30something explores the coming-of-age story through the lens of mid-career performers approaching mid-life crises.
This performance combines the narrative of a high school dance with the meta-narrative of four dancers that have worked together for years trying to grasp where their careers will take them past their 30’s.
The text for the piece is composed from hours of recorded conversations Gabel Eiben had with friends and colleagues. It covers everything from performers' nightmares about ill-fitting costumes to climate change as a super-object. The actors use an in-ear performance approach to the text with contemporary dance to make a humorous and engaging melodrama.
Concept: Tale Dolven & Gabel Eiben - Performed by: Tale Dolven, Carlos Garbin, Inga Hákonardóttir, Clinton Stringer - Music: Carlos Garbin - Text: Gabel Eiben in conversation with Ross Cowan, Tale Dolven, Inga Hákonardóttir, Tarek Halaby, Luis Ramirez Muñoz, Mary Tuomanen, Clinton Stringer, Katie Vickers - Production: Tale Dolven & Gabel Eiben - Coproduction: IMIR Scenekunst - Support: Norwegian Cultural Council, workspacebrussels, Dramatikkenshus Oslo - Residencies: workspacebrussels, IMIR Scenekunst, Dramatikkenshus Oslo, Fieldworks