hospitality now a days and especially compared to only a decade ago. Did you use to go around to your friends place and unannounced check if they were at home by knocking on the front door? Now a days very few of us visit someone without calling or texting first and it makes us wonder, were we the last generation who did just that? The social aspect of hospitality has changed a lot over the last two decades and maybe it's reaching a point where it should be considered for UNESCO's list of distinct cultures?

With this in mind, what is the most important thing we as hosts can give our guests? Is it availability? 

GESTR features the dancers and choreographers Sudesh Adhana and Hallgrim Hansegård who have been inspired by regional traditions such as Upanishads and Håvamål, to shine a light on the extreme aspects of the relationship between the host and the guest. Through familiarising themselves with the relationship between the host and the guest, Adhana and Hansegård have developed unique movements, choreographies and strategies to create a space where both hosts and guests can explore the importance of hospitality. GESTR will be preformed to music made by Amina Sewali.

Adhana and Hansegård would like to invite you in the audience to attend a performance that will act as  messenger where you, the guest, are highly valuable to the hosts. 

Get your ticket to GESTR at the CODA-festival 24th October here.

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General information:

At GESTR the room as a whole will work as a stage. The audience will be given the option between experiencing the show seated on the floor or standing. Chairs will be provided for those who need it. 

The theatre smoke used in this production is approved for asthmatics. 

GESTR is not recommended for children under three years old. Recommended lower age is eight years old. 

Cast and Crediting:

Choreographer: Hallgrim Hansegård and Sudesh Adhana

Composer: Maja Ratkje

Dramaturg: Thomas Schaupp

Costume design and scenography: Corentin JPM Leven

Sound design: Olav Nordhagen

The production of GESTR is a collaboration with FRIKAR, Teater Innlandet and Fjelldansen -a regional centre for dance. GESTR is made possible with the support of Kulturrådet and Fritt Ord.  

Photos by Antero Hein. 


Thank You!

GESTR is produced as a collaboration between Teateret Innlandet, Fjelldansen -a regional centre for dance and FRIKAR.

GESTR is made possible with financial support from Kulturrådet and Fritt Ord.