Diorama for ÆgissíðaAn outdoor performance that fuses with the natural elements and meditates on slow change.
Friday December 14th
13:30 – 14:30
Saturday December 15th
14:00 – 15:00
With the Diorama site-specific performance series, choreographer Ingri Fiksdal stages different landscapes with wide, open panoramas. The minimal performance almost blends in with the view that the audience is watching. At the same time, the piece gently alters our perception of what we see, and such proposes a collective meditation on slow change. Costumes are by Fredrik Floen, and the soundscape is composed by Jenny Hval and Lasse Marhaug.
The word diorama often refers to three-dimensional models of landscapes, e.g. in museums of natural history. Another use is within French Diorama theatre of the 1800s, where the audience could watch enormous landscape paintings transform in front of their eyes, through manipulation of light and sound.
Diorama premiered in England in 2017, and has toured in Norway and to Italy. Upcoming tour dates include more of Norway, the US, Iran and Finland.
Ingri Fiksdal works as a choreographer based in Oslo. She is currently finishing a PhD in artistic research at Oslo National Academy of the Arts with the project Affective Choreographies. A recurring interest is how choreography can produce affect and altered states in the audience. Recent pieces include Diorama (2017), STATE (2016), Shadows of Tomorrow (2016) and Cosmic Body (2015). Ingri Fiksdal’s work has toured extensively in Norway and Europe, as well as to the US and China. Deep Field (2018), which premiered at Black Box Theatre on the 7th of November, marked the end of Ingri’s PhD.
Concept and choreography: Ingri Fiksdal
Music: Jenny Hval and Lasse Marhaug
Costumes: Fredrik Floen
Dancers: Rosalind Goldberg, Pernille Holden, Sigrid Hirsch Kopperdal, Julie Moviken and Eivind Seljeseth (Original cast: Harald Beharie, Rannei Grenne, Louis Schou-Hansen, Pernille Holden and Jeffrey Young)
Outside eye: Venke Sortland
Producers: Nicole Schuchardt and Eva Grainger
A production by Ingri Fiksdal
Originating commisioner: Situations
Co-produced by: Black Box Teater Oslo, BIT Teatergarasjen Bergen, Dansens Hus Oslo and ”apap-Performing Europe 2020 – co-funded by Creative Europe Programme of the European Union”
Supported by: The Norwegian Arts Council and the Norwegian Artistic Research Program
Photo credits: Simen Thornquist and Istvan Virag