• Black Box teater
  • Oslo Internasjonale Teaterfestival
  • 10–19 March 2022
  • 10 days of Live Art experiences
  • Ligia Lewis
  • Still Not Still
  • Monday 14, 19.00–20.40
  • Tuesday 15, 19.00–20.40

Facts are simply perceptions and surfaces.
You go round and round fall on the ground.
What is the condition of bad fait(h).
What is deader than dead? 

Still Not Still is a choreography for seven performers, a composition that emerges out of the dark space that is history for black and non-Western subjects. In response to this exclusion from the past, Lewis leverages darkness as a site for critical imaging and imagining. She makes use of the early musical form of a “complainte” – a prolonged lament or musical poem. Through the confluence of comedy and tragedy, Lewis evokes with poetic and comedic force a unique theatrical language full of dark humor and surrealist imagery, disrupting any fantasy of historical progress. Thus, Lewis imagines a world out of time, a world at a standstill.

Ligia Lewis is a Berlin based choreographer and dancer. She has previously visited Black Box teater with minor matter. During the festival this year her film deader than dead is also presented.

NB. This performance contains strobe lights.

Norwegian premiere.
Black Box teater, Store scene
Duration: 100 minutes

  • Concept, choreography, artistic direction: Ligia Lewis.
  • Performance: Boglárka Börcsök, Darius Dolatyari-Dolatdoust, Corey-Scott Gilbert, Cassie Augusta Jørgensen, Justin Kennedy, Jolie Ngemi, Damian Rebgetz.
  • Dramaturgy: Maja Zimmermann.
  • Outside eye: Dragana Bulut.
  • Lighting design, technical direction: Joseph Wegmann.
  • Set design: Claudia Besuch (Gali).
  • Costume: Marta Martino.
  • Sound design & composition: S. McKenna.
  • Acoustic & electric guitar: Joey Gavin.
  • Assistance: Lissa-Johanna Volquartz.
  • Stage technician (tour): Şenol Şentürk.
  • Production management: Hannes Frey (HAU Hebbel am Ufer).
  • Production assistance: Vera Laube (HAU Hebbel am Ufer).
  • Touring & distribution: Sina Kießling, Nicole Schuchardt.
  • Co-production: tanzhaus nrw (Düsseldorf), Arsenic – Centre d’art scénique contemporain  (Lausanne), Tanzquartier Wien (Vienna), Black Box teater (Oslo), Arts Centre Vooruit (Ghent), Gessnerallee (Zürich), Dance International Glasgow / Tramway.
  • Funded by: Capital Cultural Fund (Berlin).
  • Supported by the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ International Guest Performance Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.