Push Pull Matters*
a performing art project with tools, body and structure
*a work-in-progress showing on 27th of August 2022 in Dans-en Fest! (Premiering in August 2023)

Push Pull Matters is a performing arts project that speaks about subtle expressions of cultural differences expressed through structures, bodies and tools. 


Departing from a close exploration of the body as a cultural hybrid, we move with the tensions of our diverse social structures and explore the richness of difference by looking, playing, thinking and moving together with scenic construction that connects cultures. Guided by the movement and heritage of tools from Japan and the West, Push Pull Matters aims to explore notions of equity hidden in the subtle expressions of cultural difference. The project is conceived by Japanese dancer and artist Yohei Hamada and will be developed in collaboration with Norwegian dancer Katarina Skår Lisa and Finish dancer Riina Kalmi in Norway, Sweden and Japan.

Co-produced by BIT Teatergarasjen and Carte Blanche

Co-operated by Bergen Dansesenter and Norges Fiskerimuseum
Supported by Norsk kulturfond, Fond for lyd og bilde, Nordisk Kulturfond, Vestland fylkeskommune, Bergen Kommune, FFUK, Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture

and Arts Promotion Centre Finland

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