This fall we had an open call for a residency for performing artists within theatre for young audiences (TYA) from the Nordic-Baltic Region here in Oslo. We received an overwhelming amount of applications from so many talented artists in our region. We landed on these ten wonderful people, here you can read more about them and their thoughts on the topic we are exploring - Solitude.
ASSITEJ Norway’s Residency for Nordic-Baltic Performing Artists working with theatre for young audiences, taking place in Oslo between November 28– December , 2022.
The residency is organized by Assitej Norway and is open to any professional performing artist working with theatre or dance for young audiences (TYA), from any of the eight Nordic-Baltic countries.
Ten performing artists from the Nordic-Baltic region will participate in this weeklong residency, exploring the topic of Solitude. We wish to explore this topic on an individual, collective, and societal level. We also want to explore solitude in a personal and artistic sense. This residency aims to create a space for exploration and exchange of cultural expressions, methods of working for young audiences and for learning more about each other in our Nordic-Baltic region.
During the residency we will explore the topic through workshops, viewing performances and other events, talks and creative spaces.
The residency will be led by the Norwegian actor, director and screenwriter Arturo Tovar. Some of the companies he has worked with are NIE-theater, Det Norske Teatret (Rommen scene) and Sykehusklovnene (Norwegian hospital clowns) and experimental artists like Eirik Fauske, Maritea Dærlin and Ludvig Uhlbors. Arturo works interdisciplinary in theater with photo-film, music-installation, text and clown, with a background in physical- Lecoq theater, photo & filmschool and a Masters degree in theater from the National Academy of the arts in Oslo, Norway. His artistic practice is influenced by multicultural voices, documentary elements, clown and humor in a frame of experimental processes.
You will have the opportunity to meet the artists at the International Mingle at Dansens Hus Wednesday 30th November, and you are very welcome to attend the presentation of their work on Friday at 15.00 - 17.00 on December 2nd at Salt - Den Arktiske Hovedscenen
Read more about them here