Adventurous Adventure

The dance production Adventurous Adventure (2008) by Siljeholm/Christophersen invited the audience into a fairytale universe with combinations of dance, theatrical characters and movie animation. In the battle between good and evil there were references to contemporary times as well as the fairytale tradition, and characters and situations were recognisable and easy to identify with.


(Objekt ID 10567)
Object type Production
Premiere May 23, 2008
Produced by Siljeholm/Christophersen
Audience Children (from 5 to 10)
Keywords Dance, Performance for children, Movie, Trilogy, Theatre
Running period May 23, 2008  
Website Helle Siljeholm & Sara Christophersen, Eventyrlige Eventyr på Midtøstenturne

Requirements to venue

Minimum stage width 6m
Minimum stage depth 9m
Minimum stage height 5m
Blackout Yes
Rigging time 90 minutes
Downrigging time 30 minutes
Audience 120

Adventurous Adventure was the first collaboration project by Sara Christophersen and Helle Siljeholm. They wanted to make a fairytale with a clear story which could be conveyed through movement and projection. In collaboration with Sement & Betong they developed a universe in which film, animation and dance could co-exist side by side.

This is the story about a magical fairytale forest, an amazing fairytale forest, the most adventurous fairytale forest in the entire world! A forest blinking and shining! But one day the scary shadow Skuggan steals the heart of the forest: The Golden Shoes. Without the shoes the forest will die! Who can help? The superheroines Snik and Snok, the self-appointed super guardians of the forest, take on the case. Together they embark on a dangerous, demanding mission to save the forest from sure death. Can they get the Golden Shoes out of the grasp of Skuggan, so that the forest again becomes the beautiful adventurous place it once was?

The production toured with The Cultural Rucksack in the county of Aust-Agder 08/09 and during the school year of 09/10 tours in the counties of Nordland, Sogn og Fjordane, Oslo and Finnmark were completed. In additon it toured with Listaleypurin in the Faroe Islands in may 2012.

Adventurous Adventure by Siljeholm/Christophersen was supported by the county of Aust-Agder The Fund for Performing Artists, Atelier Nord, the culture centre Trikkehallen in Kjelsås and the Norwegian Ministry for Foreign Affairs/MFA (travel grant/performing arts).


Helle Siljeholm & Sara Christophersen,, 09.01.2011,

Contributors (12)
Name Role
Marie Hafting – Text
Sara Christophersen – Concept/Idea
Helle Siljeholm – Concept/Idea
Sara Christophersen – Choreography
Helle Siljeholm – Choreography
Peter Svenning – Music
Kristine Norberg – Dramaturge
Christine Kjellberg – Costume
Elisabeth Johnsen – Lighting design
Sara Christophersen – Dancer
Helle Siljeholm – Dancer
Kjetil Bjørke – Other
Performance dates
April 29, 2010Antoine Saleh Hall, Al-Kasaba Theatre and Cinematheque Show
April 22, 2010Al Hussein Cultural Center Theater Show
April 22, 2010Al Hussein Cultural Center Theater Show
April 18, 2010Large stage, Theatre Monnot Show
May 23, 2008Lille Torungen, Arendal kulturhus Worldwide premiere