Bodystories A baby-friendly performance

A sensuous performance for babies, performed inside the exhibition Monumental at MUNCH.
Baby and mother looking at dancers
Meeting point: Lobby

In the exhibition Edvard Munch Monumental on floor 6 we offer a sensory art experience for the little ones. They get to meet two dancers who twist and turn, fall and crawl. Sometimes they dance softly and slowly, at other times they’re rushing around at full speed.

The performance choreographed by Ingri Fiksdal is based on kinesthetic empathy and the idea that moving can be «contagious»: We can sense other people’s movements in our own body thanks to the mirror neurons in our brain. Mirror neurons play a central role when babies and children learn interaction and movement by copying their parents and other caretakers. 

Suitable for: Adults with babies, recommended about 6-9 months

250 NOK (2 adults + baby )
160 NOK (1 adult + baby) 
Tickets include entrance to all exhibitions

Practical information

  • You find HC-toilets with baby-changing in the cloakroom in the lobby and floor 3, 6, 9, 12 and 13.
  • Prams cannot be used inside our exhibitions. We recommend using baby carriers or wraps. 
  • You can bring with you food and drink for the baby. Other food and drink is not allowed, check out MUNCH deli & café on the ground floor. 

Ingri Fiksdal (1982) is a choreographer based in Oslo. In 2019 she finished a PhD in artistic research at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, with the project Affective Choreographies. This research took shape as six performances and three books. Ingri´s work on affect has in recent years taken her into discourses on perspective and privilege. She is currently working on a numbers of projects addressing the intersection between the post-anthropocentric and the decolonial from a feminist perspective. Ingri is concerned with how practise and theory are entangled in her work in a way where neither is perceived as anterior to the other.  
Concept and choreography: Ingri Fiksdal 
Co-creators and performers: Jonathan Ibsen and Mariama Fatou Kalley Slåttøy  
Costume: Jonathan Ibsen and Mariama Fatou Kalley Slåttøy  
Production & distribution: Nicole Schuchardt 
Production & administration: Kristin Skiftun and Eva Grainger 
Produced by: Fiksdal dans stiftelse 
Co-produced by: MUNCH 
Supported by: Arts Council Norway 

From the performance

Baby and mother looking at two dancers

Baby and dancer, looking at each other