• Black Box teater
  • Oslo Internasjonale Teaterfestival
  • 5–14 March 2020
  • Performances, installations, talks,
    seminars and festival club
  • Maritea Dæhlin
  • Thursday 5,19.00
  • Friday 6,19.00

I WANT TO BE TRADITIONAL is a solo work attempting to push the boundaries of the understanding of the self as a layered and fluid being, continuously moving in all directions. 

“Roots are trying to dig into my skin, duele, det gjør vondt, even if I know they are only trying to get some nourishment, then they carry on floating away into a sea of sand eller av sukker o de sangre or of herbs without needing to grasp into one single spot. Som vanlig someone then comes and asks me where I am from y preguntan de dónde soy, where my mother is from, hvor faren min kommer fra, de dónde vienen mis hijos, where my phone is from, hvor katten min kommer fra.” 

Artist Maritea Dæhlin (1986) alternates between living and working in Norway and Mexico. She is interested in human behaviours, emotions, rituals and encounters. Her work spans between devised theater, video performance, performance art and poetry. Her art comes off as playful, minimal, non-linear and sometimes absurd. In 2018, excerpts of her work have been presented in the frame of Pluss Pluss, Black Box teater’s art concept mixing new and established artists selected by guest curators.

  • Concept, texts, director & performer: Maritea Dæhlin
  • Dramaturge: Pia Maria Roll
  • Costumes, props & production manager: Ursula Lascurain
  • Video & photo: Isaac Díaz Valderrama
  • Photo: Cecilia Monroy Cuevas
  • Lighting design: Kurt Hermansen
  • Practical assistant: Soh Tokunaga
  • Sound: Felipe Cussen
  • Technician: Agnieszka Maria Nowacka
  • Project development & visual advisor: Hanne Grieg Hermansen
  • Outside eye: Gabriela Ottogalli
  • Project development: Deise Nunes
  • Co-production: Black Box teater (Oslo), Grenland Friteater (Porsgrunn)
  • Supported by: Arts Council Norway, Fond for lyd og bilde, Dramatikkens hus, Norsk Skuespillersenter

Duration: 60 minutes.

In various languages (Norwegian, Spanish, English).

  • 6 March after the performance / Black Box teater, Lille scene:
    Aftertalk with Maritea Dæhlin.
  • 5-14 March / Black Box teater, Foyer:
    Video installation.


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