Teater Fot is a theatre company established in 2004 by Lise Hovik. The company is project based, with a main interest in arts for Early Years.
In 2008-10 Teater Fot toured The Red Shoes (2008), an interactive performance for children under 3 years of age. Lise defended her Ph.D thesis on theatre for the very young, The Red Shoes Project at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in 2014, and is now professor of drama and theatre at Queen Maud University College of Early Childhood Education, and adjunct professor at OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University, Dep. of Art, design and drama.
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The Birdsong Trilogy (2012) was made in cooperation with Trøndelag Teater, the main region theatre in Trondheim, and consists of three shows, all of them about birds, playing and being together. The trilogy was part of SceSam – Interactive dramaturgies in performing arts for children (2012-17), and is still available for touring. It is possible to play all three shows in one day, all though we would prefer to give one day or more to each show.
SPARROW 0-2 years
NIGHTINGALE 3-5 years
WOODPECKER 6-9 years
The performing artists in Birdsong Trilogy is highly skilled musicians, actors and dancers. Presentation of the performing artists.
Teater Fots artistic research project Neither Fish nor Fowl (2017-20), is inspired by posthumanist perspectives of life and art, trying to figure out how this might look like in our imagination and in the actual spaces of playing and theatre. The project has developed through several performances:
- Neither Fish nor Fowl (2017) (0-2 years).
Pre-production presented at the Olavsfestdagene in Trondheim, Norway
- Beginnings (2018) (3-5 years).
Co-production and premiere at Teaterhuset Avant Garden in Trondheim, Norway.
- Baby Becomings (2018) (0-2 years).
Premiere at Småkunstfestivalen in Trondheim.
- Animalium (2019) for kindergarten kids, available as workshop and happenings in art galleries, libraries, openings, gatherings and kindergartens.
Premiere at Kunsthall Trondheim, Norway.
- Himmel og Hav / Sky and Sea (2020) (0-2 and 3-5).
A touring version of Beginnings, with new text by Marte Huke.
Premiere at Rosendal Teater, Trondheim Norway.
For international touring we prefer the workshop & stunt of Animalium or the latest performance version Sky and Sea for babies (0-2). Sparrow (0-2) is also still active on our repertoir. All of these performances are non-verbal and easy to travel.
Teater Fots latest production and artistic research project is Operafrø (2023), a babyopera with Vivaldi for babies under one year, and their parents. This is a seasonal project consisting of Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn, all of them focusing on the seeds of the season.
Lise Hovik, Artistic director Teater Fot