Cosmic Body is Ingri Fiksdal’s new expanse of choreographed lights, illusions, sounds, moving bodies and objects. Noticeable inspired by the idea of perpetual motion and kinetic flow, Fiksdal has constructed Cosmic Body as something joyously hypnotic and mischievously spacious. The synergy and shifting relationships of elements and bodies creates an intensity that aims for an immersion of the spectators. The piece speaks to the activity of changing perspective and floating visions in attempt to capture an altered state of perception. The expansion of choreography in interplay with the environment, explores the boundaries between spectacle and participatory event.
With Cosmic Body Fiksdal collaborates again with performer Pernille Holden, musician Ingvild Langgård (Phaedra) and visual artist Signe Becker.
- About Ingri Fiksdal
Ingri Fiksdal works as a choreographer and is currently a Research Fellow at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Her projects explore choreography as a collective and affective event, and place equal emphasis on music/sound, light design, scenography, costume and dance/choreography.
Fiksdal’s artistic aim is to create events that produce potential for new experiences, thoughts and ideas to occur. This aim is founded in a belief in art as a motor for change, through taking the role as “utterly useless” in a society where most other things have a given and known purpose. When confronted with something that doesn’t perform as expected or resists classification we have to look for new approaches, and in these moments of liminality is potential for the unpredictable and unforeseen to occur.
Fiksdal’s recent productions HOODS (2014), BAND (2013), Night Tripper (2012) and The Orchard Ballads (2011) have toured in Europe and the US, and to a number of Norwegian venues and festivals. Several of her pieces are created with performer Pernille Holden, scenographer Signe Becker and composer Ingvild Langgård. Night Tripper won The Oslo Award for Best Performance in 2012 and HOODS won the Critics Award for Best Performance in 2014.
Concept, choreography: Ingri Fiksdal. Original music: Ingvild Langgård. Scenography & light design: Signe Becker & Tilo Hahn. Light technician: Jan Harald Ovrum. Performers: Anne-Mareike Hess, Pernille Holden, Martin Lervik & Imre Vass. Costume: Mia Melinder & Signe Becker. Outsider eye: Rosalind Goldberg & Venke Sortland. Producer: Nicole Schuchardt. General administrator: Eva Grainger. Co-produced by: Black Box Teater Oslo, BIT Teatergarasjen Bergen, Teaterhuset Avantgarden Trondheim, BUDA Kunstencentrum Kortrijk, MDT Stockholm and the apap network. Supported by: The Norwegian Arts Council and The Norwegian Artistic Research Program.
- Cosmic body
- Ingri Fiksdal
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