THURSDAY 4 NOVEMBER
Duration: 50 min
Price: € 12.50
About the show:
“Stories of isolation and searching for the way out”
Heidi Dahlsveen brings a storytelling performance about the unmasked isolation.
Isolation is a motif that can be often found in Norwegian folk tales, and this performance wonders why someone would want to isolate themselves, what happens during an isolation, and how to get out of it, without losing face.
The audience will hear several stories, traditional and personal, intertwined together. The storyteller comes from a small island in Norway and has grown up in isolation herself. The nearest neighbour was an old man married to a witch who turned out to be a fairy, and the old man on the other hand… Well, come see the show to find out!
Mimesis Heidi Dahlsveen has worked as a storyteller since 1996 both nationally and abroad. She has participated in a number of international festivals and in two EU projects that deal with oral storytelling, and toured internationally with her performances.
She is the associate professor in oral storytelling at Oslomet – metropolitan university in Oslo, Norway and has published books on the subject. She has written several academic articles on oral storytelling, where she uses artistic research as an input to understand oral storytelling and narratives.
Her focus is on letting the traditional narratives shed light on contemporary themes. She is currently participating in her third EU project: Common future, common ground – a project that looks at how narratives are used to stigmatize and polarize and how narrative can be used in conflicts. She is also a member of the research group “Art in society”.
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