Up in the mountains

Høyt oppe i fjellet

 

A performance for children 0-3 years.

Credits:

Concept, producion and direction: Hanne Dieserud og Christina Lindgren

Composer and musical direction: Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje

Set design: Christina Lindgren

Makeup and perucke: Marie Therese Cappello

Performer: Hanne Dieserud

 

 

Premiere 7.May 2011 in Hamar, Norway.

Dieserud/Lindgren in co-production with Teater Innlandet, Chief executive Janne Langaas.

Producer Teater Innlandet Ida Marie Vik/ Unni Moløkken.

Supported by: Arts Council Norway, Musikfondene  and Fund for performing artist.

Consultance tent. Magne Magler Wiggen, mmw architecs of norway. www.mmw.no

Thanks to Sigrid Roholdt Tveiten, Thale K Olsen og Birgitte Erikson. Blacksmiths Torbjørn Malm og Sjur Axel Pehrson.

Tent produced by Gunnar Hippe, Moelven. Project leader Arne Gjerdingen.

 

 

 

Rewiew: By Tanja E. Caldecourt  OPPLAND ARBEIDERBLAD Tuesday 18 June, 2013

Magic for the little ones

“Kids nowadays” are not known for being easy to please, but Teater Innlandet’s children’s performance captivated its audience.

 

Høyt oppe i fjellet is a co-production between Teater Innlandet, and Hanne Dieserud and Christina Lindgren in collaboration with the composer Maja Ratkje. The company has previously toured for Riksteatret with the baby opera Korall, korall, which played for full houses across the country. Now, as then, the target group is children ages 0 – 3.

 

Secret language

The café stage at Gjøvik Kulturhus was Saturday morning transformed into a campground, and in a teepee in the middle of the floor sat an enigmatic female figure. Maybe she was an oriental queen, or a mystical puppet. Maybe she was a visiting storyteller from a land that no one really knows the whereabouts of, yet where everyone has been.

She sat in a magnificent dress with bells on her toes, chimes on the wall, Tibetan bells on her chest and a bird in the air. The bird was probably a good friend. With sounds, mimicry and movements, she communicated with the small children.

They sat, with eyes shining like lighted candles and everyone seemed to understand the strange language she spoke.

 

Equals

Adults and children are seen, to large degree, as equals when Dieserud/Lindgren make art, because there is nothing to be explained or understood. The young and old sit together on the floor, in a circle around the “stage”, invited into an intimate sphere where the world outside is put on hold for a moment. All senses are activated in a balanced way, in a comfortable tempo. The children have time to experience the impressions and follow the movements.

 

Training attention

Most people who are around children daily know that it can be an art to capture their attention and hold it. Especially when several children and adults are gathered in a small space. One minute is long. Here, everyone sat as still as mice for a whole twenty minutes. That cannot be called anything else but success. Thanks to actress Dieserud’s ability to be focused and present, and concentrated on one thing at a time, the children were able to enter the abstract and unknown space that was made. The adults as well.

Babies are perhaps a new target group for the performing arts, but they have  definitely become a target group in other areas as well. The exciting step from being an audience member, to being invited to go on stage to create sounds yourself, and play with the set and props after the performance, is more than TV can offer.

 

 

View video on: http://www.teaterinnlandet.no/forestillinger/hoyt-oppe-i-fjellet.html

View pictures on: http://www.flickr.com/photos/49214610@N02/sets/72157626503516777/

View video and review on: http://www.ostlendingen.no/hamar-dagblad/babyteater-test-bestatt-1.6214499

Review  (in norwegian language): http://www.ostlendingen.no/hamar-dagblad/lager-teater-for-babyer-1.6128921

Review (in norwegian language): http://www.itromso.no/nyheter/bt_web_itromso/article578402.ece

Review by a Kindergarten (in norwegian language): http://www.minbarnehage.no/minbarnehage/unneland/pilot.nsf/VReadArt/08D4DAF4E8F26ED3C12579B200822E9A?OpenDocument&u=Bilder

 

The performance has been shown for 150 times on 35 different venues in Norway and Sweden.

PREVIOUS PERFORMANCES:

October 18 th 2013: Cinnober Teater/ Geiger Contemporary Music Festival

October 17 th 2013: Cinnober Teater/ Geiger Contemporary Music Festival

October 16 th 2013: Cinnober Teater/ Geiger Contemporary Music Festival

October 15 th 2013: Cinnober Teater/ Geiger Contemporary Music Festival

October 14 th 2013: Cinnober Teater/ Geiger Contemporary Music Festival

For tickets and more information: http://www.cinnoberteater.com

 

October 28 th 2013   Kulturhaust i Ryfylke  KULTURHUSET SULDAL

October 27 th 2013   Kulturhaust i Ryfylke  KULTURSTOVA PÅ SENTRALSKULEN

October 26 th 2013   Kulturhaust i Ryfylke  ÅRDAL SKULE

October 24 th 2013   Kulturhaust Ryfylke TORGHUSET, JØRPELAND

October 23 th 2013   Kulturhaust i Ryfylke RENNESØY KULTURHUS

October 22 th 2013   Kulturhaust i Ryfylke FOLKETS HUS SAUDA

For tickets and more information: http://www.kulturhaustiryfylke.no/index.cfm

 

09/ 07   2013  Det Norske Teater

09/ 06   2013  Det Norske Teater

09/ 04   2013  Det Norske Teater

09/ 03   2013  Det Norske Teater

09/ 02   2013  Det Norske Teater

08/ 30   2013  Det Norske Teater

08/ 29   2013  Det Norske Teater

08/ 28   2013  Det Norske Teater

08/ 27   2013  Det Norske Teater

08/ 26   2013  Det Norske Teater

08/24   2013  Det Norske Teater

08/23   2013  Det Norske Teater

08/ 22   2013  Det Norske Teater

08/ 21   2013  Det Norske Teater

08/ 20   2013  Det Norske Teater

For tickets and more information, please visit: http://www.detnorsketeatret.no/index.php?option=com_play&view=play&playid=399

 

05/04   2013 Bærum Kulturhus

06/04   2013   Bærum Kulturhus

For more information and tickets, please visit http://www.baerumkulturhus.no/event/?event=21326

 

June 2013: Teater Innlandet.

For more information and tickets, please visit http://www.teaterinnlandet.no/forestillinger/2013-hoyt-oppe-i.html

 

13/09   2012     Hålogaland Teater

12/09   2012     Hålogaland Teater

11/09   2012     Hålogaland Teater

10/09   2012     Hålogaland Teater

For more information and tickets please view:

http://www.ht.tr.no/index.php/theatre/showview?iShowID=326

 

 

16/ 06  2012     Teater Innlandet  Trysil, Kulturhuset i Hagelund

15/ 06  2012     Teater Innlandet  Våler Kommunelokalet

14/ 06  2012     Teater Innlandet   Åmodt Kulturhus

13/ 06  2012     Teater Innlandet   Sør-Odal

12/ 06  2012     Teater Innlandet   Ringsaker

11/ 06  2012     Teater Innlandet  Stange, Tingvold

09/ 06  2012     Teater Innlandet  Granvangen

08/ 06/ 2012   Teater Innlandet  Østre Toten Mjølkefabrikken

07/ 06  2012    Teater Innlandet  Ringebu

06/ 06  2012    Teater Innlandet  Lesja Kulturhus

05/ 06 2012     Teater Innlandet  Lom Steinfjoset

04/ 06  2012    Teater Innlandet   Gausdal Kulturhus

 

For more information and ticket reservation, please visit:

http://www.teaterinnlandet.no/forestillinger/2012-hoyt-oppe.html

 

03.03.2012   Den Nationale Scene, Bergen

02.03.2012   Den Nationale Scene, Bergen

01.03.2012   Den Nationale Scene, Bergen

29.02.2012   Den Nationale Scene, Bergen

28.02.2012   Den Nationale Scene, Bergen

27.02.2012   Den Nationale Scene, Bergen

25.02.2012   Den Nationale Scene, Bergen

24.02.2012   Den Nationale Scene, Bergen

23.02.2012   Den Nationale Scene, Bergen

22.02.2012   Den Nationale Scene, Bergen

21.02.2012   Den Nationale Scene, Bergen

20.02.2012   Den Nationale Scene, Bergen

18.02.2012   Den Nationale Scene, Bergen

17.02.2012   Den Nationale Scene, Bergen

16.02.2012   Den Nationale Scene, Bergen

15.02.2012   Den Nationale Scene, Bergen

14.02.2012   Den Nationale Scene, Bergen

13.02.2012   Den Nationale Scene, Bergen

For for information and tickets, please visit Den Nationale Scene (The National Venue of Theatre, Bergen, Norway):  http://www.dns.no/prog.asp?id=224

 

13. September 2011   Nationaltheatret Oslo and ULTIMA Contemporary Music Festival

12. September 2011  Nationaltheatret Oslo and ULTIMA Contemporary Music Festival

http://www.nationaltheatret.no/filestore/Program2011-20122.pdf

 

20. June 2011 Valdres Folkemuseum, Sol av Isfolket

19. June 2011 Valdres Folkemuseum, Sol av Isfolket

6. June 2011 Teater Innlandet, Kulturhuset Banken, Lillehammar

4. June 2011 Teater Innlandet, Kulturhuset Banken, Lillehammar

3. June 2011 Teater Innlandet, Kulturhuset Banken, Lillehammar

1. June 2011 Teater Innlandet, Otta Samfunnshus

31. May 2011 Teater Innlandet, Otta Samfunnshus

28. May 2011 Teater Innlandet, Gjøvik Kino og Scene

28. May 2011 Teater Innlandet, Gjøvik Kino og Scene

26. May 2011 Teater Innlandet, Gjøvik Kino og Scene

25. May 2011: Teater Innlandet, Tynset Kulturhus

24. May 2011: Teater Innlandet, Tynset Kulturhus

21. May 2011: Teater Innlandet, Kongsvinger

20. May 2011: Teater Innlandet, Kongsvinger

19. May 2011: Teater Innlandet, Kongsvinger

14. May 2011: Teater Innlandet, Elverum, Rådhusfoajéen

13. May 2011: Teater Innlandet, Elverum, Rådhusfoajéen

12. May 2011: Teater Innlandet, Elverum, Rådhusfoajéen

11. May 2011: Teater Innlandet, Hamar, Disen

10. May 2011: Teater Innlandet, Hamar, Disen

7. May 2011: Teater Innlandet, Hamar, Disen