butoh performance

Troll butoh
Fairytales and myths

2020 – Ongoing

Tove-Elena Nicolaysen and Elmedin Žunić investigate the narratives of the fairytale storytelling, through butoh videography. Being invested in trauma studies, the artists explore the dark pits of Norwegian and Japanese history and mythology.

Place of Creation
Grimstad, Norway

Butoh 
Tove–Elena Nicolaysen

Videography
Elmedin Žunić

butoh performance

Sight specific butoh
in burned house

2018 – Ongoing

Sight specific butoh improvisation in Vallparaíso, Chile. The work was documented and there will be released a video work from the experience during 2020.

Place of Creation
Vallparaíso, Chile

Producer
52 HERTZ Hybrid Art

Butoh
Tove–Elena Nicolaysen and Daipan Butoh

Music
 Karl–Thomas Ingvaldsen–Mo

Photo and video
Luciano Marchant

butoh performance

Under
Skin

2016

Synne Sanden invited Tove–Elena Nicolaysen to create a performance concert based on Sandens song teksts, the project lasted for two years and was performed among other places at Porsgrunn Internasjonale Teaterfestival in 2016.

Place of Creation
Oslo, Norway

Dance
Tove–Elena Nicolaysen

Music, concept and production
Synne Sanden

Photo
Dag Jensen

butoh performance

Dødsgnist
og livsangst

2016 

The performance and its title “Dødsgnist og livsangst” was created inspired by a poem by the norwegian artist Ane Bartsad Solvang. Nicolaysen invited the musicians Magnus Vanebo and Karl–Thomas Ingvaldsen–Mo to created a live improvised soundscape during the performance.

Place of Creation
Oslo, Norway
Producer
52 HERTZ Hybrid Art

Art direction and dance
Tove–Elena Nicolaysen

Music
Magnus Vanebo and Karl–Thomas Ingvaldsen–Mo

Photo
Audun Bacic

butoh duo

Insda
project

2012–Ongoing

INSDA Project started in 2012 as an artistic research project between Anika Burton from Spain and Tove–Elena Nicolaysen from Norway. The project is focusing on womanhood in a human aspect as well as looking cultural, sociological and political issues around the female body. The performance “A woman in life” was presented at R.E.D Ella Fiskum danz and the Franje festival in Arendal. The concept is continuing and are expected to be presented again during 2020-21.

Place of Creation
Barcelona, Catalunya

Producer
52 HERTZ Hybrid Art

Art directors
Tove–Elena Nicolaysen and Anika Burton

multimedia installation

En memoria de
Manuel Garrido Ramos

2014 

Performance installation and improvisation directed by Jean Babtiste Houng. The work was created in memory of Manuel Garrido Ramos.

Place of Creation
Barcelona, Catalunya
Performers
Tove–Elena Nicolaysen and Marc Sans Coeffard
R.I.P.
Manuel Garrido Ramos

multimedia installation

La sombra
de las almas

2012

Performance installation and improvisation directed by Jean Babtiste Houng. Manuel Garrido Ramos and Tove- Elena Nicolaysen created a sight specific performance installation for camera at Peregrino 13 plataforma creativa.

Place of Creation
Barcelona, Catalunya

Performers
Tove–Elena Nicolaysen and Manuel Garrido Ramos

R.I.P.
Manuel Garrido Ramos