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8. sep. –17. sep. 2017

Ultimafestivalen 2017

Henie Onstad Kunstsenter 08.09.2017 17:00

Henie Onstad Kunstsenter 09.09.2017 17:00

Henie Onstad Kunstsenter 10.09.2017 17:00

Henie Onstad Kunstsenter 12.09.2017 17:00

Henie Onstad Kunstsenter 13.09.2017 17:00

Henie Onstad Kunstsenter 14.09.2017 17:00

Henie Onstad Kunstsenter 15.09.2017 17:00

Henie Onstad Kunstsenter 16.09.2017 14:00

Henie Onstad Kunstsenter 17.09.2017 14:00

In cooperation with Ultimafestivalen og Henie Onstad kunstsenter

For the world-renowned Norwegian performance group Verdensteatret, the present is a memory in motion. Each of their powerful, immersive and unforgettable multimedia theatre works explores transitional states and journeys through challenging physical and emotional terrain.

Verdensteatret are currently working on a new production that will premiere as a live performance at Oslo’s Henie Onstad Art Centre during the Ultima Festival. In this brand new work Verdensteatret explore ideas about geological time and attention fatigue. As they put it: ‘There has never been so much past as there is right now.’

In November 2016, the Verdensteatret collective went on a research trip to the Mekong Delta in Vietnam, a location they first visited ten years ago. Their research, in a place they were already familiar with, was particularly focused on the nature of repetition, and they began questioning whether repetition is even possible.

In this new piece, Verdensteatret will create a series of elaborate audio-visual compositions – generated via an electronic feedback system – designed to absorb the audience into the performance space. Inspired by the immense span and slow unfolding of geological time, the material acts as a kind of sedimentation process, drawing attention to slow changes and the way physical objects can affect their surroundings over extremely long time spans.

As well as being an incredible experience, new Verdensteatret production is always considered an important event in the arts calendar. At Ultima 2014 they premiered the acclaimed Broen over Gjørme (Bridge Over Mud), about which Klassekampen’s critic wrote: ‘The group transforms its stage… into a dramatic body, pulsating between its visual and audiovisual elements, and all the fragments that float by have a certain dreamlike expression.’ In the same year they received the coveted honorary Hedda Award (Norway’s most important theatre prize).

This new work will undoubtedly provide one of the highlights of Ultima’s 2017 programme.

Venue: Henie Onstad Kunstsenter
Dates 8. – t.o.m. 17. sept, except 11/9
17:00h all days except 16. + 17. 14:00h.

In collaboration with Verdensteatret, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter and Black Box teater.

By and with: Asle Nilsen, Piotr Pajchel, Eirik Arthur Blekesaune, Torgrim Torve, Niklas Adam, Janne Kruse, Ali Djabbary, Martin Taxt, Elisabeth Carmen Gmeiner, HC Gilje. Thanks to Espen Sommer Eide, Sofia Jernberg. Co-production: Henie Onstad kunstsenter (Oslo), Ultimafestivalen (Oslo) og Black Box teater (Oslo). Support by: Norwegian Arts Council.