BARK is a poetic, spectacular and thought provoking contemporary circus performance for a forest, an audience, and five performing artists. Played site-specifically in and with your local forest, BARK is about reconnecting with each other and with nature. The forest, the soil and the trees are the main characters of the performance, and co-create the piece together with the performers, climate scientists and outside eyes.

The performance combines a physical expression of group acrobatics, vertical dance, dance and physical theatre with contemporary soundscapes and poetic text, all performed up in, between, with and around the trees. Through being nature, reconnecting, and living utopia, BARK aims to convey a sensory experience that can change perspectives on our human natures, as a part of the biosphere.

BARK premiered May 7th and tours Denmark, Sweden and Finland by bike during the summer and autumn of 2021 with a stop at NORDISKT LJUS. 

The performance is included in all festival tickets. 

Idea & Concept:

Heidi Miikki (FI), Abigael Winsvold (NO), David Eisele (DE), Frøydis Dahlø (NO) and Emma Langmoen (NO)


Heidi Miikki (FI), Abigael Winsvold (NO), David Eisele (DE), Frøydis Dahlø (NO) and William Yazaki (DK)

Outside eyes:

Rebecca Tiger (SE) og Karen O'Brien (NO/US)

Practical information:

Bring outdoor clothes + be prepared to be in touch with nature in all kinds of weather

The performance is unfortunately not accessible for large baby strollers or wheelchairs

In total you will walk about 2 km walk / 70 min

Language: English + Norwegian