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

Liquid Color by Eye of Tree

Image of last travelling from Lillehammer to Oslo. Research between two places. Photo by Katarina Skår Lisa

Liquid Color

Searching for spring flower

life between worlds


Eye of Tree

Kyuja Bae and Katarina Skår Lisa

small poems and a letter as reflections of processes

Amphibious triologies fieldworkshop Lillehammer 2018

with thanks to Amanda Steggell, Brynjår Åbel Bandlien, Hans- Jørgen Wallin Weihe,Per Roar Thorsnes

Thomas Talawa Prestø, Otto Ramstad,

Maihaugen and Lillehammer museum

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Traces of Water- by Thomas Prestø

My investigation into Amphibious Trilogies was carried out over three geographical sites and in a very different setting. The first part was carried out at Toubab Diallo at the Ecole des Sables, Senegal. It was a fantastic and deeply rooted experience. A literal return to one’s roots. 52 practitioners of Africanist dance gathered to learn from master dancers and master drummers, plus exchange knowledge about various diaspora retentions. It was deeply grounding, deeply spiritual and deeply unifying.

The school is rooted in African movement tradition and hence has a sand studio as well as a studio with western dance floors.

The entire event, like most African events that draw on tradition, started with a libation ceremony. Libation is the offering of water and or alcohol to the ancestors for their blessing (simplified explanation) and is considered the worlds oldest ritual.

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