Politeness and Cooperation
POLITENESS AND COOPERATION
Norwegian Soloist Choir – conductor Martina Batic.
Movements by Kristin Rygh Helgbostad.
Has individual will triumphed over collective effort, has politeness become so unfashionable that it is now only used for personal gain? Henrik Hellstenius is fascinated by the concept of politeness in a society that has become more self-obsessed. In a grand new work involving choir and electronics, texts by Sartre, Emanuel Levinas and others, plus choreographic elements from Kristin Ryg Helgebostad, Politeness And Cooperation explores the ‘oil on the wheels of society’.