Lars - Lars er redd* (Lars is afraid)

Premiére date14 Mar. 2009
CoproducersIbsen Theatre, The Open Theatre (Det Åpne Teater), StøpeSkien
AudienceYoung children, Children (from 3 to 6)
LanguageNorwegian
ExpressionsDance, Performance for children
Running period14 Mar. 2009  
Duration20 minutter
WebsiteStøpeskien, Det Åpne Teater, Teater Ibsen

About Lars

Un-Magritt Nordseth developed the dance performance Lars or Lars er redd* (Lars is afraid) as part of the project Kunst for barn* (Art for children), a collaborative project between The Open Theatre (Det Åpne Teater) and The Norwegian Institute for Children's Literature. The stage text Lars is about Lars who is afraid of the dark room and what may be hiding in it. Lars was performed with the theatre performance Plopp (literally: The sound of water dripping) under the title of Teaterselskap* (Theatre Party) in Ibsen Theatre and The Open Theatre (Det Åpne Teater) in March 2009.

*Not yet translated into English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.

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    Press review

    "All the children were invited onstage to draw between the two performances. Water monsters they could take home after." (2009, 14.03). Varden. 10.10.2010, http://www.varden.no/kultur/stappfullt-pa-barneteater-1.311012

    More about Lars

    About the production Teaterselskap* (Theatre Party): After the first half of the performance had been performed, drama pedagogue Lisa Nagel walked the children through the production. The children were allowed to make something they thought others would fear. The art made by the children was then exhibited as an illuminated stage decoration for the second half of the show.

    Sources:

    The newspaper Varden, varden.no, 07.10.2010, http://www.varden.no/kultur/rykende-ferskt-teater-for-barn-1.308766

    The Open Theatre (Det Åpne Teater), detapneteater.no, 07.10.2010, http://www.detapneteater.no/pub/daat/forestillinger/?aid=989&cid=17&sac=all&viewall=1#daat

    *Not yet translated into English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.