Spectral (premiere 2020)

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“Spectral“ invites to a meditation on well-established dichotomies such as dead/living, human/ non-human and culture/nature through being-with a staged landscape and experiencing the gradual changes that take place there. The landscape forms a large total body, stretching from floor to ceiling; an ecosystem of skin, flesh, plastic bags, plants, mushrooms, hair, dough, seaweed, fabrics and more. Within this multiplicity of human and non-human bodies, a series of micromovements morph and alter the configura2on over a stretch of time.

With our new collaboration, we wish to continue the work from 2017 – the performance series “Diorama”. In “Diorama”, bodies and costumes merge to form new, extended bodies that both blend into the surrounding landscape as well as drawing attention to it. We wish to develop this idea in a new direction for stage spaces through working with movement and agency in both living and non-living bodies and materialities, ideally merged together in ways were these categories become indistinguishable.

“Spectral” will take shape as a performance where the audience can move around and within the work itself. We would like to think of them as a component of our ecosystem alongside the other spectral beings inhabiting it. “Spectral” can be staged in different types of spaces but requires a grid or some hanging points in the ceiling for the mounting of objects and lamps. The set and costumes will all be made from recycled or second-hand materials.

Credits:

Concept: Ingri Midgard Fiksdal and Fredrik Floen

Choreography: Ingri Midgard Fiksdal

Costume and set design: Fredrik Floen

Music: Camilla Vatne Barratt-Due

Light: Ingeborg Staxrud Olerud and Phillip Isaksen

Developed and performed by: Alma Bø, Mariana Suikkanen Gomez, Hanne Frostad Håkonsen, Mariama Slåttøy and Kristine Karåla Øren

Production and distribution: Nicole Schuchardt

Production and administration: Eva Grainger

Co-produced by: Dansens Hus (Oslo), Black Box Teater (Oslo), BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen) and apap-Performing Europe 2020 - a project co-founded by Creative Europe Programme of the European Union

Supported by: The Norwegian Art Council

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