The performance is free to watch, but requires pre-registration.
The tallest trees towering the urban landscape were planted over 120 years ago. They have seen the city change and grow, in parallel to their own roots.
In June, LATERNA invite us to join Tree Talks, a practice that is part of the project CoSA – Concerning the Spiritual in Art. From 2018-2021 through all four seasons, the project will visit four old, prominent and venerable city trees in Oslo. Through meditation and other methods, we spend time and enter dialogue with each tree.
LATERNA has invited four other artists. Ingvild Langgård, Terje Tjøme Mossige, Fernanda Branco and Pernille Bønkan. In addition, Sara Rönnbäck and Daniel Slåttnes will be involved in all the meetings throughout the period. Based on the conversations with each tree, they create material for the audience to experience.
The audience is invited to meet the old copper beech at Our Saviour's Cemetery where LATERNA and Terje Tjøme Mossige will let us take part in their praxis, visiting the tree on a regular basis for four years during the four seasons. Get to know this grand old tree that has witnessed generations come and go, as well as the shaping of a city.
LATERNA is Inger-Reidun Olsen and Marianne Skjeldal. Tree Talks seek out alternative entering points to choreography, to allow something to occur, rather than always focusing on production and to experience a different spending of time.
Tree Talks – the Copper Beech is part of the theater festival Heddadagene 2021.