Thora Dolven Balke, Ingvild Langgård and Ingri Fiksdal give us a surprising interpretation of I wanna be loved by you, the song made famous by Marilyn Monroe and the lyrics of which express a desire to be loved at any cost. In Reverse Striptease (2007), the song is performed as a back-to front rendition, craeting a negation of the original message. The intoning vocal conjures up the dancer´s movement in the shape of a striptease in reverse. The performance takes a critical stand on how women make themselves sexually attractive to men. A short performance, it is repeated several times throughout Saturday.
Thora Dolven Balke and Ingvild Langgård graduated from the Art Academy in Bergen in 2007. Ingri Midgard Fiksdal completed her MA in Choreography at the Oslo National Academy of teh Arts, Statens Balletthøyskole, in 2006.