Petals & Tales


Premiere November 30th at 18:00, SHOWBOX, Oslo


Petals & Tales is our brand-new performance featuring dance, music, poetry and fairy tales. The show, performed in the round, features a magic tree surrounded by hundreds of flower petals. Many surprises await our young audience during the show.

As we grow older does our imagination become less important? Do we let go of the magic? Why does everything have to make sense? As children transition into teenagers, they play less, forgoing imagination and fantasy for more serious pursuits and relationships as they try to find their place in the world. Can we remind children to hold on to the wonderful world of fairy tales?

We tell the story of the Flowerpot Man, a magical tale that encourages children to allow wonderful, incredible and improbable things to be a part of their lives.

The music and sound design is created by British composer Nathaniel Reed especially for the show. Petals & Tales is a collaboration between Panta Rei Danseteater (NO) and the Korean company SangSang Maru. The soundscape includes fairy tales and an original poem ´The Flowerpot Man´, that explores the central themes. For a Norwegian audience, Norwegian will be the main language in the soundscore. For tour to South Korea, the text will be delivered in Korean and for touring in English-speaking countries, the majority of the text will be in English.