Utsikt* (View)

Utsikt* (View) (2020) is a dance theatre production by Katma in collaboration with The Arctic Theatre. The production was performed in kindergartens in and around the Tromsø area from August 28, 2020. The audiences of children sat safe from the risk of infection inside their kindergartens, looking out the windows where the performance was performed in the playground outside.

Concept and direction by Katrine E. M. Strøm.

Utsikt was loosely inspired by the production Bæ, bæ lille* (Bah, bah little) (2016).

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


(Objekt ID 104582)
Object type Production
Premiere August 28, 2020
Produced by Katma
In collaboration with The Arctic Theatre
Audience Children, Young children (from 1)
Keywords Performance for children, Corona-production, Dance theatre, Puppetry
Running period August 28, 2020  
Duration 20 minutes

Katma writes the following, among other things, about Utsikt* (View):

"An eager birthday child who prepares for a party even though friends can't be there, a naughty brass band girl who is unable to go to practice, and a child who dreams of travelling - even though it is not allowed.

In the performance, situations the children will recognise are played out, topical in the time we now live in. Cancelled plans and broken dreams - but also relief at all that we won't have to do."


The Arctic Theatre, halogalandteater.no, 23.09.2020, https://halogalandteater.no/produksjon/2020/utsikt

Katma, katma.no, 23.09.2020, http://www.katma.no/performances/utsikt

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

Contributors (16)
Name Role
Katrine Strøm – Concept/Idea
Katrine Strøm – Direction
Christine Sandtorv – Composer
Ingunn Sønsteby – Costume
Regine Wilhelmsen – Costume
Tore Bruvoll – Sound design
Karianne Andreassen – Performer
Mette Spjelkavik Enoksen – Performer
Gerd Kaisa Vorren – Performer
Paul Albert Dzur – Props
Ingunn Sønsteby – Props
Mariell Amelie Lind-Hansen – Photo
Dagfinn Karlsen – Sound technician
Truls Olsen – Sound technician
Ann Jorunn Pedersen – Other (strikker)
Hanne Sønsteby – Other (strikker)
Performance dates
July 2, 2022SNN-parken, Harstad Show
June 26, 2022SNN-parken, Harstad Show
August 28, 2020 Worldwide premiere
Festivals (1)
Arctic Arts Festival June 26, 2022