Lykkeland* (Land of Happiness)

Lykkeland* (Land of Happiness) (2007) was a production for children choreographed by Jamie Watton and produced by dybwikdans. Lykkeland is a meeting with characters and situations the children can recognise from their own playing. The production offers close dialogue between performer and spectator.

Jamie Watton has based his choreography in the playing of children. As part of the artistic idea work children was invited to take part in a dialogue with the dancers in dybwikdans, and they were asked to describe their lands of happiness.


(Objekt ID 422)
Object type Production
Premiere September 15, 2007
Produced by dybwikdans
Audience Families, Children (from 4 to 9)
Language Norwegian
Keywords Dance, Performance for children
Running period September 15, 2007  

Requirements to venue

Minimum stage width 10m
Minimum stage depth 10m
Minimum stage height 4m
Blackout No
Rigging time 60 minutes
Downrigging time 45 minutes
Audience 100

Source: The Norwegian Association of Performing Arts/NAPA. 23.03.2011.

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

Contributors (9)
Name Role
Jamie Watton – Choreography
Fauzan Palekar – Costume design
Nils Christian Fossdal – Sound design
Keili Austbø – Dancer
Nils Christian Fossdal – Dancer
Mari Førde – Dancer
Stine Isachsen Knudsen – Dancer
Cesilie Kverneland – Photo
Siri Dybwik – Producer
Performance dates
September 15, 2007The Main Hall, Sandnes Kulturhus Worldwide premiere
Press coverage

"The choreography, which is by Jamie Watton this time, is catchy and lively and includes activities the children recognise, such as playing jumpsies, cleaning one’s room, bickering. The dancers make a good job onstage where they move confidently through the room in dynamic formations. Dance and music are all in all well-integrated in the performance and flows nicely into one another. The stage design is filled with exciting details."

Excerpt of review written by Line Enervold Berg, Stavanger Aftenblad 2007.