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Oslo Internasjonale Teaterfestival

Live arts, performances, talks, seminars, workshops, festival club

5. mars –14. mars 2020

Oslo Internasjonale Teaterfestival has been the pulsing heart of Black Box teater’s spring season since 2013. Daring and surprising, it has become an annual rendez-vous for performing arts in Oslo in March.

Artists of different generations from around the world, both familiar names and newcomers, will gather for ten concentrated, vibrating days of live art experiences, including several Norwegian premieres. By crossing artistic practices, these artists open up a stimulating dialogue between performing arts, music and visual arts, challenging what the art experience can be. The festival is unfolding throughout the city in various cultural venues and public spaces. 

For this edition, the program will circulate around interconnectedness: looking for the many stories and layers that define us as human beings, how do we relate to our lineage, our legacy, our roots and history; and to the others.

5-6 March / Maritea Dæhlin: I WANT TO BE TRADITIONAL
5-6 March / Bára Sigfúsdóttir & Tinna Ottesen: FLÖKT – a flickering flow
6-7 March / El Conde de Torrefiel: La Plaza
7-8 March / Volmir Cordeiro: Street *
The Norwegian Opra: Ø (The complete episodes 1-17) (in collaboration with Vega Scene)
The Followers of Ø: «To arms! To arms!» – an affirmative Oratory by The Norwegian Opra **
7-8 March / Duduzile Mathonsi: Bitch where the Fuck is my Manifesto?!
8-9 March / Iggy Lond Malmborg: Things in My Mouth
8 & 14 March / Becker / Langgård: SKELETON WOMAN (in collaboration with Kunstnernes Hus)
10-11 March / Dana Michel: CUTLASS SPRING
10-12 March / Wichaya Artamat / For What Theatre: This Song Father Used to Sing (Three Days in May)
11 March / Otto Ramstad & Katarina Skår Lisa, Ramona Salo, Johan Sara jr.: Heritage and Landscape (in collaboration with Riksscenen)
12-14 March / Mia Habib Productions: How to die – Inopiné (in collaboration with Dansens Hus)
12 March / Verk Produksjoner: The Big Dream
13-14 March / Kristina Norman: Lighter Than Woman
13-14 March / Alice Ripoll / Cia Suave: CRIA

* Site specific
** At Kulturkirken Jakob

More performances, talks, seminars and workshops to be announced. Visit for news and updates.