Artist: Mimesis Heidi Dahlsveen



Duration: 50 min

Start: 21:30

End: 22:20

Location: Studio

Price: € 12.50

*Since we are in a theatre, we will ask for your COVID QR-code at the entrance.

About the show:


“Identity & The fragility of goodness – a research-based performance”


In this research-based storytelling performance, Mimesis Heidi Dahlsveen is telling a Nordic folk tale that deals with abuse and being who you really should be. The folk tale alternates with personal stories about searching for an identity, or maybe even several identities. In addition to telling the stories, Mimesis Heidi Dahlsveen discusses goodness based on Martha Nussbaum’s The Fragility of Goodness.



Mimesis Heidi Dahlsveen has worked as a storyteller since 1996 both at national 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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