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ABOUT/ TEAM

71BODIES is a transgender inclusive professional dance and performance company based in Bergen, Norway. The company was founded by Daniel Mariblanca at the beginning of his gender transition out of an urgency to both understand and document the complexities that lie within the transgender identity. 

In 2018, the company premiered the multidisciplinary production 71BODIES 1DANCE, which was inspired by seventy one transgender people and their stories. It has since received local, national and international support and visibility. The performance is still on tour.

 

In 2020, the three-part production In First Person premiered online and in various venues around Bergen, Norway. This work was created and fully produced during the early phase of the pandemic and successfully made it to premiere during Oktoberdans, in the same year. The theater performance, In First Person: The Dance has since gone on to premiere in Dansens Hus Oslo in August 2021 as the season opener after being closed for over a year and half due to strict restrictions.  The six performances received rave reviews and continues to be talked about as a "must see and experience" production.

At the end of 2021, NORMAL will premiere during the BIT Teatergarasjen programming. NORMAL is a tender production touching on the sensibilities surrounding disabilities, sexuality and gender while emphasizing the beauty within those intersections. This production is in collaboration with dancers; Maria Terese Engdahl-Hoegaasen and Jean-Baptiste Baele along with invited protagonists: Iva Srot, Christer Andre Gudmundsdottir, Elisabeth Vatle Helgesen and Miguel Angel Puy Carrion.

71BODIES emphasizes diverse narratives by including essential perspectives communicated through film, photography and documentary style videography incorporated in its dance and performance productions. The uniqueness of the methodology involved with each production enhances the probability of the next, continuously evolving and leading into new productions in a sustainable way. 

TEAM FOR NORMAL

Daniel Mariblanca

Camilla Svingen

Thomas Bruvik

Sjur Pollen

Ursula Kaufmann

Florian Doerrhoefer

Kjersti Alm Eriksen

Davone Sirmans

Artistic Leader/ Choreographic Vision

Financial Producer

Light Designer

Camera Operator

Filmmaker

Music Composer

Silk Scenography

Company & Tour Manager

TEAM FOR IN FIRST PERSON

Daniel Mariblanca

Camilla Svingen

Ursula Kaufmann 

Danja Burchard

Miranda Mac Letten

Kjersti Alm Eriksen

Florian Doerrhoefer

Thomas Bruvik

Runar Gåsterud

Lotte Flesland

Davone Sirmans

Artistic Leader/ Choreographer

Financial Producer

Filmmaker/Videographer 

Dramaturg

Dramaturg

Scenographer

Composer/ Sound Designer

Light Designer

Sound Technician

Light Technician

Company Manager

A special thanks to our production volunteers:

Nayara Leite

Kaeto Sweeney

Paulina Cid

Sam T.

Celia Velo Camacho

Camera operator, The House [digital]

Camera operator, The House [digital]

Photographer, The Dance

Production, The Dance

Production, The Dance

TEAM FOR 71BODIES 1DANCE

Daniel Mariblanca

Camilla Svingen

Ursula Kaufmann

Mar C. Llop

Amanda Billberg

Gunnar Innvær

Miriam Casal

Jon Eirik Sira

Artistic Leader/ Choreographer

Producer/ Tour Manager

Videographer

Photographer

Artistic Assistant/ Dramaturg

Composer/ Sound Designer

Composer

Light Designer/ Technician