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Verdensteatret is a hybrid performance art company based in Norway.
In 1986 Lisbeth Bodd and Asle Nilsen founded Verdensteatret, a collective of artists from different fields who collaborate to stage pieces which combine performance, installation, shadow-play, sound and animation. Using mostly found and repurposed material (they use the word "flotsam") like driftwood, wire, bicycle parts and bones, they use both computers and live actors to create audiovisual concerts. For example, their 2008 show Louder combined robotics, videography, music and shadow-play to create a dreamlike journey through the Mekong Delta. In 2006 Concert for Greenland won a Bessie Award in the category Performance, Installation, and New Media "for building exquisite links between seemingly incompatible technologies and materials-robots, video, piano, driftwood, and computers; for sharing their succinctly visualized yet beautifully ambivalent relationship to hidden landscapes; and for offering a poetically and emotionally evocative soundscape of a far-off place...," according to the jury statement. Concert for Greenland was performed at P.S. 122 (Performance Space 122) in New York.
- Broen over Gjørme (2014)
- And All the Questionmarks Started to Sing (2010)
- Louder (2008)
- Fortellerorkestret (2005/06)
- Concert for Greenland (2003/05)
- Tsalal (2001/02)
- Régla (2000/01)
- Faust/Massnamhe (1998)
- Philoktetes (1996/97)
- Orfeo (1995)
- Kourlas, Gia. "The World Spins (Bicycle Wheels, Too)." The New York Times, February 27, 2011, p.C2.
- Lonmo, Sølveig. "Dreamtime." Adresseavisen. November 12, 2008. Archived July 17, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
- company website