The Lava Forest (2022)

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Mysterious beings are growing out of the floor. Their backs are crooked, they have long tentacles and large heads. They wiggle and crawl, spin and fall. Are they visiting from another planet?

The Lava Forest is a kinaesthetic performance where three dancers move in a large pile of colorful textiles. The audience is seated close by on four sides, surrounding the stage. The dancers take shape as various creatures and move both their own body as well as the textile scenography in ways that create associations to different landscapes and environments.
In The Lava Forest, the focus is to give the children a kinaesthetic and sensorial experience, which can stimulate them to explore movement and dance further. The performances’ thematic backdrop is the climate challenges of our time and how they affect the environments that we live in.
The Lava Forest is suitable for kids from 6 years and up.


Concept and choroegraphy: Ingri Fiksdal

Dance and choreography: Hawa Janlo, Mariama Fatou Kalley Slåttøy and Ole Marius Støle

Scenography and costume: Fredrik Floen

Music: Camilla Vatne Barratt-Due and Ådne Meisfjord

Light design and technique: Christian Paulsen

Outside Eye: Kjell Moberg

Photo: Simen Thornquist

Production and distribution: Nicole Schuchardt

Production and administration: Eva Grainger and Ida Frømyr Borgen

Produced by: Fiksdal Dans Stiftelse

Co-produced by: Kloden Teater

Supported by: Arts Council Norway and SPENN

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