Performer, Katrine Kirsebom. Photo by Elin Osjord

Give Them Wings & We Shall See Their Faces

Enter a costume sensorium awakening the absence and presence of others and within ourselves. Ritual acts of dressing, walking and listening, with eyes closed, prepare us to be touched by the invisible but tangible.

One to one guides and poetic sound scores, lead us on a journey of honouring the ´missing´ through the touch of coats, feathers and cloth masks, and the surrounding live water installation.

This is an immersive performance that involves touch.

Prebooking required. 8 audience max per show. To book your place, please email Sally at

Location: Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo, Scene 2.

Performance dates and times:

  • 16.11.2023 16:00–18:30
  • 17.11.2023 16:00–18:30
  • 18.11.2023 16:00–18:30

Please specify whether you would like to be a witness (eyes open) mostly sitting & lying positions or a traveler (eyes closed), mostly exploring. It also includes an audience feedback session at the end.

This performance is part of Sally Dean’s PhD Final Assessment at Oslo National Academy of the Arts (Design Department) and part of her PhD Artistic Research Project called The Somatic Costume Dressing Room – Choreographing Attention through Touch & the Poetic

A big Thank You to the Costume Agency Project, led by Christina Lindgren and Sodja Lotker, for all of their ongoing support over the last 3 years.

Direction: Sally E Dean

PhD Supervisors: Christina Lindgren (1st) & Joan Davis (2nd)

Rehearsal Support: Amy Voris

Costume Designers: Sally E Dean, Lydia Hann, Sandra Arroniz Lacunza and Carolina Rieckhof

Costume Makers: Sally E Dean, Lydia Hann, Sandra Arroniz Lacunza, Carolina Rieckhof, Sophie Cabrera, Amanda Vesthardt, Aina Piao and Alice Leah Davies.

Choreography: in collaboration with the materials, performers and audience.

Performers: Leonie Cronin, Manny Emslie, Katrine Kirsebom, Monika Kochowicz, Lieu Le, Ingunn Rimestad, Nadia Romerosa

Lighting Designer: Kaja Glenne Lund

Hosts: Liv Kristin Holmberg & Christina Lindgren

Sound Maker: Lee Berwick (Sound chairs, waterbags & bells)

Sceneographic Elements:   in collaboration with Joel Correia (Lentil Walk), Rieckhof & Lacunza (waterbags), Birte M. Kittilsen (Keramiske flytene lydkuler), Leonie Cronin (Cowrie Shells), John Dean/Julio Morataya (Rocking Chairs)

Technical Support: Are Skaanes Engebretsen & Marius Arne Larsen

Thank you to the following performers in 2021 and 2022 who contributed to the creation of this piece in its earlier stages: Clare Ballard, Oda Bredvold, Daniel Frikstad, Kristina Gjems, Lydia Hann, Victor A. O. Pedersen, Simon Slidders and Marianne Skjeldal.