If One Keeps Walking

A dance performance by Hagit Yakira, associate professor at the Faculty of performing arts.

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The latest work by Hagit Yakira dance is a site-responsive, experiential performance event that sees a cast of five professional dancers performing alongside a participatory cast of up to 50 people of all ages and abilities, drawn from the local community.

From the performing of "If one keeps walking" at the Stavanger art museum in 2019.
From the performing of "If one keeps walking" at the Stavanger Art museum in 2019. Photo: Hagit Yakira dance.

Førsteamanuensis Hagit Yakira

Hagit Yakira is Associate Professor at the University of Stavanger, where she teaches improvisation, contact improvisation, contemporary technique and choreography and creates new choreographic work with the students. Photo: Hagit Yakira dance.

If One Keeps Walking is supported by partner organisations from the UK Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (City University) and Sadler’s Wells, and Stavanger Arts Museum, University of Stavanger and Coda International Dance festival in Norway. Developed with generous support from Arts Council England, Arts Council Norway, Stavanger Kommune, Regional Arena for Samtidsdans Sandnes, Tou Scene Stavanger and FFUK, Centro Opus Ballet, Florence Italy


Creator and choreographer: Hagit Yakira (IS/UK/NO)
Performers: Verena Schneider (GR/UK), Rina Rosenqvist (NO), Amy Pender (NO), Victoria Jane Harley (NO), Live Skullerud (NO)
Composer: Sabio Janiak (PL/UK)
Live Vocal Composition: Portia Winters/Api Ascaso (UK)/(SP/UK)
Dramaturge: Lou Cope (UK)
Producer: Michelle H. Flagstad (NO)
Costume Designer: Frances Morris (NO)
Lighting Designer: Gene Giron (FR/UK)
Production Manager: Axel Sundbotten (NO)
Filmmakers: Kiraly Saint Claire (SL/UK), Dror Shohet (IS/UK) and Inbar Jeffery (IS/UK)
Photographer: Camilla Greenwell (UK), Joe Armitage (UK), Morten Berensten (NO), Inbar Jeffery (UK), Neil Nisbet (UK), Espen Gresvick Schei (NO).   If One Keeps Walking was a part of a lengthy research project “Choreographing the City”, directed by Dr. Ellie Cosgrave at the University of City of London.