Sandvika Theatre, 2011

«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 Arts Council Norway, the Audio and Visual Fund,  the Performing Artists Fund, Bærum municipality.

Co-producer: Bærum Kulturhus.



“The dance performance The Secretive Garden was well-received by the young audience it was created for.”
Advance publicity –  Budstikka, 2011