Crown of the World

Blood, fire and contemplation
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Hovedoya Monastery 1157.
A young Cistercian monk wakes up and walks on bare feet to the morning mass.
It is today. Always today.

Crown of the World is a storytelling performance made for the monastery ruins on the island of Hovedoya in the Oslo fjord. We follow the monk Daniel on his path from mass to work to food break to sleep, while his thoughts and senses wander between past and future, legends and history and the feeling of rough stone against the palm of his hand.

The performance is a commissioned work made by Norsk Lyd- og Blindeskriftsbibliotek (The Norwegian Library of Sound- and Braille-books) in 2011.

Script: Torgrim Mellum Stene based on the history of Hovedoya and Christian legends.

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