A performance happening with MA in Performance students from Norwegian Theatre Academy (NTA) in Fredrikstad, Norway.
In collaboration with Spriten Kunsthall and Ibsen Awards.
Artists studying in MA performance at NTA will respond to the materiality of the post-industrial site Spriten through aspects of their ongoing research and practice. The event is seen as a dialogue with the space and audience, focused on listening, experimentation and play, and acknowledges collaboration with the unknown as a point of departure. The work will happen as a live dialogue with the site, with very short preparations, through individual and collective actions both intervening in and parallel to the party celebrating Ibsen Awards Festival at Spriten. The work will both include and also depart from core questions in the individual students ongoing MA projects.
MA in Performance at NTA is a two-year full time study, for those with a developed artistic practice from any art field, wishing to expand their approach into and as performance. Research with guest artists and faculty in interdisciplinary composition, materiality and new dramaturgies enhance the development of students’ own methods and relations to theory, expanding contested perspectives on what performance is and can do. Students develop ethical reflection within practical master projects, contextualizing their methods and work in the expanded field internationally. Students in this program are independent, practicing artists. The program is curated as an ongoing dialogue between teachers and students, where questions are raised for both collective and individual relations to the field. This is the first collaboration between NTA, Ibsen Awards and Spriten Kunsthall.