“Sans og Samling“, Norwegian for “out of one’s mind“ or “going wild“, invites the youngest ones in the audience, together with their parents, siblings and friends, into a universe inspired by life’s first phase, in which nothing has yet settled into a final form and fantasy and reality flow and merge into one another. The surreal becomes logical, the absurd makes sense, up is down, and small items become gigantic. Clad in squeaky cuddly toy costumes, accompanied by a soundscape of music box melodies and nursery noises that become an enchanting musical composition, two dancers lead us into their friendly silken cave. “Sans og Samling” is a performance, an experiential space and an installation all in one: a collection of items, movements and impressions we gaze upon, but which we may also experience. Stimulated by the vibrant colours reminiscent of the 1970s as found on rubber duckies and cuddly toys, the artists abduct us and take us into a highly playful, absurd world of the senses.
Norwegian choreographer Ingri Fiksdal has long been collaborating intensively with composer Ing-vild Langgård and stage designer Signe Becker. “Sans og Samling”, commissioned by Dansens Hus Oslo, is their first baby-oriented production. She is also going to guest at tanzhaus nrw with her “Night Tripper” performance in May.
Duration: 40 min. with the opportunity to join in afterwards
Concept: Becker / Fiksdal / Langgård; Choreography: Ingri Fiksdal; Music: Ingvild Langgård; Stage, Costumes: Signe Becker; with: Trine Lise Moe, Hanne Frostad Håkonsen/Marianne Skjeldal; Sound: Tony Tran; Management: Eva Grainger, Pernille Mogensen; Distribution: Nicole Schuchardt. www.ingrifiksdal.com
A production by Dansens Hus Oslo and Ingri Fiksdal, funded by the Arts Council Norway and The Norwegian Artistic Research Program. The guest performance is supported by Takeoff: Junger Tanz, funded by the Kulturamt der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf and the Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes NRW.