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Aske* (Ashes)

Aske* (Ashes) is a visual theatre production by Plexus Polaire in collaboration with Nordland Visual Theatre and Nord-Trøndelag Theatre, inspired by the novel Before I Burn by Gaute Heivoll.

Yngvild Aspeli has adapted the novel in collaboration with dramaturge Paola Rizza, and Aspeli also directed the production.

The production has been performed in France using the title Cendres.

Yngvild Aspeli, David Farine and David Lejard-Ruffet were nominated for The Hedda Award 2015 in the best visual design category for their work with Aske.

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


(Objekt ID 41708)
Object type Production
Premiere October 3, 2014
Produced by
Coproducers Nordland Visual Theatre
In collaboration with The Touring Theatre of Trøndelag
Audience Adults, Youth (from 14)
Language Norwegian and French
Expressions Theatre, Puppetry
Running period October 3, 2014  
Website Nord-Trøndelag Teater, FIGURTEATRET

At the website of Nord-Trøndelag Theatre the following, among other things, is written about Aske* (Ashes) by Plexus Polaire:

"In Aske Yngvild Aspeli examines the invisible border between normalcy and madness: The balance between the creative and the destructive and the distance between 'under control' and 'out of control'. The director and her French theatre company Plexus Polaire take us into a sensory landscape of dreams, with sounds and smells of flames. Visual imagery, such as images, movements and human-sized puppets, are used to tell the story of Aske."


Import from the Scenekunst.no list of openings 21.08.2014

Nord-Trøndelag Theatre, http://www.nordtrondelagteater.no/forestilling/gjestespill-aske

The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 20.05.2015, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1306

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

Performance dates
June 7, 2018Oslo Nye Trikkestallen , Go Figure! – Show
June 6, 2018Oslo Nye Trikkestallen , Go Figure! – Show
October 18, 2014 – visiting performance
October 3, 2014Store sal – Opening night
Go Figure! June 6, 2018