With the Diorama series of performances, choreographer Ingri Fiksdal 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.
- Norwegian premiere
- In collaboration with Dansens Hus
Ingri Fiksdal has gained an international reputation as a choreographer. Her work has been co-produced and presented by Black Box teater several times. The performance Night Tripper received the Natt & Dags Oslo Award and HOODS was awarded the Dance Critics Award from the Norwegian Critics’ Association. Cosmic Body was nominated for The Hedda Award for Best Scenography and Costume Design.