Performance on Falling




«Performance on Falling» is a surrealistic and playful performance in which the hierarchical relationship between gender and identity is dismantled. Nilseng is inspired by the human being in free-fall and the body’s fragility and the struggle to remain standing, while shaping an atmosphere that invites new possibilities for seeing oneself in relation to one’s being in the world.

Idea and concept Ulf Nilseng 
Performers Ulf Nilseng and Ulla Broch 
Musician/composer Sjur Miljeteig 
Filmworks Jannicke Låker 
Stage design, costumes Kathrine Tolo 
Light design Kyrre Heldal Karlsen 
Executive Producer Cathe Sjøblom 
Co-producer Dansens Hus, Oslo

Photos Kim Sølve / Trine + Kim designstudio

Illustrations: Dorte Walstad

Funded by The Arts Council Norway, The Audio and Visual Fund,
Fund for Performing Artists, and Norwegian Society of Composers.


Premiered at Dansens Hus, Oslo, and played from the 12th – 15th of February 2015

On tour:
21. – 23.02.2015: Teatro Eco Foro, Morelia, Mexico

26. – 28.02.2015: Centro Experimental, San Luis Potosí, Mexico

16. – 17.04.2015: Cuba Habana Vieja: Ciudad en Movimiento, Cuba