Ingri Fiksdal (Norway)

The Lava Forest

Wed 20.3. at 10 and 12 am Vuotalo, Helsinki (for kindergarten and school groups)
Thu 21.3. at 7 pm Malmitalo, Helsinki
Fri 22.3. at 10 am Malmitalo, Helsinki (for kindergarten and school groups)

Age recommendation: 6+
Duration: approx. 40 min.

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 guest performance is supported by Performing Arts Hub Norway and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Concept and choregraphy: 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
Photos: Simen Thornquist
Outside Eye: Kjell Moberg
Production and distribution: Nicole Schuchardt
Production and administration: Eva Grainger and Ida Frømyr Borgen
Produced by: Fiksdal Dans Stiftelse

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