PREMIERE 7.SEPTEMBER 2017 at Hålogaland Teater/The Arctic Theatre, Tromsø (NO)


In 2008, an old dream of the United Nations finally saw the light: on the island of Svalbard, one of the safest and most peaceful places in the world, a large warehouse was built 120 meters insidse a mountain. In the middle of the “permafrost”, a thick layer of soil that never melts, the Global Seed Vault was established. Since its opening eight years ago, 840.000 samples of seeds have been deposited in the Vault.

The seed is a source of life, the beginning of everything, and the Vault (also known as the “Doomsday Vault”) represents the need to protect it at all costs. As long as there are seeds, there is hope; everything that die, could blossom once again. These resting in the depth of a mountain close to the north pole, could one day save the world.


Creative Team:  

ChoreographerIna Christel Johannessen (Zero Visibility Corp)

Multimedia Artists: Feng Jiangzhou and Zhang Lin, Sifenlv New Media (CHN)

Original idea: Inger Buresund, Artistic Director at The Arctic Theatre

Music: Stray Dogs (BE)

Stage design: Kristin Torp/Graa Hverdag AS (NO)

Costumes: Kathrine Tolo /Norsk Kunststoff AS (NO)

Light design: Nico Benz (NO)

Dancers: Line Tørmoen (NO), Valtteri Raekallio (FIN), Daniel Whiley (UK), Fan Luo (CHN).Pia Elton Hammer (NO), Ole Kristian Tangen (NO)


Produced by:

Hålogaland Teater/The Arctic Theatre (NO),Ibsen International, Beijing (CHN), Zero Visibility Corp(NO)

Production Manager: Kirsti Ulvestad, (Zero Visibility Corp)


Dansens Hus, Oslo, (NO)

La Briqueterie, Paris (FR)

Arts Printing House, Vilnius (LT)

International touring:

Lene Bang, International Relations, Zero Visibility Corp

Touring in China:

Fabrizio Massini, Executive Producer, Ibsen International

Photo and video: Yaniv Cohen