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4 days in Oslo

December 19, 2003
Just back from 4 days in Oslo working with the theater ensemble Verdensteatret. We’re currently developing a new performance to be premiered at Black Box Oslo 3rd of March next year.

Rehearsals and development will go on more or less continously for three months December through February. Earlier this autumn we traveled to the west coast of Greenland to do research for the production and stayed for about 10 days in Illuliset in the Disco Bay area and then sailed southwards along the coast to Nuuk.

In September Verdensteatret did a workshop at BiT Teatergarasjen in Bergen as part of the Autunnale contemporary music festival. The workshop involved almost 40 artists and art students mainly members of Verdensteatret art students from the Academy of Fine Arts composition students from the Grieg Academy and artists connected to BEK. The workshop resulted in a two hours event. Two Tibetan monks creating a Mandala in the middle of the room became the point of gravity of the workshop and event. At the end of the event the Mandala was destroyed and the sand poured into the ocean.

Verdensteatret went on to perform Tsalal in Reykjarvik and Beograd and also did a workshop in Beograd. I did not take part on these two trips.

The different journeys and the workshops will become points of departures for the new production.