Diorama

With the Diorama series of performances, choreo­grapher Ingri Fiksdal and I stages particular views of natural and urban landscapes in different cities and contexts. The word “diorama” often refers to a three-dimensional model of a landscape, such as displayed in museums of natural history. Another use is the French diorama theatre invented by Louis Daguerre in 1822, where the audience sat watching large landscape paintings transform through skilfully manipulated light, sound effects and live performance. In her Diorama performances, Fiksdal uses choreography as a lens, through which she alters or interferes with a particular landscape and its context. It is this choreographic staging that brings out the artificiality or the “dioramic” aspect, to what would otherwise be an ordinary urban or natural landscape. The soundtrack is composed by the Norwegian singer, Jenny Hval, in collaboration with the Norwegian sound artist, Lasse Marhaug.

  • Concept, choreography: Ingri Fiksdal

  • Music: Jenny Hval, Lasse Marhaug

  • Costumes: Fredrik Floen

  • Dancers: Harald Beharie, Rannei Grenne, Pernille Holden, Louis Schou-Hansen, Jeffrey Young & lokal performers. 

  • Producers: Nicole Schuchardt, Eva Grainger

  • Production: Ingri Fiksdal

  • Commissioner: Situations

  • Co-producers: Black Box Teater (Oslo), BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen), Dansens Hus (Oslo)

  • Supported by: The Norwegian Arts Council, Norwegian Artistic Research Program

  • Premiered at Shoalstone Pool as part of The Tale (Brixham) in September 2017