Oslo (NO)

LATERNA is Inger-Reidun Olsen and Marianne Skjeldal. They are both choreographers, dance and performance artists who are currently working in various formats within performance dealing with bodies and actions in dialogue with history, place, materials and sound.

The performative works of LATERNA are grounded in an artistic ecology, where everything exists in a context and develops over time through regular practice and methodological investigations. Tracing history and gathering collectives, LATERNA create new ways of shaping communities - as in their works in the project ‘CoSA’, taking place at historical places like Monte Verità, Steilneset, the Museum of St. Petersburg Avantgarde and here at Black Box teater.

LATERNA is exploring dialogical listening as a method to facilitate spaces where interconnections can emerge, as a ‘listening with’, researching a participatory performance practice as a choreographed being-with-others, in the interest of arriving at new ideas and ethics together with place, with plants, with others.

In 2020, LATERNA and Black Box teater collaborate on CoSA Garden, taking place in the foyer of the theater, and on the Garden Wall that will grow on the theater's facade in Stockholmgata from Spring 2021 and will be inaugurated in September 2021.