17 June 2019, 10:00am


Considering collegial exchange, informal peer-to-peer/practice-to-practice learning, and attempts at friendship as a fundamental part of our remit, UKS presents the weekly walk-in-workshop: HOW TO PRACTICE?

Starting off the workweek every Monday morning at 10am, rotating local and international artists teach their conspicuous version of this essential question—HOW TO PRACTICE?—serving up their tricks and toolboxes, angry birds, excel, or yoga as UKS serves free coffee.

For UKS’ sixteenth walk-in-workshop—notably the last before we take a summer break—on Monday, 17 June at 10am, Oslo-based performer, theater director, and writer LISA LIE (b. 1980) will talk about how her mode of production borrows methods from choreography and musical composition. Lie takes a holistic approach to text-based theater and performing arts, making dramaturgically multi-layered works in which a variety of narrative threads run simultaneously. A point of departure when creating a new piece is often the creative performer. Lie is concerned with recreating ties to a shared mythology and ritual practice, creating a different kind of compositional logic—akin to that of dreams and magical thinking, underlying the experience of the everyday.

Lie has set up a number of plays at theaters in Norway and abroad, and her piece Mare is currently staged at Det Norske Teatret in Oslo. She has studied at the Norwegian Theatre Academy, Fredrikstad; the Iceland University of the Arts, Reykjavik; and the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. Moreover, Lie has published poems, novels, and scripts, and in 2015 she received Heddaprisen for her concept, text, and direction of Blue Motell.


Need a way to start your week? Join the ongoing program raising questions of trauma, truisms, privilege, priorities, refusal, risk, collaboration, honesty, embarrassment, pretension, working rhythms, blockages, blind spots, sleep, craft, dignity, conspiracy, accounting, body, theory, bureaucracy, ex-and-inclusion, collectivity, how to take time off and how not to, professionalization, performance, and pace.


*Image material: I Cloni (2016) by Lisa Lie/PONR, photos by Kjell Ruben Østlund; Uår (2017) by Lisa Lie/PONR, photo by Simen Thornquist; Mare (2019) by Lisa Lie, photo by Tale Hendnes


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