Floating is a performance aimed at our youngest audience, where they meet familiar sounds, shapes and movements from their own field of experience. Using colourful toy instruments, funny faces, strange sounds and emotionally charged movements, the artists let their audience float through and between different states of mind where anything can catch their attention and become subjected to scrutiny. For the adult audience, the performance might be experienced as a poetic and musical universe, giving space to non-verbal communication that takes place on the childrens’ own terms.
Siri Jøntvedt and Gyrid Nordal Kaldestad are both Norwegian, and experienced in performing to audiences close to the floor. They have previously collaborated on Ooujeeih!, another performance created for the toddlers. It was choreographed by Un-Magritt Nordseth. and toured all over Norway with the Norwegian touring theatre, Riksteatret, in 2006/2007. They also performed in Germany and Sweden.
Concept and performers: Siri Jøntvedt and Gyrid Nordal Kaldestad
Artistic consultant: Snelle Hall
Scenography/costume: Olav Myrtvedt
Producer: Pernille Nonås Mogensen
Photo: Marit-Anna Evanger
Production: Stiftelsen Siri&Snelle Produksjoner in collaboration with Gyrid Nordal Kaldestad