INAF 2023 - What Matters Most offers 12 exciting performing arts productions for this year's International Norwegian ASSITEJ Festival - INAF! The program has a wide range of different performing arts expressions from Norway and abroad, covering the target group 0-19 years! The performances all respond to the call for performing arts that are life-important or death-important - i.e. What Matters Most!
The youngest - The performance World Without Eyes has one performance for babies with parents (and one for visually impaired and blind children). The production Medusa - Lullaby of the Sea has one performance for kindergarten (and one for neurodiverse young people).
First school years - Bibliotek-Karens Bibliotek is designed for the intersection between kindergarten and school. Zoey's Peculiar Journey Through Time offers fast-paced puppetry with elements of sign language for the primary school. Submarine rises up from the primary level and into the upper primary level. Play 3.0 extends beyond the intermediate level - and offers a fascinating stage show for all ages.
The secondary school is invited into the immersive world of Tower of Babel: Planet Earth/Game over/Reset.
The oldest children will experience the two productions Tabu and Tabula Rasa - which, although the names have a certain similarity, are very different performances! Both performances are created by partners in ConnectUp - an EU-funded project with the University of Agder as lead partner.
At the top, we have three fringe performances, all of which are aimed at the oldest young people and adults. Agder New Teater, in collaboration with students at UiA, plays the performance Tyngde by Demian Vitanza, Teatergruppa Gatelangs plays the traveling performance Du seie eg må koma meg ud, and the project Stemmene offers the performance In Between.
In the work of curating the artistic program, we have had many skilled professionals involved in the process. We would like to say a big thank you to: The board of ASSITEJ Norway, Giert Werring, Elisabeth Lindland and Ulrikke Benestad.