Ingri Fiksdal “Shadows of Tomorrow”

Saturday 13th of May 2017

20.15– ca 20.45    “Shadows of Tomorrow”



DJ Patric Kiraly + bar (swish is queen!)


Free entrance, no booking acquired (Limited seatings, so come in time, doors open from 20.00).

Foto: L Chanyuangco

After 2016 first edition of Revolve Performance Art Days Uppsala, Köttinspektionen Dans are part of organizing this years festival which stretches over two intense days; 12th – 13th of May. The Festival happens in many different locations all over Uppsala and finishes at Köttinpektionen with a performance by the norweigan choreographer Ingri Fiksdal.

With Shadows of tomorrow, the Norwegian choreographer Ingri Fiksdal, wants to create the immersive experience of a psychedelic concert, but only through moving bodies and light. There is no music to be heard. The work investigates the potential for kinaesthetic transference between performers and audience, and the latent contamination in mass-movement.

Shadows of Tomorrow lends its title from a track on the Madvillain album Madvillainy by Madlib and MF Doom, who are key figures within the genre of psychedelic hip-hop. Psychedelic hip-hop is characterized by complex sample-based-beats, often obscure material, and abstract lyrics filled with unconventional references. Shadows of Tomorrow is originally a Sun Ra poem, and the Madvillain track also samples the cosmic head-trip of the Sun Ra movie Space is the Place from 1974.

In Fiksdals Shadows of Tomorrow, the concert emerges through repetitive and rhythmic movements, multi-colored shadows and costumes; the bodies are completely covered with fabric. The anonymity of the performers enhances the collective aspect of the concert, and provides a safe space to explore individual movements, as part of – and embedded in – the larger body of the concert. For this year’s edition of Revolve Performance Art Days, the piece will be performed by people from Uppsala, a group of performers with a mixed level of experience of movement and performance. In a workshop with Fiksdal, the movement vocabulary of the participants will meet the structure of Shadows of tomorrow and through this unique process of encounters a new version of the concert will emerge, which has previously been performed by a more homogeneous group of trained dancers.


Ingri Midgard Fiksdal is a choreographer and performer. She is currently a research fellow at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts (the Norwegian Artistic Research Fellowship Program). Fiksdal’s work deals with perception and affectivity, and several of her pieces take shape as part performance and part live concert. The audience is always integral to the work, which aims to produce temporary collectives between performers and spectators. The notion of collectivity here refers to modes of attention and sensorial transference, rather than to interactivity. Her recent productions STATE (2016), Cosmic Body (2015), HOODS (2014), BAND (2013), Night Tripper (2012) and The Orchard Ballads (2011) have been touring to venues such as Szene Salzburg, Steirischer Herbst Festival in Graz, Mousonturm in Frankfurt, brut-künsterhaus in Vienna, Kampnagel in Hamburg, Inkonst in Malmø, MDT in Stockholm, TBA festival in Portland, Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, as well as to several venues around Norway. HOODS won the Norwegian Dance Critics Award from the Norwegian Critics’ Association in 2014.

Revolve Performance Art Days is organised by Uppsala Art Museum, Uppsala Konsert & Kongress, Köttinspektionen Dans and Gustaf Broms in collaboration with Royal College of Art, London.

The festival program Revolve 2017


Choreography: Ingri Fiksdal | Light design: Ingeborg Olerud and Phillip Isaksen | Costume design: Ingri Fiksdal, Elena Becker, Mia Melinder and Signe Vasshus| Performers and co-choreographers: Pernille Holden, Sigrid Hirsch Kopperdal, Venke Sortland, Marianne Skjeldal, Rosalind Goldberg (original cast BAND) | Performers in Uppsala: Evindar Akdogan, Lina Vågbratt, Mariana Suikkanen Gomes, Jenny Mannervik, Ella Baroudi, Galina Karpenko Erlandsson, Lisa Brandelius, Cecilia Esbjörnsson, Oskar Landström, Elinor Tollerz Bratteby, Amanda Cardell, Elias Girod, Gunilla Meurling, Iivi Meltaus and Ester Olofsson | Producer: Nicole Schuchardt | Administrator: Eva Grainger | Supported by: The Norwegian Arts Council and The Norwegian Artistic Research Program | Thanks to: Skolen for Samtidsdans, Det Andre Teatret, Black Box Teater, Dansens Hus and Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo