Lara Vejrup Ostan
DRIVER – White line fever

White line fever – also known as highway hypnosis – is an altered mental state in which a driver can travel lengthy distances, responding to external events in the expected, safe, and correct manner with no recollection of having consciously done so.

White line fever delves into an intimate affair; a relationship with a car. More than just a machine that moves you from A to B, it is the space where endless daydreams of leaving can be redeemed – or get stuck.

White line fever is act one of the choreographic work DRIVER. Act two is Before lunch, which you can experience in October 2024 at Dansehallerne. The DRIVER series investigates the act of driving, a paradoxical situation of movement; being in motion, whilst sitting still. It is a play on preconceived notions of perception and agency, a play on who is moving who, at what pace, and through which spaces.

Please note that White line fever is a site generic performance for parking garages. You will be invited to witness parts of the work from a car with two other people. If you wish to see this work and have concerns about the accessibility, we would be glad to answer any questions if you write to amb@dansehallerne.dk.

The experience of the work is in total 40 minutes.

THE ARTISTIC TEAM

Lara Vejrup Ostan is a Slovenian/Danish choreographer and dancer based in Copenhagen, Denmark. In her works she challenges perceptual frameworks, exploring how these are used to navigate reality. Notions of dayliness inhabit her world building, embodiment and movement. Other mediums, such as film and text, are used in her choreographic practice to mold and carry, or further develop logics of dancing. Most recent works are THE SWIMMER (2022), HIKE (2022), 9 to 5 (2023) and the ongoing Body Maintenance series with Agnes Grelinger. Lara holds a BA in Dance and Choreography from the Danish National School of Performing Arts and is soon a BMC® Somatic Educator graduate. She is co-founder of KOMMA Performance Productions, a collective association supporting the development and production of dance works, as well as chairwoman of De Frie Koreografer. www.laravejrupostan.com 

Yeong-Ran Suh is a choreographer, performer, and researcher based in Copenhagen and Seoul. Based on autoethnography, decolonizing, shamanism, traditional dance, modernization, and mythology, she has created multidisciplinary/dance performances. She is a member of , a climate activism performance group, and writes and makes performances upon traditional ecological knowledge and collective future-making. She studied for an MFA in Choreography at the Korea National University of Art and an MA in Religious Studies at the University of Copenhagen.

Eva Johanna Forsehag is a dancer based in Copenhagen. She graduated with a bachelor in fine arts from the Danish National school of Performing Arts in 2020, and has since then worked in various productions by Norrdans, Cantabile2, Kasper Ravnhøj, Fabio Liberti and Jernej Bizjak. Johanna is interested in pedagogy within performance art and has worked as a dance teacher at a musical school for the last three years. Johanna also performed in Lara’s debut work THE SWIMMER, which premiered in 2022.

Thora Eriksen (she/her) is a freelance light designer, based in Copenhagen. She graduated from The Danish National School of Performing Arts in 2023, with the graduation performance TO LIVE WOULD BE AN AWFULLY BIG ADVENTURE. Thora debuted at Blaagaard Theater with the performance TR!P in September 2023, a devised performance, directed by Emil Rostrup. Thora is driven by finding where the light both enhances and brings new aspects to the work and its context. She loves small nuances and big moments, and is not afraid to become banal or to repeat herself, as long as it serves the shared unique work.

Moritz Nahold is a Vienna-based sound artist and composer. He has worked with God’s Entertainment, Simon Mayer, Akemi Takeya and Peter Kutin among others. His works have been displayed at Elevate Festival, ImPulsTanz and Brut. Under his moniker Subletvis, he explores the facets between post-digital pop aesthetics and abstract compositions. His music has been released on Ventil Records, Denovali, Ashida Park and Tender Matter. https://subletvisions.net/

Max Schwidlinski is a scenographer based in Leipzig, Germany. He Studied theater, film and media studies at the University of Vienna and stage and film design at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. The main feature of his stage space is the combination of raw materials and finished objects that tell a well-known reality bordering on fiction. He is intensively involved in the use of projections in theater and dance. His goal is to use the video screens not as objects, but as playful and acted situations. After working in the independent scene in Copenhagen and Vienna, Max Schwidlinski’s first works were seen at the Staatsschauspiel Dresden, Theater Bonn and Konzerthaus Berlin. In addition, he created the work “The Swimmer” with Lara Vejrup Ostan in Copenhagen in 2022. “The Cat Eleonore” by Caren Jeß (director: Simon Werdelis) was awarded the Acting Prize and the Audience Prize at the 48th Mühlheimer Theatertage 2023. From the 2023/24 season, Max is the in-house set designer at the “new Theater Halle”. https://maxschwidlinski.com/

OPENINGS

DRIVER – White line fever is shown as part of OPENINGS, Dansehallerne’s new, expansive festival for dance. With the festival, we open up for top-class international performances and strong national talents.

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Artist

Lara Vejrup Ostan

Title

DRIVER – White line fever

Type

Performance

Date

  • 3.9.2024, 14:00
  • 3.9.2024, 15:30
  • 3.9.2024, 18:00
  • 3.9.2024, 19:30
  • 4.9.2024, 14:00
  • 4.9.2024, 15:30
  • 4.9.2024, 18:00
  • 4.9.2024, 19:30
  • 6.9.2024, 14:00
  • 6.9.2024, 15:30
  • 6.9.2024, 18:00
  • 6.9.2024, 19:30
  • 7.9.2024, 14:00
  • 7.9.2024, 15:30
  • 7.9.2024, 18:00
  • 7.9.2024, 19:30
  • 8.9.2024, 14:00
  • 8.9.2024, 15:30
  • 8.9.2024, 18:00
  • 8.9.2024, 19:30

Duration

10-40 minutes

Venue

Dansehallerne, Franciska Clausens Plads 27, 1799 København V

Credits

CREDITS Koncept: Lara Vejrup Ostan, Koreografi: Lara Vejrup Ostan i tæt samarbejde samarbejde med performerne, Optrædende på scenen: Yeong-Ran Suh, Eva Johanna Forsehag, Lyddesign: Moritz Nahold (Subletvis), Lysdesign: Thora Eriksen, Scenografi: Max Schwidlinski, Kunstnerisk mentor og lastbilchauffør: Bush Hartshorn, Producer: PRFRM, Grafisk design: Kaiu Meiner, Animation: Christian Zander, Fotograf: Benedicte Ramfjord / PRODUCERET AF: KOMMA Performance Productions / CO-PRODUCERET AF: Dansehallerne / STØTTET AF: Statens Kunstfond Projektstøtteudvalget for Scenekunst, Beckett Fonden, Københavns Kommune Scenekunstudvalget, Skuespillerforbundets Produktionsstøtte, Culture Moves Europe – Mobility Funding, William Demant Fonden, Louis-Hansen Fonden, Goethe-Institut, RESIDENCIES: UP (Moving Identities), Nau Ivanow (Moving Identities), Daavi (Moving Identities), Holstebro Dansekompagni.

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Statens Kunstfond (en)
Beckett-fonden
William Demant Foundation (en)
Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond
Goethe Institut (en)
Dansk Skuespillerforbund (en)
Københavns Kommune Scenekunstudvalg (en)

Special thanks to Jens, Antonio, Maria, Per, Robert, Ragnar, Mikkel Lund, Rona Aitcheson-Dyhr and sertraline.