festival dance:
Affective Choreographies by Ingri Fiksdal, 7th-11th of Nov. 2018, Black Box Theatre, Oslo
festival dance:
Affective Choreographies by Ingri Fiksdal, 7th-11th of Nov. 2018, Black Box Theatre, Oslo

Affective Choreographies by Ingri Midgard Fiksdal, 7th-11th of November 2018, Black Box Theatre, Oslo


Norwegian choreographer Ingri Midgard Fiksdal will complete her PhD Affective

Choreographies at The Oslo National Academy of the Arts this autumn. The conclusion

is presented and co-produced by Black Box Theater:


Performances Wed - Sun 7th-11th of November

7pm - Shadows of Tomorrow

8.30pm - Deep Field


Artist Talk Sat 10th of November, 6pm

With Ingri Fiksdal in conversation with Valborg Frøysnes


Seminar and book release: Thinking Alongside Sat 10th of November, 1pm

Speakers: Daniel Blanga Gubbay, Natasha Marie Llorens, Ana Vujanovic and Ingri


Moderator: Camilla Eeg-Tverbakk




Shadows of Tomorrow (2016)
”At a time when gatherings have become inherently politicised, when public spaces are under threat and when difference is being erased, teetering on the edge between crowd

and group, between commune and gathering, feels essential, especially through a poetics of the body.” – Exeunt Magazine


Shadows of Tomorrow is a reworking of the Fiksdal production BAND from 2013. In

this production she wants to re-create the immersive experience of a psychedelic

concert, but only through the movement of bodies and light; there is no music to be

heard. Originally a poem by the pioneer of Afrofuturism, Sun Ra, Shadows of

Tomorrow lends its title to a track on the Madvillain album Madvillainy by Madlib and

MF Doom, key figures within the genre of psychedelic hip-hop. Drawing on this

genre, with multiple beats that move through and between the bodies in space, the

light design acts as an intensifier of the experience and creates additional movement

and rhythm. A mesmerizing experience.


Concept & Choreography:  Ingri Fiksdal
Light design: Ingeborg Olerud, Phillip Isaksen

Performers (original cast):  Pernille Holden, Sigrid Hirsch Kopperdal, Rosalind Goldberg, Venke Sortland and Marianne Skjeldal

Costume design: Ingri Fiksdal, Elena Becker and Signe Vasshus

Producer: Nicole Schuchardt

Administrator: Eva Grainger

Funded by: The Norwegian Arts Council and The Norwegian Artistic Research Program Thanks to: Skolen for Samtidsdans.



Deep Field (Premiere)

Ingri Fiksdal ́s new piece Deep Field centers around running and its affective qualities, for both performers and the audience. Amongst runners, the much soughtafter “Runners’ high” denotes the affective state of euphoria where endorphins are released into the body, acting in a similar way to their medically engineered counterpart, morphine. They serve as a painkiller, and have through evolution helped human survival through providing extra stamina, for instance when hunting animals. Endorphins are produced in the pre-frontal and limbic regions of the brain, which also light up in response to emotions, like love.

In Deep Field Fiksdal investigates how to produce this love-like euphoria amongst the running performers, and to what degree it can be contagious for the audience. The work is based on ideas of kinesthetic transference; that one body can experience the movement of another empathically through watching, feeling and hearing its presence in space. The music is composed by Jenny Hval and Lasse Marhaug.


Concept & Choreography: Ingri Fiksdal
Music: Jenny Hval and Lasse Marhaug
Costume:  Signe Becker

Light design: Ingeborg Olerud
Performers:  Sudesh Adhana, Jon Filip Fahlstrøm, Rannei Grenne, Louis Schou-Hansen and Synne Sørum
Producer: Nicole Schuchardt

Administrator: Eva Grainger and Kristin Skiftun

Production: Ingri Fiksdal
Co-production: Black Box Teater, bit Teatergarasjen and Teaterhuset Avant Garden

Funded by: The Norwegian Arts Council, The Norwegian Artistic Research
Program Supported by: apap-Performing Europe 2020 - a project co-founded by Creative Europe Programme of the European Union


Artist Talk Fri 9th of November, 6pm

Ingri Fiksdal will in conversation with Valborg Frøysnes elaborate on perspectives from her five year PhD-research. Central topics are different theories of affect, useless art and opacity, and how these are entangled with what Fiksdal has called choreographic principles within her work.

Seminar and book release: Thinking Alongside Sat 10th of November, 1pm

The seminar Thinking Alongside is linked to the conclusion of Ingri Fiksdal's PhD Affective Choreographies. As part of the PhD work, Fiksdal has edited an anthology that includes texts by eight artists, curators and thinkers whose work in various ways are related to her own. These include Karmenlara Ely, Lauren Fournier, Daniel Blanga Gubbay, Satu Herrala, Natasha Marie Llorens, Chrysa Parkinson, Mårten Spångberg and Ana Vujanovic.


The idea behind the anthology is not for it to address Fiksdal's work directly, but instead take up corresponding themes from other entry points. In this way, the collection of texts can contribute to a more multi-faceted knowledge production than what Fiksdal's work would be capable of on its own.


The seminar springs out of three texts in the anthology: Ana Vujanovics Landscape

dramaturgy: Space after perspective, Natasha Marie Llorens Useless Binaries, and

Daniel Blanga Gubbays Speaking about the weather. Ingri Fiksdal will participate in

the panel. Moderator is Camilla Eeg-Tverbakk.



Please find the details here