Pernille Germansen, Pernille Abildgren Pedersen, Teresa Zatko Pedersen, Charlotte Marie Hermann & Anna Nordstrøm Thune Olsen

Student thesis: Termpaper


This project seeks to investigate how a fairy tale can be transformed into an participative event for children with the means of scenography and narrativity. Therefore the project seeks to shed light on narrative structures and how these can be transferred to an interactive performance. More explicitly, how we can transfer the content of a narrative from one discourse to another and still maintain the original narrative structure. The focus lies on the traditional fairy tale The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen. Here the audience, which consists of two classes from primary school, is invited into the recreated universes of the fairy tale and becomes a part of the narrative through interaction and participation. In order to create such an event it was necessary to investigate terms such as narrativity, atmosphere, sensory perception, immersion and scenography. All these terms are closely related to each other as we try to create immersion into our narrative through scenography. The scenography both involves and addresses our audience through their sensual perception and immerses them further through the atmospheres prevailing in the universes. We conclude that both staying true to the original fairy tale’s universes and creating detailed complete installations appealing to the audiences senses contributed greatly to the immersion of the audience.

EducationsPerformance-design, (Bachelor/Graduate Programme) Undergraduate or graduate
Publication date18 Dec 2014
SupervisorsUlrik Schmidt


  • Scenografi
  • Narrativitet