Topical program Spring 2022

Black Box teater's Topical Program

A warm welcome to Open up! – a wide range of talks, debates and workshops that run alongside our artistic program and offer different perspectives on the program. Through experiencing a variety of voices, we invite you to expand and deepen your understanding of what performing arts might be.

All the events have free entrance.

January 26, Foyer
Season opening
After the performance In Other Words, we invite you to the season opening celebration!

January 27, Foyer
Aftertalk with Ingrid Berger Myhre and company
The conversation is moderated by Elin Amundsen Grinaker and will be held in English.

January 29, 12.00-17.00
Open house
Welcome to open house with various activities for children, young people and adults! True to the tradition, we mark the opening of the season by opening the doors to our audiences, neighbors and everyone else curious!

January 29, 12.00–13.00, Small stage
Open house children's workshop
We see dance and we dance: Movement workshop with Thomas Bîrzan and Ingrid Berger Myhre. Through games and fun tasks, we will focus on two things: Dancing and watching. We move together and explore: What do we see when we look at dance? Can dance be anything? Bring your adults and join! Feel free to participate as a group or family.
For children (7+) with adults. Languages: English and Norwegian

January 29, 13.00–14.00, Foyer
Open house coffee corner
Stop by our nice coffee corner for free coffee and baking. Feel free to have a chat with us who work at the theater and the other participants. Maybe you want to pick up the spring program or look at a book in the bookstore. Do you have any questions? Just ask us and we will answer to the best of our ability.

January 29, 14.00–15.00, Small stage
Open House adult workshop
Movement workshop with Thomas Bîrzan and Ingrid Berger Myhre
Welcome to a workshop that focuses on both dancing and watching dance! Together with the dancers Ingrid Berger Myhre and Thomas Bîrzan from the performance In Other Words, we dive into several themes that are addressed in the performance. No dancing skills required. Put on some comfortable clothes and join in! For adults. Languages: English and Norwegian.

January 29, 15.00-17.00, Foyer
Open House soup kitchen
We serve our classic (free) soup that has become an audience favorite, and talk to you about the spring program!

January 29, 15.30-16.30, Foyer
Open house artist talk
In the autumn of 2021, Willyson / Kristinsdottir presented the performance My Little Willy. In June 2022, Ibrahim Fazlic premiere the performance Mamma Masochist. Both performances deal with motherhood in their own way. The seasons and the artists meet in this conversation about motherhood as they treat it in their art.
Enjoy a bowl of soup in the Black Box teater foyer while listening to the conversation!

April 3, 12.00–14.00, Foyer
Neighborhood lunch and workshop: We build bird boxes.
Join us and create bird boxes together with the artist duo LATERNA!
The workshop is free and we provide tools, paint for decoration and a light lunch. Whether you are a neighbor, adult, child, family, artist, climate enthusiast or just curious you are warmly welcome!
LATERNA is the duo Inger-Reidun Olsen and Marianne Skjeldal who were associated artists at Black Box teater in 2019 and 2020. This spring they are arranging a festival at Black Box theater, called Hidden Connections - Visible Ecologies.
In collaboration with Naturvernforbundet, Oslo Øst and Oppdrag Fuglekasse.

April 22, 12.00-16.00 & 19.00-22.00, Furuset library and activity house (FUBIAK)
Sonya Lindfors and Maryan Abdulkarim
We Should All Be Dreaming - Soft Gatherings
We Should All Be Dreaming is a concept that focuses on the radical potential of dreams as a healing and revolutionary practice. The project is somewhere between a collective think tank, a performance and a lecture where participants spend time and dreams together. This spring, the project takes the form of soft gatherings, where participants are invited to dream, move, discuss and eat together.

In collaboration with CODA and Oslo Arkitektur Triennale
Language: English. The event is wheelchair accessible and will offer sign language interpretation.

May 7, Foyer
Aftertalk with Alice Ripoll

May 20, 09.-10.30, Foyer
Breakfast with Maritea Dæhlin and Tori Wrånes
Black Box teater has invited Maritea Dæhlin to curate and moderate breakfast conversations with invited guests.
In her artistic work, Dæhlin challenges and explores our fascination with the “other” – both by looking at the value of being open and curious about the unknown and unfamiliar, and at the same time acknowledging the darker side: the one where condescending exotification creates distance and objectifies. The idea is to have an open conversation with the invited artists and a participating audience. In this breakfast conversation Maritea Dæhlin meets Tori Wrånes. Wrånes is a contemporary artist, vocalist and performance artist who creates dreamlike and magical worlds both in the public space and in museum arenas.
We serve coffee and cinnamon buns.

More events are to be launched continuously! Check regularly and follow our Facebook page for updates and more information!