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Anatomi for nybegynnere, 16.–19. March 2017

Anatomi for nybegynnere,
16.–19. March 2017

Spilles: Thu 16. Mar 2017 Fri 17. Mar Sat 18. Mar Sun 19. Mar

Is it possible to imagine how the body works? Where is the boundary between fact and fantasy?

In the 1980s, Trond Viggo Torgersen’s The Body was a new and revolutionary children’s TV programme in Norway. He could tell children absolutely anything, and they would believe him. And that’s exactly what he does here, in Anatomy for beginners.

Although, in this case, he can’t say exactly what he likes, because he has a very defined script. The script is an exact transcript of interviews with children aged between 4 and 12, describing their philosophies about how the body works. Trond Viggo’s voice conveys these thoughts with his customary authority and professional gravitas. Through dance and words, children are inspired to develop a bright and imaginative attitude towards the body, while hopefully also reflecting critically on Truth with a capital T, even if it is being presented by a figure of authority.

The child is an expert, what does that mean? That everything which is thought and said about the body is real. That it is infinitely big, and extremely small. The dancers Marianne Kjærsund and Erik Rulin are humorous yet strong performers, who convey this limitless universe with their own personal style. 


Hege Haagenrud
Erik Rulin
Marianne Kjærsund
Trond Viggo Torgersen
Noah Dingsøyr Henriksen
Set design:
Carl Nilssen-Love
Rebekka Karijord
Gry Ulfeng
Sound design:
Erik Hedin
Lighting design:
Norunn Standal
Costume design:
Wai Kit Wan
Text consultant:
Mads Sjøgård Pettersen
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