I am Lise Hovik, an artist and researcher within the field of children´s art and theatre. I established the theatre company Teater Fot in 2004. The works and productions are mainly children´s theatre, and theatre for the very young especially. My research has been focused on musical communication between performers and young children.
I have been working as a drama and theatre teacher at Queen Maud College of Early Childhood Education, DMMH since 1996. In May 2014 I defended my Ph.D thesis on theatre for the very young, The Red Shoes Project at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU, department of Art and media studies. The Ph.d.-project was an artistic research project within an academic program of aesthetics.
Main artistic research projects:
2008-10: De Røde Skoene / The Red Shoes Project, a performance project for children under 3 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: Verken fugl eller fisk / Neither fish nor fowl. Research on the significance of affect, both in philosophical, emotional and material terms.
The process of research will be documented in RC.
More information on the company, the performances and the research project on our website www.teaterfot.no.