"Mørkemodig" is an exciting and magical show for the little ones. Children from the age of 5 and up not only get to see, but also hear all the beautiful and fantastic things that we can only experience in the dark. With headphones on, we enter the "dark room" where we are asked to be completely silent. We meet the shadow that we cannot see, but only hear. She shows us around the strange forest where animals and magical creatures live. This is a journey of discovery in the dark.

The performers in this show are Maria H. Nygård, Caisa Strømmen Røstad and Ingeborg Karoline Spjelkavik Rød. They really succeed in getting the children involved in everything that happens, and everything they have to keep up with. This time, there were only 5 or 6 children, and almost more than 10 adults. Before it began, we were told that this was a show for younger people, and that we adults had to find our inner child to experience the magic of the show, and we did. To be honest, it wasn't just the younger ones who watched with excitement, waiting for instructions from the voice we heard. Everyone in the audience, young and old, was completely immersed in the new world.

The best thing about this show for me was the sound. As I said, we were given headphones before we went in, and I'm pretty sure it wouldn't have been the same experience without them. The music and voices we heard were in 3D sound, and therefore got our attention right away. Someone moving behind the bush to the right, or a bird flying overhead, it all sounded as good as real, and made most people in the room turn around several times to see if there was actually someone behind them.

"Not only that, but I think this way of performing the show is an easy way to capture the attention of the audience. The fact that those of us watching can go out onto the floor and interact with the plays makes the children realize that this is something they can take part in. It's not a show that says "look, but don't touch".

Finally, I have to say that there wasn't much in this performance that could have been better. The performance got everyone in the audience involved in everything that happened. If someone had asked me if this was worth seeing, I would have said yes. Not only for children, but also for adults. I think they can benefit from finding their younger selves from time to time, and not just be the boring adults sitting outside waiting for the performance to finish.

Overall, there were good actors/dancers, a cool sound system and many exciting effects. A bit of a shame that it only lasted half an hour.

Review of Linnèa Sandberg

Photo by Mariell Amélie Lind-Hansen