Performance Art Bergen


Join us for an event of Performance aimed towards children at Verftet (USF) December 9th.

Performance Art Bergen invites you all to PAB local at Verftet- USF`s family day. This is the last PAB local of the year, an event where members has had the opportunity to show performances in various venues and events in Bergen. PAB local USF family day, aiming towards the younger audience with performance for children, combines a number of artists; artists Kirsty Kross - Ninjas of Bergen and performance improvisation by Anette Friedrich Johannesen, Hans Christian Van Nijkerk, Mari Nordahl and Jan Egil Finne. A long with the performances, Verftet will be full of activities for families and children. It will be buzzing with not only Performance, but also dance, a concert with Bajazz and much more.

Program for the whole event is at the bottom of this text - or see facebook:


Performance impro with colour, joy, laughter and play!
Time: 11 - 12.00 Location: Borggården and outside - Free
By: Jan Egil Finne, Hans Christian Van Nijkerk, Mari Nordahl and Anette F. Johannessen
A performance with a firework of intuitive performances, where we as a group together will create colours, joy, laughter and play. The performance is an open invitation to fantasize around actions that do not quite belong in the everyday life. It is an exploration of what to do and how to be, both with other people and with objects or materials.


Coral Troat Family Christmas
Time: 12.00 - 14.30 Place: Borggården - Free
By: KirstyKross-

Kirsty Kross comes from a fishing family in Queensland - Australia. The coral trout lives in the threatened Great Barrier Reaf (Australia). The fish is neon orange and blue. At Verftet Kirsty will invite you to experience the coral troats Christmas tree, find your very own mask to wear, have a place where you can be photographed, and play with the colours of orange and blue. Here, children and adults will be able to participate in different ways along with the colourful figurine. A good reminder that even in Christmas times it is important to take care of the the environment.

The performance at Verftet is about being attentive, both of the fish, the body and the future. It will definitely engage children and their families. It will be humours, yet with a serious topic that will appeal to the larger group.


Gulrot av Mari Nordahl
Tid: 13.15 - 14.15

Mari Nordahl sin underfundige skapning har ingen armar. kun munnen og bena er synlig. Derfor kan den ikke se noen ting som helst og roter seg bort i litt forskjellige forviklinger mens den prøver å utforske verden rundt seg. "Gulrot" liker godt gulrøtter, og på USF familiedager vil den lete etter gullerøtter. Men fordi mange gulerøtter gir vondt i magen, vil skapninga forsøke å synge, plystre, og så vil den blåse opp ballonger, oransje ballonger. Sidan skapningen ikkje har hender, blir alt komplisert og ballongene vil blåse bort, der ballongprompelyd kan forekomme.

Here is the whole program for the USF family day at Verftet December 9th:

11.00 - 15.00 Disco / Smokership. Free
11.00 - 12.00 PAB local performance for children - performance impro with colour, joy, laughter and play by Jan Egil Finne, Hans Christian Van Nijkerk, and Anette F Johannessen / Borggården and outside. Free
11-00 - 14.45 Facial painting with Jasmine Børresen / Røkeriet. Free
11.00 - 15.00 Portrait photo with OK Photo. For the whole family! NOK 100
- Have your photos taken in a photo studio with professional help and get the result sent digitally.
11.00 - 15.00 Cartoon shop with Juan Zamora (guest artist from Spain). Drop-in, suitable for everyone (with the help of parents for the smaller ones). Free
11.00 - 15.00 create what you want in airborne clay and take it home; with Siri Haaskjold / room 143 on the dock. From 5 years. 50 kr.
11.30 - 12.00 Yoga for children with Kjersti Næss. From 3 years old and accompanied by an adult. Free
11.30 - 13.15 Polar Presses (Robert Zemeckis, USA, 2004) / Cinemateket. Recommended from 7 years. 30 kr
12.15 - 12.45 Yoga for children with Kjersti Næss. From 3 years old and accompanied by an adult. Free
12.30 - 13.30 Concert Bajazz: Mads Bervens Christmas party, suitable for everyone. 90 kr
12.00 - 14.30 PAB local performance for children - Kirsty Kross Coral Trout Family Christmas / Borggården. Free
13.15 - 14.30 PAB local performance for children - The creature "Carrot" - Mari Nordahl
14.00 - 15.00 Concert Bajazz: Mads Bervens Christmas party, suitable for everyone. 90 kr

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Other news:


PAB album have been released.

PABalbum#3 - an inspiring report through documentation of visual arts performance, and a summary of work that performance artists as members of PAB have done in recent months both inside and outside PAB-related events.
PAB’s goal is to strengthen and make visible performance art by arranging academic forums, workshops, festivals and international exchanges. Are you interested to receive PAB album at youre mail send contactinformation to

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Big thanks to everyone involved in the History Will Be Kind To Me For I Intend To Perform It project and It's Personal this weekend! We are honoured to have been part of this amazing experience.

Thanks to Kunstgarasjen and KMD for hosting us, to the artists involved,to our team and assistants, the photographers and of course our audience!

Also, massive thanks to Jennie Klein who came over to write about the Bergen International Performance Festival.
You can read about all of our events the past week here: