Praxisfestivalen 2017 took place in Oslo from August 20th - 27th. This years artists represented different traditions in the history of performing arts, namely postmodern dance in the US in the 1960’s and the legacy of Antonin Artaud through Grusomhetens Teater/Theater of Cruelty. With the theme THE PAST AND THE CURIOUS we wanted to raise questions about our physical legacy, artistic and technical maintenance and sustainability, and what we carry on with us in our future art making.

THANKS to everybody that joined us and THANKS to this years artists:

BENOÎT LACHAMBRE / PAR B. L. EUX – dancer and choreographer, dedicated to somatic practices and release technique from Joan Skinner and Judson Dance Theater.

JAMIE SCOTT – dancer in the company of recently deceased Trisha Brown who was a pioneer of Judson Dance Theater in the 1960's. Jamie Scott shared repertory from Trisha Browns Set and reset.

LARS ØYNO – actor, director and playwright with over 20 years of performance making and dedication to Antonin Artaud through his company Grusomhetens Teater / Theater of Cruelty.

The festival kicked off with artist presentations, followed by five days of workshops with the festival artists. The weekend August 26th - 27th we offered a full program of performances, seminar, party, artist presentations and barbeque at Dansens Hus.

Stay curious and join us in PRAXISFESTIVALEN 2018!