A study on the language games of Wittgenstein

The philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein wrote some of his most influencial works in Skjolden in Sogn, not far from where Anna and Berit grew up. In their new piece, Anna an Berit draw lines between his late philosophy and dance, working with language games and rules, blurred edges, truth and falseness. Language may not be something fullfilled, ready for us to use in a certain way, it rather includes a sense of practicality; dealing with language is an activity which is part of a lifestyle.

One can say that the concept of a game is a concept with blurred edges. -"But is a blurred concept a concept at all?" - Is a photograph that is not sharp a picture of a person at all? Is it even always an advantage to replace a picture that is not sharp by one that is? Isn´t one that isn´t sharp often just what we need? 

Ludwig Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations

The piece will premiere Autumn 2020 and it is invited to be shown as a work-in-progress at Dansefestival Barents in November 2019 (www.dansefestivalbarents.no)

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Choreography and Dance: Anna Einemo Frøysland and Berit Einemo Frøysland

Music: Jostein Avdem Fretland

Outside eye: Janne-Camilla Lyster

Fundet by Arts Council Norway (Forprosjekt and Fri Scenekunst dans)


about anna&berit

Anna and Berit Einemo Frøysland are identical twins and have been creating dance performances and films together since 2013. They have also been commissioned to choreograph for festivals, magazines and artists.


2020: “Ein studie i Wittgensteins språkspel”

2019: Shooting Stars at RED International Film Festival

2017: “Septum Cordis” Residency Eina Danz

2016: “Inconsistency" 10times6, Berlin

2016: “Bislet bad” Oslo

I2015: “Ingen utan” Lærdal

2014: “Spindelvev” (“Cobweb”) Short film. Watch here

2013: “Mnemosyne” Short film. Watch here

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