STAGES Magnus Myhr
In the Distance, Troy
In In the distance, Troy Magnus Myhr uses his own experiences to investigate one of the world’s strongest taboos – the feminine male.
The production is inspired by classic Greek tragedy and explores the conflict between femininity and masculinity which, in the twenty-first century, still determines the way people see each other. Magnus Myhr shows how the fight unfolds within a single body. But it doesn’t stop there. The work on this piece was an investigation that brought Magnus Myhr beyond the gender perspective to something perhaps even more universal.
Magnus Myhr’s work with dance and theatre often originates in personal experience. Active since 2007, his themes include youth, gender and innate human vanity. He received the prestigious Trondheim Prize in 2014 for the best stage production of the year for his piece I sat on a rock and looked at the ocean.
Choreographer, performer, producer: Magnus Myhr
Music: Bendik Giske
Scenography/lightdesign/costume/photo: Chrisander Brun
Artistic catalyst/outside eye: Terje Tjøme Mossige
Dramaturge: Melanie Fieldseth, Black Box teater
Producer: Inger-Reidun Olsen
Technical manager: Magnus Boyd
Co-produced by: Teaterhuset Avant Garden, BIT Teatergarasjen, RAS – regional arena for samtidsdans, Black Box teater
Supported by: Arts Council Norway, The Norwegian Composers’ Fund, The Audio and Visual Fund, The City of Oslo, Fritt Ord Foundation, The Fund for Performing Artists, Sør-Trøndelag County Authority