The performance is free to watch, but requires pre-registration.
The tallest trees towering the urban landscape were planted over 120 years ago. They have seen the city change and grow, in parallel to their own roots.
In June, LATERNA invite us to join Tree Talks, a practice that is part of the project CoSA – Concerning the Spiritual in Art. From 2018-2021 through all four seasons, the project will visit four old, prominent and venerable city trees in Oslo. Through meditation and other methods, we spend time and enter dialogue with each tree.
LATERNA has invited four other artists. Ingvild Langgård, Terje Tjøme Mossige, Fernanda Branco and Pernille Bønkan. In addition, Sara Rönnbäck and Daniel Slåttnes will be involved in all the meetings throughout the period. Based on the conversations with each tree, they create material for the audience to experience.
At Minneparken (Ruinparken), the audience are invited to a different guided tour with sound as main focus. This is created in collaboration with the old linden tree, Pernille Bønkan and Per Platou. The roots of the linden tree go deep beneath the city of Oslo. Layers of history and histories are revealed and reality begins to slip.
LATERNA is Inger-Reidun Olsen and Marianne Skjeldal. Tree Talks seek out alternative entering points to choreography, to allow something to occur, rather than always focusing on production and to experience a different spending of time.
Tree Talks – the Linden Tree is part of the theater festival Heddadagene 2021.