SMACK” showcases the influence of pop culture on young women’s self-image and is the result of conversations about shared memories of youth. The work is a dialogue between the digital camcorder and the female body, exploring nostalgia and criticism, awkwardness and self-confident physicality. “SMACK” neither wants to be nor totally rejects the Barbie Girl. This dichotomy serves as the basis for the production.

“SMACK” is shown as part of Heimspiu. Heimspiu is a project of Tanzfest, BETA and Dampfzentrale Bern, which presents the work of dancers from Berne.


Choreografie, Tanz: Ingvild Marstein Olsen, Olivia Edginton & Vera Ilona Stierli. Musik: Barbie Girl (Søren Rasted, Claus Norreen, René Dif, Lene Nystrøm) / Barbie Girl (Remix by The Hit Crew) / Turn Back Time (Søren Rasted, Claus Norreen). Kostüm: Verena Leo. Fotos: Verena Leo.

SMACK has since 2016 been co-produced by Gaskssel Bern, supported by venues and residencies including Hamar Teater, Hamar Kulturhus, Dampfzentrale Bern, and funded by Stanley Thomas Johnson Fund, Swisslos / Kultur Kanton Bern, Burgergemeinde Bern, Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung SIS, Norwegian Embassy of Bern, Hamar Kommune & Hedmark Fylke.