Amphibious Moves. Choreographies of littoral landscape.

Residential workshop
Maihaugen Open Air Museum

12.04.2018: Opening seminar, Oslo National Academy of the Arts.
16.04-04.05.2018: Maihaugen Open Air Museum; Lillehammer, Norway.
04.05.2018: Final presentation, Sensitive Chaos.

Course leader: Amanda Steggell, in cooperation with Hans-Jørgen Wallin Weihe and Brynjar Åbel Bandlein.
Master students of choreography: Kyuja Bae, Katarina Skår Lisa, Thomas Prestø and Otto Ramstad.

This is a residential workshop located around the ponds of Maihaugen open-air museum, one of the most visited tourist attractions in Lillehammer. The thematic ‘Pond’, coming from the Amphibious Trilogies NARP project, will be explored within this cultural landscape. Read More


Date and time: 04.05 2018, 11.30 -14.30 hrs
Location: Maihaugen Open Air Museum, Lillehammer, Norway.
Meeting Point: Bjerkbæk, Sigrid Undset’s Home. Sigrid Undsetsveg 16E, 2615 Lillehammer

The students of the Master course of Choreography, Oslo National Academy of Arts; Academy of Dance (KHiO), invite you to SENSITIVE CHAOS – a presentation of the workshop Amphibious Moves. Choreographies of littoral landscape. Together we will circumnavigate the ponds of the museum, stopping on the way to experience three fieldworks in the making. Read More

Amphibious Trilogies @ Samos Volunteers

High stakes

Throughout April 2017 a team from Amphibious Trilogies will work with Samos Volunteers, an independent group who mainly organise activities for refugee shelters on the Greek Island of Samos, close to Turkey. We have been there once before, in August 2016. We anticipate a changed situation. We are wary. We are glad that our skills may be of some help.


Brynjar Åbel Bandlien, Research Fellow

My project aims to develop an analyzing method that I have been working on over the last ten years. This method can be used in artistic research processes within the field of dance and choreography. When a creative process has become fully underway, certain situations, events, actions and movements can be recognized as recurrent within the process. I call these Recurrences. Rather than being created or produced these recurrences manifest or fall out of the dance practice. Once they have been recognized they can be understood and pursued in the process and the final performance.

The artistic aim is to follow artistic processes in this way, seeking the potential for new experiences and ideas as well as to develop the methodology based on the practice. This aim is founded on my own experience as a creative dancer in the work of several internationally acknowledged choreographers and dance makers over the last fifteen years.

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Project leader: Professor Amanda Steggell, in collaboration with Andrew Morrison, Director of the Centre for Design Research, Oslo School of Architecture and Design and Hans-Jørgen Wallin Weihe, Professor of Social Work, Lillehammer University College.

Start: August 2016

AMPHIBIOUS TRILOGIES is a conceived as a journey-based series of choreographic experiments. The main aim is to artistically explore and monitor littoral spaces (between land and water) via an extending choreography of related literal, limbic and liminal conditions, environments and articulations. Three subjects are set in motion; choreography, design and sociology. They are probed within three thematics/works; ‘island’, ‘pond’ and ‘passage’. Physical and remotely-sensed sea journeys, island hopping and pond wallowing are examples of research activities. These activities will ’embody’ and lead to a series of creative works.

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Siting choreography in landscape

– a basic choreographic research of littoral zones in Oslo’s inner city harbour area.
Based alongside the sea at The Maritime Cultural Heritage Centre, Akershustranda, Oslo.
April-May 2016.

Memory map of sound and sight walks

What insights of choreography in everyday life may be garnered through gaze and conversation when moving through littoral landscapes? What kinds of choreographic situations can be made when responding to this question on an everyday basis? How may these choreographic situations emerge, be practiced and conveyed to audiences?

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Choreographic poetry

Choreographic poetry: Creating literary scores for dance
Janne-Camilla Lyster

Norwegian Artistic Fellowship Programme
Start: 2013

I am a dancer, choreographer and author. I received my BA in Contemporary dance at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, the Academy of Dance in 2006. Through my artistic research project, I aim to develop literary scores for dance, and search for approaches and examine the outcome of procedures connected to writing, composing and adapting such scores.

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Choreography as affective and collective event

Choreography as affective and collective event
Ingri Midgaard Fiksdal

Norwegian Artistic Fellowship Programme
Start: 2013

Project summary
The focus of this research project is to explore choreography as a collective and affective event through the development of specific choreographic structures and strategies. My artistic aim is to create events that produce potential for new experiences, thoughts and ideas to occur. This aim is founded in a belief in art as a motor for change, through taking the role as “utterly useless” in a society where most other things have a given and known purpose. When confronted with something that doesn’t perform as expected or resists classification we have to look for new approaches, and in these moments of liminality there is potential for the unpredictable and unforeseen to occur.

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Alone Together

Alone Together.
Siting choreography in the landscape

Students on the master course in choreography are launching ALONE TOGETHER – a web based presentation of choreographic research in the littoral zone in the centre of Oslo!

Through the four-week workshop ‘Siting choreography in the landscape’, the students have been working with these questions:

What insights of choreography in everyday life may be garnered through gaze and conversation when moving through littoral landscapes? What kinds of choreographic situations can be made when responding to this question on an everyday basis? How may these choreographic situations emerge, be practiced and conveyed to audiences?

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