New Religion, 03. - 05. February 2023

New Religion,
03. - 05. February 2023

Free will, or artificial intelligence? Do people control technology, or does technology control us?

  • Duration40 min
  • Price290
  • StageMain stage

Dates & times

New Religion is a science fiction dance production in which artificial intelligence achieves a god-like authority over humans. Five dancers move around in a five-metre high labyrinth which continuously changes shape and dictates how much room their bodies have to move in. This is a chilling, dystopian production which pits the organic and the artificial against each other, where the dividing line between reality and fiction becomes unclear.

The labyrinth - or the stage design - is the Nevel installation by the Tromsø-based Belgian artist Lawrence Malstaf. After the production, the audience is invited to explore the installation on the stage themselves.

Background material


  • Concept and choreography

    Mathilde Caeyers

  • Scenography/Installation Nevel

    Lawrence Malstaf

  • Co-creating dancers

    Eirik Dreyer Sellevoll
    Marit Landfald Meløe
    Stian Bergdølmo
    Synne Maria Lundesgaard
    Karianne Andreassen

  • Costumes

    Line Maher

  • light and video design

    Torbjørn Sandnes

  • Music

    Alexander Aarøen Pedersen

  • Programming

    Einar Ottestad

  • Photo

    Marthe Thu

Supported by: Arts Festival of North Norway, Arts Council Norway, Fritt ord, Innovasjon Norge, Fond for utøvende kunstnere, Rådstua teaterhus, Fond for lyd og bilde.