Aug
19
Mon
Song of the Sea Raven (Odense, DK)
Aug 19 @ 18:30 – 19:30

Far, far to the North, where the midnight sun reigns, in treacherous waters, the sea ravens sing. Some say they are spirits, some say they are men, some say they can lead you to the land of elfkin.

A tale of hard seas, strong love and a paradise lost beneath the waves.

The performance is part of the programme of Internationale Fortælledage in Odense, Denmark.

Aug
20
Tue
War Stories (Odense, DK)
Aug 20 @ 20:00 – 21:30

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Hati Tonbak (Navaye Del)
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War Stories is a performance based on the true story of Amir Mirzai who came as a fugitive to Norway in 1987. He didn’t come alone, but in the company of experiences of and stories about war in Iran and Afghanistan, tales about being a soldier and a fugitive, and many other traditional tales from classical Persian mythology; tales of war, battle, conflict. Tales of heroes, victors and losers.

War Stories is a performance about Amir’s personal story and our collective understanding of war. When the war between Iran and Iraq broke out in 1980, Amir suddenly found himself in the centre of events that would have significance for the entire world. Torgrim Mellum Stene is co-telling the story with Amir, as a Western viewpoint into this complex and many-faceted story.

War Stories creates new and unexpected ideas about a conflict from our recent past, while more generally also revealing the true nature of war. During the performance, Torgrim and Amir will tell stories from the war that never before have been told. War Stories is a constant balance act between the dark and the humorous, the tragic and the burlesque, the concrete and the poetic.

Excellent performance art inspires enthusiasm and sucks you right in. War Stories brought me to places I’ve never been and never thought I would see. The performance is a true gem, and like most gems I’ve discovered, it’s emotional power really took me by surprise. You attend a play with documentary ambitions expecting something slow-paced; ‘food for thought’. War Stories is more than that. Amir Mirzai and Torgrim Mellum Stene enraptures the audience, moving them from laughter to tears. Congratulations! This was a great and important theatre experience from a conflict and an area that till now has seemed like grey and unavailable news fodder.
Olav Njaastad, Documentary film maker and journalist, NRK (Norwegian National Broadcasting).

Some stories are better live than on film or television. It’s an impressive story, impressively told – it’s both greatly entertaining and filled with serious depth. People should go and see this.
– Gjermund Stenberg Eriksen, Script writer.

Director: Øystein U. Brager Script: Amir Mirzai in cooperation with Torgrim Mellum Stene and Marie Ulsberg. Design and Layout: Mæhsa Mirhossein/Albatrass (Ingunn Christensen) Photography: Ravn Heggerud Music: Nava-ye Del.
Produced by: Albatrass (Marie Ulsberg).
Supported by: The Norwegian Arts Council, Fritt Ord, Spenn.no & FFUK

 

Sep
28
Sat
The Fantastic Mr. Fox (Oslo, NO)
Sep 28 @ 12:00 – 12:30


Every night Mr. Fox sneaks down from his den under the oak tree and into the enormous farms at the bottom of the valley to steal food for himself and his family.

One day the three farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean have had enough. They decide to join forces to get rid of Mr. Fox once and for all.

But Mr. Fox is smarter and more fantastic than the farmers have given him credit for…

Suitable for children 4 years and up.

Storyteller Torgrim Mellum Stene and musician Morten Minothi Kristiansen have made a lively and interactive version of Roald Dahl’s famous tale.

In this version, the audience become the children of Mr. and Ms. Fox and take part in the race against the three farmers. Who will win in the end?

The performance is a commissioned work by Deichmanske Library and premiered at the Oppsal division in October 2016. Supported by Lion’s Club and The Municipality of Oslo.

Oct
26
Sat
The Fantastic Mr. Fox (Nittedal, NO)
Oct 26 @ 12:00 – 12:30


Every night Mr. Fox sneaks down from his den under the oak tree and into the enormous farms at the bottom of the valley to steal food for himself and his family.

One day the three farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean have had enough. They decide to join forces to get rid of Mr. Fox once and for all.

But Mr. Fox is smarter and more fantastic than the farmers have given him credit for…

Suitable for children 4 years and up.

Storyteller Torgrim Mellum Stene and musician Morten Minothi Kristiansen have made a lively and interactive version of Roald Dahl’s famous tale.

In this version, the audience become the children of Mr. and Ms. Fox and take part in the race against the three farmers. Who will win in the end?

The performance is a commissioned work by Deichmanske Library and premiered at the Oppsal division in October 2016. Supported by Lion’s Club and The Municipality of Oslo.