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The Nordic Escape

THE NORDIC ESCAPE
TONE KITTELSEN OG MAJA WILHITE-HANNISDAL (NO)

The Nordic Escape is a dance film made in collaboration between dancer Tone Martine Kittelsen, videographer and director Maja Wilhite-Hannisdal, and composer Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir. The film revolves around the theme of our times restlessness.

The film works with the medium of contemporary dance, minimal dialog, and a vast, open soundscape. The dancer’s movements convey a struggle between the need to escape and the need for calm. There is a constant restlessness in contrast to the calm of the majestic nature, giving a tension to an otherwise slow pace cinematography.

Concept and idea: Maja Wilhite-Hannisdal and Tone Martine Kittelsen
Dancer: Tone Martine Kittelsen
Film and edit: Maja Wilhite-Hannisdal
Music: Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir
Funded by: Fond for lyd og bilde and
Norsk- Islandsk samarbeid Kulturrådet
Thanks to: Nordic House Iceland

  • Maja Wilhite-Hannisdal
    Director
  • Maja Wilhite-Hannisdal
    Producer
  • Tone Martine Kittelsen
    Producer
  • Tone Martine Kittelsen
    Key Cast
  • Kristin Thora Haraldsdottir
    Original music composer
  • Project Type:
    Experimental
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 2 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 1, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    Norway
  • Country of Filming:
    Iceland
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Ravnedans Dance Festival
    Kristiansand
    Norway
    July 11, 2017
    Norwegian
  • SAND Festivalbar
    Kristansand
    Norway
    September 15, 2017
  • Dansens Dager
    Stavanger
    Norway
    April 29, 2018
  • AltFF
  • MATA Festival
    New York
    United States
Director Biography - Maja Wilhite-Hannisdal

Maja Wilhite-Hannisdal is a performance artist and film maker based in Oslo, Norway.

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