Wonder Chamber

Wonder Chamber by Katma was an experimental labyrinth for children; A magic place with tunnels, bridges, flashing arrows, secret entrances and long, narrow passages, through which the children would enter, and which were continuously changing.


(Objekt ID 875)
Object type Production
Premiere Navember 24, 2007
Produced by Katma
Coproducers Nordland Visual Theatre
Based on Sirkusnetter by Angela Carter
Audience Children (from 6 to 12)
Language Norwegian
Keywords Puppetry, Theatre, Performance for children, Object theatre
Running period Navember 24, 2007  
Website Katma

In Wonder Chamber by Katma the audience met a princess taking a permanent vacation from common sense, a Sleeping Beauty who awakens for a shorter and shorter time every day, a moth-eaten fantasy creature, a dancing wonder and a blind porter without sense of direction, who lead the children to the strangest places.

Wonder Chamber was a place where one could find the way and where one could get lost. A place where questions arose and answers disappeared.

Katma wanted to give the audience the feeling of being in a dream within a dream within a dream as they got further and further into our dusty universe, trying to understand the bigger picture. As a Chinese box continuing to open for long after the audience had left Wonder Chamber.

Wonder Chamber by Katma was supported by Arts Council Norway, the county of Nordland, The Cultural Rucksack, the municipality of Andøy, Arts Council Northern Norway and the Fund for Performing Artists.

Source: Katma, katma.no, 01.08.2010, http://www.katma.no/performances/index.php?todo=prefomances&id=3

Teaterfigurer (1)
Performance dates
June 2008 Show
May 2008 Show
Navember 24, 2007Figurteateret i Nordland, Nordland Visual Theatre Worldwide premiere
Festivals (2)
Press coverage

"The whole thing is magical, scary and wonderful. We rate it to the highest number of pips on the dice, it actually deserves to be rewarded eight pips." Rikke Gürgens Gjærum. Harstad Tidende

"Imagination-trigging and strange. Katrine M. E. Strøm is one of our most innovative children’s theatre creators, with performances distinctly speaking to the imagination via surprising effects and wondrous-inducing sceneries." Jan H. Landro. Bergens Tidende

"Katrine Strøm’s universe is a fascinating place to be in. She triggers the curiosity and the wonderment, and lets the imagination run wild without hindrance, boundaries or strict rules." Hege I. Hansen. Nordlys

"A wonderful universe. The impressions keep flowing after one has left the labyrinth." Lofotposten

"Wonderful performance." Fremover, Narvik