I am Lise Hovik, an artist and researcher within performing arts for and with young children, and a professor of drama and theatre since 2020. In 2004 I established my theatre company Teater Fot where my artistic research has focused on playing, improvising, musical communication, affect and in later years the post humanist approach to both art and research. I have been working as a drama and theatre teacher and lecturer at Queen Maud College of Early Childhood Education, DMMH since 1996, and defended my Ph.D with an artistic research project The Red Shoes Project at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU, department of Art and media studies in 2014. I have been writing along the theatre production processes and are especially interested in the entanglements of theories and art practices, metholological questions and philosophy.
Main artistic research projects:
2008-10: De Røde Skoene / The Red Shoes Project, a performance project for children under 3 years of age, investigating young children´s interaction within different performance formats.
2012-18: Du skal få høre fuglesang / You will hear birdsong, a trilogy which is still touring, researching interactive dramaturgies in performing arts for children.
2017-21: Verken fugl eller fisk / Neither fish nor fowl. Research on the significance of affect in theatre for Early Years in a posthumanist perspective. Affect is investigated both in philosophical, emotional and (new) materialist terms. This artistic research process is documented as work-in-progress in RC, presenting the various performances of the project: Baby Becomings (2018), Animalium (2019), Sky and Sea (2020).
More information on the company, the performances and the research project on our website www.teaterfot.no.