You arrive at Isdammen, led by a path, a friend or perhaps a thought.
After the walk you receive a cup of hot drink.
You may choose to wear waders. Neoprene.
Or stay on land, to rest your back against a wooden leg.
Still close to the water crust. You see better then.
Then we go into the water. Gust.
How deep is it here?
You take a sip from the cup and feel the relentless direction of the drops against the depths.
The water looks dead on the black water crust.
You remind yourself that water gives life, but that only gods live forever.
DJUPVASSTRÅKK begins at a black and still water surface, where Julie and Cecilie Solberg move the human body into a new element, the water. The performance is a dream zone for humans and their relatives, inspired by creation myths, fantasies about the unknown powers of water, and the idea that water flows through all organisms – for better or for worse.
Julie and Cecilie Solberg work in the intersection of theater, figure, contemporary dance and performance. Their latest collaboration, Songs of Entanglement, was presented at Black Box teater in 2018.
DJUPVASSTRÅKK takes place outdoors by Isdammen at Årvoll.
The performance is experienced at the edge of the water or with waders on in the water.
The performance is free, and takes place in all weathers. We highly recommend warm clothing (wool, hat, mittens). Feel free to bring your own seating mat. Toilet is available.
The audience experience the performance at the edge of the water, or with waders on in the water. There are eleven waders available to the audience, which are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like waders, meet at Isdammen at 20.50
After the performance, you are welcome to stay for a hot drink around the fire by Isdammen.
Recommended arrival Isdammen
Bus/walk: Public transport to Tonsenhagen Torg bus stop (bus 25, 31 or 33). From Kaffehjørnet, follow Selvbyggerveien up to Selvbyggerveien 40–58. From there you walk up to the right and follow the blue-marked forest path / hiking trail into the forest.
Note: Uneven terrain, see map for alternative route on road. The hike from Tonsenhagen Torg takes about 20 minutes.
Car: Isdammen is a two minutes walk from Årvoll car park.