THE SECRETIVE GARDEN
Sandvika Teater, 2011
Original performance 3 September at Sandvika Teater.
«The Secretive Garden» is a magical dance performance created for children from age five, and is inspired by the classic children's book by Frances H. Burnett.
The plot takes place in a secretive garden and mysterious corridors. We follow a young girl's travels through time and space as she grows and develops. Among others, she encounters three other characters and a robin that leads her to the secretive garden.
The music is composed especially for this performance by composer and musician Ola Eseth Moen.
Artist Espen Tversland has created illustrations and video design by, for example, incorporating children's drawings from a preliminary project between the choreographer and schools in Bærum municipality.
Press photo: Kamran Dolati
Idea/choreography/direction: Inger Cecilie Bertrán de Lis
Direction/dramaturgy: Robert Skjærstad
Dancers: Sigrid Hirsch Kopperdal, Kristianne Mo,
Kai Anders Ryan, Phitthaya Phaefuang
Composer: Ola Eseth Moen
Set design and costumes: Mette Welle Jacobsen
Video design: Espen Tversland
Lighting design: Daniel Kolstad Gimle
Project coordinator: Bettina Ford Jebsen
Production: ICB Produksjoner and co-producer Bærum Kulturhus
Supported by: The Norwegian Cultural Fund, the Audio and Visual Fund, the Performing Artists Fund, Bærum municipality.
Co-producer: Bærum Kulturhus.
Photo: Odd Reinhardt Nicolaysen
"The dance performance The Secretive Garden was well-received by the young audience it was created for."
Advance publicity Budstikka, 2011