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Fictions of the Flesh, 11.–13. June

Fictions of the Flesh,
11.–13. June

Spilles: Fri 11. Jun Sat 12. Jun Sun 13. Jun

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
Nicole Schuchardt
Eva Grainger
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