Presented in Partnership with the Fusebox Festival (Austin, TX).
In Diorama, Oslo-based 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 of the word is for the French diorama theatre invented by Louis Daguerre in 1822, for which the audience watched large landscape paintings transform through skillfully manipulated light, sound effects, and live performers.
In Diorama, Fiksdal uses choreography as a lens, through which she alters or interferes with a particular view and its context. The performances reflect on the passing of time, on the slow change in landscape, and scenography as an ecological practice of bodies both human and non-human.
Performances will take place at an outdoor location in Long Island City, Queens.
Concept, choreography: Ingri Fiksdal. Music: Jenny Hval and Lasse Marhaug. Costumes: Fredrik Floen. Performed by a local and international cast.