Dansens Hus - National stage for dance, Oslo 2014

Lala POP is a performance for younger children,in a musical universe based on children’s first physical and verbal language.

The performance is inspired by children’s vocal sounds, babbling and some of their first words, which end up in song, dance and captivating pop music.


Idea / Choreography/Direction: Inger Cecilie Bertràn de Lis

Dramaturgy and Direction: Robert Skjærstad

Composer and Musician: Vidar Løvstad

Dancers:Stian Danielsen and Irene Theisen

Set design: Inger Cecilie Bertrán de Lis and Gisle Harr

Set design and prop development: Gisle Harr and

Jannicke Lie

Costumes: Inger Cecilie Bertrán de Lis/ Signe Vasshus

Lighting design: Daniel Kolstad Gimle

Poster: Gisle Harr

Producer: ICB Produksjoner

Co-production: Dansens Hus

Lala POP, Dansens Hus

Supported by Arts Council Norway, the Audio and Visual Fund and The Performing Artists Fund.

Norwegian news:

Østlandssendingen 20.10.2014

Dancing first words – Review ofHiOA – Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus


Review Lala POP Vårt Land 20 okt 2014

“She is one of the most successful creators of dance for children in the country, and always manages to capture both children and adults with her performances.
Kulturkompasset 2014 ”

“A performance such as this is filling an important cultural purpose”

“Choreographer Inger Cecilie Bertrán de Lis has consciously gone all in on achieving good communication with this audience. And the fact that her starting point is their body language, is a major success, and she simultaneously introduces certain dance moves, which elevates the performance to something more than merely imitating reality”

“The dancers succeed in performing with some of the open wonder that characterizes young children”

“Lala POP, which was performed at Dansens Hus, is a compact little nugget of a performance”
Vårt Land, 2014