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Catalogue of the projects of Passage Nord Project in the period 1986-1996 pdf 1996 Download

Closed garden

Closed garden was a performance by Passage Nord.


(Objekt ID 11373)
Object type Production
Premiere February 18, 1987
Produced by
Keywords Performance, Dance, Multidisciplinary
Running period February 18, 1987  

Requirements to venue

Blackout No

In Passage Nord's catalogue the following is written about Closed garden:

"Five people are closed up inside a garden, each of them carries a secret. One of the dancers uses the entire performance to move in a diagonal course across the stage. The music invokes a neo-classical mood. The dancers are imprisoned in their secrets and in the garden they share, they look out on a world outside that is inaccessible. They dance with ice-cream cones, while children`s voices sing lamenting, the ice-cream drips, nobody eats. Two men meet in brief encounters, during which they turn each other upside down, otherwise everyone is alone. The room is bare and dark, the costumes grey-black, modern, with folkloristic details."

Closed garden was performed during a dance marathon in Oslo.


Catalogue, PASSAGE NORD 1986-1996. Kjetil Skøien, performance, installation. Donated by: Kjetil Skøien, May 2010. Translation: Ruth Waaler.

Contributors (17)
Name Role
Kjetil Skøien – Text
Kjetil Skøien – Idea
Karen Foss – Choreography
Hector Zazou – Music
Kjetil Skøien – Stage design
Eva Schølberg – Costume
Solveig-Kristin Mac Bone – Dancer
Pia Bragmo – Dancer
Hild Eikrann – Dancer
Pauline Hasse – Dancer
Cathrine Olsnes – Dancer
Beate Schølberg – Dancer
Sara Tyvand – Dancer
Hege Gabrielsen – Performer
Kjetil Skøien – Performer
Janek Spakowskij – Performer
Mona Walderhaug – Performer
Performance dates
February 21, 1987Store scene (Vika), Black Box teater Show
February 20, 1987Store scene (Vika), Black Box teater Show
February 19, 1987Store scene (Vika), Black Box teater Show
February 18, 1987Store scene (Vika), Black Box teater Worldwide premiere