When Norwegian choreographer Ina Christel Johannessen was challenged to create a dance from Henrik Ibsen's The Wild Duck in Hong Kong, she used the perspective of the child Hedvig. Together with the dancers of Hong Kong's leading contemporary dance company, City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC), in Hedvig from The Wild Duck she created an Ibsen-like twist for the 21st century – challenging the boundaries between truth, fiction and illusion, expressed powerfully through dance.
Hedvig from the Wild Duck is presented by Ibsen International and the Norwegian National Ballet.
As the winner of Norwegian Critic’s Prize and Norwegian Dance Festival Oktoberdans Prize, Johannessen is the Artistic Director of leading Norwegian dance company Zero Visibility Corp. “HEDVIG from The Wild Duck” is her first creation in Asia, and was commissioned by CCDC in collaboration with Ibsen International as part of Ibsen in China 2013.
Ibsen International’s Ibsen in China programme is in presented in cooperation with the Norwegian Embassy in Beijing and the Consulate General in Shanghai and Guangzhou.
Commissioned by Ibsen International and produced by CCDC as part of the Ibsen in China programme