Workshop “Skaldic tools – a workshop based on tools the skalds used in Norse mythology”

Teacher: Mimesis Heidi Dahlsveen



Duration: 180 min

Start: 14:00

End: 17:00

Location: Studio

Price: € 45

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

About the workshop:

Explore the tools used by the Nordic skalds (bards) in a practical way. The workshop consists of exercises and is best suited for experienced storytellers. You will work with your own material, it can be any kind of story you prefer.



Mimesis Heidi Dahlsveen has worked as a storyteller since 1996 both 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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