• Black Box teater
  • Oslo Internasjonale Teaterfestival
  • 5–14 March 2020
  • Performances, installations, talks,
    seminars and festival club
  • Bára Sigfúsdóttir & Tinna Ottesen
  • FLÖKT – a flickering flow
  • Thursday 5,17.00
  • Friday 6,17.00, 19.00


Can we experience a dance performance in the same way we experience a waterfall? FLÖKT – a flickering flow is a partly visible, partly invisible dance between bodies, materials, sound, space and the atmosphere. It offers an exploration of our bodily connection with the world surrounding us and the conditions of the imminent in a constantly changing world. It suggests that nature is not something that solely exists outside of us, but also something we can sense and experience through our bodies. The audience is invited into a white silk dome; an environment which is in a constant state of transition. It allows us to feel the close proximity of things, bodies, the space, the sound, the lights and the massive presence of this environment which literally surrounds us. Together, we undertake a journey inside an interconnected poetic miniature of our world.

In FLÖKT, choreographer and dancer Bára Sigfúsdóttir joins forces with visual artist Tinna Ottesen. Her previous work THE LOVER (2015) dealt with the human/nature relationship. FLÖKT is in many ways a continuation on this path, inspired by an ongoing dialogue with Icelandic environmental philosopher Gudbjorg R. Johannesdottir.


“With THE LOVER, The Icelandic dancer Bára Sigfúsdóttir created an enchanting choreography that begins with a quivering arm – rarely seen anything more fascinating than these simple movements of human muscles. You will be all eyes watching this enchanting man-beast.” – De Morgen

“The magic of THE LOVER lies in the way in which Sigfúsdóttir constructs an allegory for an ancient process of creation, rather than an anecdotal history: it is not a birth, but life itself that emerges, in jerky stages.” – Theaterkrant

“Despite all the convincing biological explanations, the contemplation of origin and transience – even in a performative context – remains a ‘miracle’. A dangerous miracle, definitely, but the way Bára Sigfúsdóttir makes palpable this disaster is also of great beauty.” – Theaterkrant about THE LOVER

  • Concept: Bára Sigfúsdóttir, Tinna Ottesen
  • Choreography: Bára Sigfúsdóttir
  • Scenography: Tinna Ottesen
  • Dance: Bára Sigfúsdóttir, Meri Pajunpää, Aëla Labbé
  • Music created & performed by: Eivind Lønning
  • Lightning design: Jan Fedinger
  • Outside eye: Sara Vanderieck, Guðbjörg R. Jóhannesdóttir
  • Technician: Nele Verreycken
  • Internship: Judith Dhondt
  • Production management: Saskia Vervoort
  • International distribution: A Propic / Line Rousseau,  Marion Gauvent
  • Production: GRIP
  • Co-production: kunstencentrum nona (Mechelen), C-TAKT (Limburg), Workspacebrussels (Brussels), Rosendal Teater (Trondheim), Black Box teater (Oslo), BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen), Vlaams Cultuurhuis De Brakke Grond (Amsterdam),  DansBrabant (Tilburg)
  • With the support of: DansiT (Trondheim), Vooruit (Ghent), Dansens Hus (Stockholm), Bora Bora (Århus).
    Supported by: the Flemish Government, the Icelandic Ministry of Culture and Education, The Nordic Culture Fund, Nordic Culture Point, Arts Council Norway, the Creative Europe Programme

Duration: 50 minutes (approx.)

We kindly ask you to be punctual. No latecomers admitted.
Limited capacity. We encourage everyone to buy your tickets in advance.


FRI KUNST: We had a talk with Bára Sigfúsdóttir about her viewpoints on artistic freedom. Click to read!