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Aphrodite, Yemaya, Venus. The little Mermaid.

Below the sea. Sirene song. To die for love.

Ocean foam. Death. Afterlife. To obtain an eternal soul.

Anadyomene – The one rising from the sea.

We fall into the sea – and then what happens down there? Step into an underwater world where the spirits live on. The spirits also live on in those who miss the people who disappeared in the sea.

’Ocean Foam’ is a dance performance that poetically wonder about big questions like sorrow, loss, and why it can be necessary for humans to flee from their family and home.  

You will be part of the story and will have a sensuous experience of the work when we move together in the underwater world like swaying seaweed, and when the space changes from having three dancers in it, to a whole sea of dancers. ‘Havets Skum / Ocean Foam’ finishes with a shared reflection about the experience.


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Grades 4 to 6.

Practical info.

Space: 'Ocean Foam' is performed in a gymnastic hall or large space approximately 10 x 13 metres with a clean and plain wooden floor. The space cannot be a passage room, and must be heated to 20/21 degrees.

Numbers: Per performance max. 50 pupils and two adults participating. It must be the same adults throughout the whole session.
There are three dancers visiting you.

Clothing: Please wear clothes that you can move in.

Sound: There must be a functioning set of sound equipment in the space.

Duration: 90 minutes per performance.


For Municipalities, For schools


Choreographer: Phyllis Akinyi, Dancers: Stina Tranum Kolsvik, Mbaye Art and Phyllis Akinyi, Music and sound: Carolina ‘Caro’ Acuña-Olvera, Artistic comsultants: Deise Nunes and Micaela Kühn Jara.

Statens Kunstfond (en)