How to read water #1


One-on-one performances (Duration: 15 min):
Saturday, 13.03.2021, 14:00 – 18:15 | Billetter via Hoopla
Sunday, 14.03.2021,14:00 – 18:15 | Billetter via Hoopla

Dance: Anna Thu Schmidt
Music: Thea Ellingsen Grant, Alexander Riris

Water reflection. What do I see?
Is it me?
How do we relate to each other?
Can we find a common rhythm?
Still me?
Still… Stillness.

Welcome to How to read water #1, a series of one-on-one performances.
Through music and dance Schmidt, Grant or Riris present improvised solos of 15 minutes in front of one spectator.
Two chairs opposite of each other in a distance of two meters form the setting for the encounter of listener and musician or dancer and viewer.
This format plays with the unknown and aspects around inclusion and exclusion by being conceptually inclusive while offering an exclusive experience.
Two people, each in their role as both performers and spectators, form a reality together in a shared space.
The roles of the audience and performer are challenged when the viewer is viewed to the same extent as the performer and in that sense co-creating the performance experience.


Anna Thu Schmidt is a dance artist with a focus on dance improvisation, interdisciplinary projects, site-specific work and integrated dance.
Since 2017 Anna is based in Trondheim after living in Indonesia, the Netherlands and Germany.
Her work is inspired by the cultures and natural environments she lives in and the connection and communications between humans.
Themes as inclusion and accessibility are central in her artistic work.
As a dance artist Anna is creating, teaching and performing dance for and with various age groups and communities.
By hosting ImproJAM/ImproLAB she offers an open, free and safe space for movement and sound exploration based on dance, music and contact improvisation and encourages people to discover their own movement language.
Her interest in the relation of dance to other arts led to international collaborations with musicians, filmmaker, visual artists and directors as well as research on the intertwinement of dance and installation art and its effects on its viewer.
Anna holds B.A. in Dance in Education (ArtEZ University of the Arts Arnhem/Netherlands) and M.A. in Dance Studies (NTNU Trondheim/ Norway).


Thea Ellingsen Grant is a vocalist, composer, song writer and producer from Telemark, Norway.
From an early age she was determined to pursue the arts, a natural choice after growing up in a household surrounded by paintings and music.
Rock, pop and classical music where her biggest influences as a kid, gradually being introduced to the world of jazz and improvisational music when she attended high school.
Now her musical influences are many, creating several different projects and bands: JUNO, Caramel 11, j00, and Thea Ellingsen Grant – solo.
With one album, several released singles and lots of live performance experience she continues to develop her sound along side her creative partners in her own country and abroad.


Alexander Riris is a bass player and composer from Stavanger.
Studying jazz at NTNU from 2016 to 2019, he now lives and works in Trondheim.
Leading the jazz ensembles Barrage and Alexander Riris kvintett are his main creative output, whilst also being active in a variety of genres and groups such as ØyvindLAND and Cosmic Swing Orchestra.
Since 2020 Riris is part of the music collective at Stillverk1.

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