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038 BE RGE N INTE RN AT I ON AL FE STIVAL 2016 F E ST IV IT IE S FEST I VI T I ES mtd ú B E RG E N IN T E RN AT ION A L F E ST IVA L 2 01 6 0 39 ​Water Fools Outdoor Norwegian premiere L IL L E LU N G E GÅ RDSVA N N DAT E / T IME Saturday 04 June at 24:00 DU RAT ION 0:50 A DDIT ION A L IN FORMAT ION Purchase tickets in advance to save time. You can borrow headphones upon presenting your ticket. Headphones can be picked up from 21:00, and should be returned after the concert. You cannot use your own headphones. Water Fools pre-concert warm up at Festspillplassen from 21:00. T IC K E T Standard: 100 BT Fordel: 50 % discount 038 #FE STSPILLEN E16 Water theatre fills Lille Lungegårdsvann with wild, surreal and whimsical scenes in the darkness of night. Water Fools is a production where the French theatre company Ilotopie blurs the line between fantasy and reality. A man wakes one morning to discover that his head is on fire. Soon he finds himself on an epic journey where everyday things become mystical creatures. Wonderful sights, flames and light reflect in the water and create dream-like scenes. Water brings life to horizons and open spaces. Water, like mountains and forests, is a reservoir for the fantasy. These shimmering surfaces are unspoilt sanctuaries where town dwellers can allow themselves to be seduced into a perception of what can be found beyond the urbane. The French theatre company Ilotopie sees water with all its mythologies and associations as a new arena on which to play. They find energy in the water’s primeval and continuously flowing form. The music, composed by Phil Spectrum, is classically inspired but also dark and carnivallike with fusions of opera and electronica. The dramaturgy and choreography in the performance are built around Spectrum’s original music. Lighting and pyrotechnics intensify the imaginative scenes in a performance that follows the short-lived, dramatic and utopic