Adventura botanica

Adventura botanica (2013) was a dance production by Odd Johan Fritzøe. It had its world premiere at Dansens hus, Oslo, during Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival, before it went on tour. In 2015, the production was again on tour, produced by Concerts Norway.

Odd Johan Fritzøe choreographed it.

The music was performed by the ensemble Spunk, using cello, vocal, French horn, flute and trumpet. They produced a record based on the music used in the production. The music can be listened to here.


(Objekt ID 35384)
Object type Production
Premiere September 12, 2013
Produced by Odd Johan Fritzøe
Coproducers Dansens Hus, Dans i Trøndelag. Regionalt kompetansesenter for dans,
In collaboration with
Keywords Contemporary dance, Music, Multidisciplinary
Running period September 12, 2013  
Website Dansens hus, Odd Johan Fritzøe, NOTAM

At the webpage of Dansens Hus the following, among other things, is written about Adventura botanica:

"Almost 150 years ago, Charles Darwin concluded that there must be an insect with a snout long enough to pollinate the amazing star orchid of Madagascar- though nobody had ever seen such an insect. Thirty years after the death of Darwin, it was discovered - Morgan's Spinx moth or Xanthopan morganii praedicta, named after Darwin's predictions.

Like Darwin researched co-evolution of plants and insects, Fritzøe's ensemble has found inspiration in the stories of Darwin's theories. The Spunk is responsible for the music, and together, the team of artists has developed movement, intense noise poetry, light sculptures and dynamic visual arts."

At the webpage of Odd Johan Fritzøe the following, among other things, is written about Adventura botanica:

"Inspired by Charles Darwin's 150th anniversary and his research into co-evolution of plants and insects the show comprises a series of studies in dance accompanied by choreographed lighting and sound. The stage design's multiple white surfaces create a space for open-ended interpretations by an adult male dancing around a totem. The performance was on tour in 2015 as part of Concerts Norway's nationwide program. Batteries power the soundscapes and lighting and the show is portable - it can be performed outdoors. "

Co-produced by Dansens Hus, Dans i Nord-Trøndelag and Notam - Norwegian network for Technology, Acoustics and Music

Supported by Arts Council Norway and The Fund for Performing Artists


Dansens Hus,, 19.08.2013,

Odd Johan Fritzøe,, 01.06.2017,

NOTAM,, 13.06.2017,

Contributors (15)
Name Role
Odd Johan Fritzøe – Choreography
Kristin Andersen – Music (Fløyte/trompet)
Lene Grenager – Music (Cello)
Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje – Music (Sang)
Hild Sofie Tafjord – Music (Waldhorn)
Karl Hansen – Stage design
Svein Ove Kirkhorn – Costume
Odd Geir Sæter – Video/Film
Odd Johan Fritzøe – Dancer
Tobias Nordberg – Photo
Odd Geir Sæter – Photo
Thom Johansen – Other (Kontruksjon/Teknologi)
Armin Rådseth – Other (Kontruksjon/Teknologi)
Pernille Bønkan – Choreogreographic Assistant
Torunn Robstad – Choreogreographic Assistant
Festivals (1)
Ultima September 12, 2013