The Ship – vol.3, viewing at Black Box teater, Oslo, on March 4 2018
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The Ship – vol.3, viewing at Black Box teater, Oslo, on March 4 2018

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The Ship is a series of productions created in dialogue with selected sites over the course of several years. The Ship and the journey represent hope of survival, a new land and a new future. Working with technology, nature and cultural imprints, the production pivots on the theme of hubris.
Drifting with the current, De Utvalgte let themselves be marked by the places they visit. First stop was Maléraques in France, where they visited the gods with mythology researcher Enrique Pardo. Then, inspired by the alternative lifestyle of the gods, they ventured into the forest in Tysse in Fjaler, where they made the performance “Auka Røynd”.
In Greenland, the northern lights glimmered above the residential building Block 1 while De Utvalgte performed “Bærum – Nuuk”, a performance based on tourist brochures and myths about Greenland.

Stopover with the Ship – Vol. 3

After a brief stop in Oslo on March 4, The Ship heads to the dunes on the island of Terschelling in the Netherlands before returning to Oslo and Ultima Contemporary Music Festival in September 2018.


By and with: Kari Holtan, Boya Bøckman, Torbjørn Davidsen, Anne Holtan, Morten Kippe, Eirik Raude, Juliana Venter, Bjarne Larsen, Pelle Ask, Marius Kolbenstvedt, Kyuja Bae, Zett Davidsen, Stein Davidsen, Hans Wedvik, Eva Berit Bøe Moen, Kari Vik Knutsen, Gjøril Bjercke Sæther, Ida Holthe Lid, Marcus Torjussen and participants in the choir.

Co-produced by: Black Box teater (Oslo), BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen) and Oslo National Academy of the Arts (Oslo)
Supported by: Arts Council Norway.
With thanks to Enrique Pardo and Terje Norby, Oslo National Academy of the Arts and Black Box teater.