triptych 0811

Premiere: EMPAC, New York 18 september 2012, 1 hour 30 minutes with intermission

Triptych 0811 explores the relationship between dreams, reality, and ambition. While commonsense may urge us to continue on a certain path, the supremacy of human desire can lead us astray. Norwegian dance company journeys into the inner life of fantastic aspirations, flanked by commonsense perceptions and the obstacles of real life. With live performance by rock guitar legend Ronni Le Tekrø, an exquisite ballet soloist and contemporary dancers unplug in a theatrical dreamscape created by Ella Fiskum.  The work culls together an unconventional mix of spectacle, pole dancing, and innovative set design, placing the audience in multiple realities.  This project was made possible by the generous support from the Arts Council of Norway, Fond for Utøvende Kunstnere, Fond for Lyd og Bilde, UD and DTS.

“My Dream may be Your Reality” 

DANCE REVIEW: Danz melds dreams, real life into entertaining ‘freak show’

BY WENDY LIBERATORE For The Daily Gazette Reach Gazette, September 2012

Triptych 0811 Artists:

Direction, Choreography  &  Video by Ella Fiskum
Music Composed by Ali Helnwein, Guitarist Ronni Le Tekrø
Set Design by Serge von Arx
Lighting Concept by Elisabeth Nilsson
Cinematography by Karl-Erik Brøndbo, Francisca Penzani and Veronika Rudyeva – Ryazantseva
Costume Design by Elisabeth Nøkland Johansen

Svetlana Bednenko (Ballerina)
Ella Fiskum (Dancer)
Magnus Myhr (Dancer)
Ronni le Tekrø (Guitarist)


    • New Premiere in collaboration with Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Olavshallen in Trondheim, September 19, 2013, Norway
    • Dampsaga in Steinkjer, January 29, 2013 (Norway)
    • Gjøvik Kino and Kulturhus, November 24, 2012 (Norway)
    • Fana Kulturhus, November 22, 2012 (Norway)
    • Norwegian Premiere: Bærum Kulturhus, October 12, 2012 (Norway)
    • Showcase Performance: EMPAC Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, September 18, 2012 (New York)
    • Artist Residency: EMPAC Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, September 4 – 18, 2012 (New York)

Photos above with Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, September 19, 2012, by Serge von Arx

Photos below taken during live performance at EMPAC, September 18, 2012, by Julian Hibbard


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