Zooom (2000) was a dance production by Odd Johan Fritzøe and Black Box as. Zooom toured Norway with The Norwegian Touring Theatre in 2001, with its tour opening in Haugesund.

Odd Johan Fritzøe choreographed it.


(Objekt ID 4918)
Object type Production
Premiere September 13, 2000
Produced by Odd Johan Fritzøe
Coproducers Black Box Teater
In collaboration with The Norwegian Touring Theatre (Riksteatret)
Audience Youth, Adults
Keywords Dance, Contemporary dance
Running period September 13, 2000  —  2001
Duration 60 minutes
Website Odd Johan Fritzøe

Requirements to venue

Blackout Yes

In Black Box Teater's autumn program 2000 the following, among other things, is written about Zooom:

"Fritzøe, the composer Bjarne Kvinnsland, the visual artist Karl Hansen and Ivar Kjellmo write an imaginative report from contemporary day.

The performance circles the value of the formal, and when the formal is given figurative meaning, or, simply, when the abstract becomes tangible. Which is the value of movement itself, the body in the room, and when does the seemingly meaningless become something we appear to understand? The title refers to the perspective of experiencing and how we sense our own time.


The stage designer and visual artist Karl Hansen has created a completely white space, and graphic forms by Ivar Kjellmo are projected onto surfaces and the floor. Fritzøe and Hansen have collaborated several times, including in There's a negro in the yard - mother dear and Little Red Riding Hood.


Black Box Teater, season program the autumn of 2000

Odd Johan Fritzøe, oddjohanfritzoe.no, 01.08.2010, http://www.oddjohanfritzoe.no/site/zooom.html

Press coverage

Inger-Margrethe Lunde, 20.09.2000, Dagsavisen [Oslo]:
"Video graphics goes to the dance stage. One rarely sees such a thoroughly balanced stage project. The choreographer Odd Johan Fritzøe has entered into a very fruitful collaboration with no less than three profiled artists, who with each their independent expression are connected in Zooom. This is a flexible, surprising and original dance work. The starting point has been the effects of the movies, and this is hinted at already when opening credits starts sliding across the curtain. [...] There are moments when Fritzøe's dancers are unsteady. Yet, this doesn't blemish the whole of it, or the choreographer's distinct movement language. All of a sudden they can clench their fists, or let their legs or elbows loose, twist in ways as if the body part in question lets itself go, falls. However, it doesn't, in the next second it can whirl into a flexibly free movement - rounded even though it always has something staccato or abrupt about it."