NODES: Avant Fini

Helle Siljeholm with partners (NO)

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6. December 2018, 12:00
7. December 2018, 12:00
8. December 2018, 11:00


Avant Garden


Ca. 10 hrs - come and go as you please (closing party on Saturday)



Avant Fini is our farewell party and our parting gift to our current location in the city centre! It’s also a welcome party to old and new friends, to the neighbours, and to everyone curious about what this “Avant Garden Theatre” is all about – and what it may become. 

For our very last event before we move, Helle Siljeholm has gathered a large group of artists to join an artistic investigation of Teaterhuset Avant Garden’s history, its present and its possible futures: How did it come about? What does it mean to the city, the country and the people surrounding it? Who have been important for Avant Garden’s development? Who – and what – could have been important? What did the theatre stand for in the beginning? And what about today? What can the future theatre become?

Meticulous mapping and line drawing between materials uncovered in archives, interviews, visions, strategies and artistic speculation will accumulate in a three-day performance happening, filled with small and large junctures of artistic interpretations.

The project relies on theatrical, documentary, artistic and game technological tools to draw up its complex network of connections between people, events, circumstances, stories and political factors. What emerges is a playful and complex web of small performances, conversations, analytical systems, installations and confrontations: A performative network of junctures (nodes), stretching out over three days. Visitors are invited to come for one or several visits, short or long, to interpret, speculate and influence the possible futures of the theatre at its new location at Rosendal.

The title, «Avant Fini» was given by Aina Thiis Lerdal, who according to several sources was also the one who came up with the name for the theatre «Avant Garden», back in the days. 

In addition to marking an end to a chapter, NODES: Avant Fini also marks the beginning of a new artistic work, continued at our brand-new venue, Rosendal, next fall!


Thursday 6. December 12.00–22.00

16.00-16.45: The Diva Room

With Hilde Pytkowski. Meet at the main stage 16.00


17.30-18.30: Sneak peek into the coming book about Teaterhuset Avant Garden

By writer Melanie Fieldseth.


19.00-20.00 The Song about Rama

Annie van der Veer, Coby Omvlee, Randi Størseth, Sølvi Laugsand. Main stage.


20.00-20.45 The Diva Room

With Hilde Pytkowski. Meet at the main stage 20.00


20.00-20.30 Disco time

Main stage


20.30-20.45 Gift give-away! 



20.45-22.00 Rosendal Theatre

Main stage


Friday 7. December 12.00–22.00


12.00-13.30 PRODA

Main stage


15.00-15.45: The Diva Room

With Hilde Pytkowski. Meet at the main stage 15.00


Panel 17.30-18.30: A theatre conversation: City development and social belonging

With sociologist Aksel Tjora

Main stage


19.00-19.30: Spelet på Avant-Garden

A spel (Norwegian folk-style theatre play) taking place on the Main stage


20.15-20.45: Azra Halilovic

Performance, main stage


21.00-21.15: Gift give-away! 



21.15-21.45: Live Strugstad

Rehearsal space


Saturday 8. December 11:00–02:20

12.00-13.00 Healing Ceremony with Amalie Fonfara and Susanne M. Winterling

Main stage. NB. Meet-up at 11.50. The door closes at 12.00.


14.00-14.15 Lisa Lie

Main stage


14.45-15.45 Håkki welcomes you to The Best Theatre of Norway 

Rehearsal space


16.00-16.30 Azra Halilovic

Performance. Main stage


16.30-17.30 Rosendal neighbours

A talk with new and old neighbours at Rosendal

Main stage


17.30-17.45 Gift give-away! 



18.00-18.30 Live Strugstad

Rehearsal space


19.00-02:30 Den Siste Kjellerfesten - The Last Basement Party

Main stage, Reherseal space


19.30-20.00: Spelet på Avant-Garden

A spel (Norwegian folk-style theatre play) taking place on the Main stage


21.00  Toast of the night with Per Ananiassen 

Main stage


21.30 Origami DiskjokKa

Club night at Main stage


21.30 DJ Håkki

Rehearsal space


23.00 RUDOW

Main stage


Permanent NODES (6.– 8. desember)

Cafe Voodoo

Rehearsal space


Rosendal Games

Rehearsal space



Moskus and Gallery (+ at Main stage Saturday from 19.00)


"The Cliché Machine"

Main stage



A big box of Trønder surprises, Main stage



Main stage/Foyer stairs


Rosendal Crime Scene

Wardrobe/Main stage


Klubb Kanin




Main stage and Cafe Voodoo


"Audience sculptures"

Developed in co-operation with the audience, represented by Loreta Skrogstad and Simon Engset Løfoll.

Main stage



Ticket booth


"Advertisement for theatre"

Facade, Folkets Hus


"Livet på turné"

Per Ananiassens office space


"From the archives"

Main stage, Rehearsal space, Gallery, Foyer ++


Bar Naranjas y Limone

The stairs from Moskus


"Greetings from Tatjana"

Rehearsal space - hallway


"Display of prices"






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