Bodystories (2023)

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A performance for babies and their caretakers in museum and gallery contexts.

Bodystories is a sensory art experience for the little ones originally performed inside the exhibition Monumental at MUNCH. Here, the babies get to meet two dancers who twist and turn, fall and crawl. Sometimes they dance soft and slowly, at other times they’re rushing around at full speed.

The performance is based on kinesthetic empathy and the idea that movement can be “contagious”: We can sense other peoples movement in our own body thanks to the mirror neurons in our brain. Mirror neurons play a central role when babies and children learn interaction and movement by copying their parents and other caretakers.

Suitable for: Adults with babies, recommended about 6 – 9 months.


Concept and choreography: Ingri Fiksdal

Co-creating performers: Jonathan Ibsen and Mariama Fatou Kalley Slåttøy

Production and distribution: Nicole Schuchardt

Production and administration: Kristin Skiftun and Eva Grainger

Photo: Ove Kvavik MUNCH (2,3,5,6) Ingri Fiksdal (1,4,7)

Produced by: Fiksdal Dans Stiftelse

Co-produced by: MUNCH

Supported by: Art Council Norway

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