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Fictions of the Flesh, 11. - 13. June 2021

Fictions of the Flesh,
11. - 13. June 2021

  • PriceGratis
  • StageExternal

Dates & times

  • 11. June - 17:00
  • 12. June - 10:00
  • 13. June - 10:00

In Fictions of the Flesh, the character Syncopator embodies both past and future. She slides, floats and falls though space, like a Fata Morgana or tardigrade, monarch butterfly or the night train to Palmyra. She gives birth to a couple of tails behind some benches and sheds her fur between trees. She glides on railings and grows in pavement cracks. Slowly, her fingers become so heavy that she can no longer carry them. They snap silently whilst pulling her backwards into Big Freeze.


In Fictions of the Flesh Fiksdal, Floen and Slåttøy look at different ideas of being contemporary, and how this can be conveyed through costume, dance and choreography. The creators draw from jazz dance as a physical archive, and mix this with movement inspired by the genre speculative fiction where future, expanded bodies roam.

"To enlarge contemporaneity means to amplify the field of reciprocity between the principle of equality and the principle of the recognition of difference."
(Boaventura de Sosa Santos, Epistemologies of the South)

Fictions of the Flesh is a site-specific performance taking place in three different outdoor locations in Oslo. The performance is ongoing: the audience can pass by at any time they would like.

Fictions of the Flesh is part of Heddadagene 2021 – hele Norges teaterfestival.
In cooperation with Black Box teater.


  • Developed by

    Ingri Fiksdal
    Fredrik Floen
    Mariama Fatou Kalley Slåttøy

  • Concept and choreography

    Ingri Fiksdal

  • Costume and visual design

    Fredrik Floen

  • Choreography and dance

    Mariama Fatou Kalley Slåttøy

  • Producers

    Nicole Schuchardt
    Eva Grainger

Productions: Fiksdal Dans Stiftelse
Co-producton: Black Box Teater Oslo, Dansens Hus, Bærum Kulturhus – Dans Sørøst Norge, BIT teatergarasjen
Supported by: Arts Council Norway
Thanks to CoFutures