Workshop # 5, # 6 and # 7

24 costumes + 12 designers + 12 performers + 12 days + 6 stages + technicians and reference group = 12 performances with costume as a starting point.

From Monday August 16th till August 28st 2020 there will be three parallel workshops taking place at KHIO in Oslo.

The research of Costume Agency is primarily approached in workshops led by costume designers, which pursue the vision embedded in the garment. The workshop format involves four designers and four performers for rehearsals, in a stage, with light designers and a reference group, over a period of twelve days of explorations, dialogue and development. The final presentations will be filmed and documented by photography. There will be eight workshops in total. An important outcome of the research is the approximately thirty sketches for possible performances, starting with costumes. A short video version (5 minutes) of each performance, incluing excerpts and interview by the designer, will successively be published on this webpage.

The final outcome of the workshops, will be presented on Thursday 26th from 09.00 till 16.00 and Friday 27th from 09.00 till 16.00. For tickets to the presentations, please contact

Participatating designers: 
Fredrik Floen, Linnea Bågander and Vidmina Stasiulytè, Snezana Pesic, Natálie Rajnišová, Lotta Barlach, Tormod Lindgren, Charlotte Østergaard, Thale Kvam Olsen and Kristine Sandøy, Jitka Pospíšilová, Jenny Hilmo Teig and Berit Haltvik With, Sally Dean, Zofia Jakubiec

Participating performers: 
Jonathan Ibsen, Fredrik Petrov, Katja Schia, Victor Amel Pedersen, Daniel Frikstad, Kjersti Stenby, Cecilie Solberg, Frida Odden Brinkmann, Olivia Hansson, Sara Matilde Gustafsson, Rebekka Andersen, Berit Einemo Frøysland and Anna Ladegaard

Reference group:
Rachel Hann, Knut Ove Arntzen, Sodja Lotker and Christina Lindgren

Light designers: 
Kaja Glenne Lund and Ingeborg Straxrud Olerud 

Others involved:
Camilla Svingen/ Syv Mil AS, Debora Styvsova, Arnt Robert Ledager, Sindre Haugen

Vibeke Heide/ Sentimeter film, Espen Tollefsen, Camilla Topuntoli

The project posts updates on Instagram of the work of each of the 12 designers:

The participants were selected through an Open Call with deadline January 5th 2020. Please visit this page for more information!

August 24, 2019
Written by christinasodja

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