Deep Dive into the Ocean

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Deep Dive into the Ocean

The challenges raised at NTNU’s Ocean Week and at the science festival The Big Challenge have engaged children and youth at the Trondheim municipal School of Performing Arts, and they have been invited to participate in the events and explore the challenges that the oceans are faced with today.

The pupils have been studying and interpreting aquatic animals and flora and creating exciting art works in a variety of techniques, ranging from traditional drawing, painting, and ceramics to creative reuse of garbage. The pupils at the municipal School of Performing Arts are highly concerned and engaged in the global challenges of climate change and pollution. Mythological stories and narratives have been resurrected and gained new relevance. The result is a comprehensive installation where corals, tropical fish and new strange species of plastic are some of the ingredients.

Visual Arts at the Trondheim municipal School of Performing Arts (TKK) has approximately 300 pupils, ranging from the age of 7 – 20 years. In the year 2018/19 the focus has been on the topic of the ocean, in collaboration with the classes of music and scenography. During Ocean Week we presented a part of the study project on the topic of the ocean by 10 pupils in the scenography course. The pupils of Singing are working on the opera Dido and Aeneas, the class of Circus have been working on the show Dråpen and the Theater class has performed Havfruen at Trøndelag Teater.

Trondheim municipal School of Performing Arts have been collaborating with the Trondheim Academy of Fine Art for many years. This year the School of Performing Arts have been invited to participate in the NTNU’s science festival The Big Challenge and we will exhibit the results from the studies of the oceans with more than 1000 art works in Galleri KIT, from June 11 – 17, 2019. You are very welcome!

 

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