A small Ocean floor

Stellaris DansTeater

Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 November, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Galleriet Fileen, Arctic Cultural Centre

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Photo: Solveig Leinan-Hermo
For children: 1-3 years

During DanseFestival Barents Stellaris DansTeater creates ‘A small Ocean floor’. The installation performance relate to young children and their world of movements, sounds and colours. Stellaris DansTeater creates a room where the performers move between sets and props from the family performance ‘Ocean Antics’. Maybe the children themselves will explore the sounds and visuals of the little ocean landscape, thus allowing for child participation and blurring the line between fantasy and reality. Kindergartens are invited to this collaboration with Stellaris DansTeater where the goal is to create our own little ocean floor.

Choreographer Solveig Leinan-Hermo collaborates with composer Halvdan Nedrejord together with Ekaterina Nikitina, Gerd Kaisa Vorren and Tonje Aas Molnes. Sets and costumes from ‘Ocean Antics’ is by Hilde Skancke Pedersen.

Duration: ca. 20 min

About Stellaris DansTeater

Stellaris DansTeater is a professional dance company based in Hammerfest, Norway. Dance artist Solveig Leinan-Hermo is executive and artistic director of the company. The company works daily with production of performances and touring. Stellaris DansTeater / Solveig Leinan-Hermo collaborates yearly with different professional institutions both nationally and internationally. The company mainly tours the Barents Region/ northern areas. Through this work Stellaris DansTeater has created a large network. Stellaris DansTeater / Leinan-Hermo’s productions are funded by public cultural institutions, fees, ticket sales and by selling project concepts. The company is (compared to other free groups in the category) the oldest dance company in Norway, and most likely the northernmost of its kind. The company was founded in 1980 under the name Hammerfest Ballettverksted. The name was changed to Stellaris Dansteater in 1989 and to Stellaris DansTeater in 2003.