Theatre in selection
De Elendige by Artilleriet
Adaption of Victor Hugo´s novel Les Miserables
An adaption and a juxtaposition of the story of Jean Valjean and the true story of immigrant Khalid Ahmed who came to Norway with false ID, became a local politician, and who was sent out of Norway after 10 years in the country after he was discovered.
Artilleriet Produksjoner Regi: Thomas Holtermann Østgaard Music and composition: Jørgen Skjulstad Scenography: Quiet ensemble Costume design: Marianne StrangerProjektormapping: Mads Faste Liang Nilsen Film: Thomas A. Østbye Light design: Olav Nordhagen Voice over: Torleif Kippersund Dramaturgy: Elin Amundsen Grinaker
I Cloni by Lisa Lie/PONR
“The holy fool rising up against bourgeois values and its own self seriousness. The fool with its irrational contact with the holy and practices its faith in such a paradox way, that the opposite of what is supposed to happen is manifested.”
I Cloni looks at the longing for someone or something bigger and stronger, and touches questions about the need for religion and mystisism in a seemingly rational age loosing its bearings. We question the existence of something better, wiser, purer, that can save us. Kan we laugh at our helplessness while we realize that this entity does not exist, and that the dead, when summoned, only offer advice on interior decorating – which really points to there not being any higher truth or meaning to stretch out your arms and minds after, and that the responsibility we refuse to shoulder, is draped heavily over us while we are hunting for grandmothers in a Peter Pan-ish attempt never to grow up.
More info: www.lisalie.no
The norwegian newspaper Dagbladet writes that some scenes “(…) makes one think of the paintings ofGoya, the way the would have looked if they were re-invented by Monty Python.
BLUE MOTELL by Lisa Lie/PONR
The performance is inspired by Bakthin and his book on Rabelais featuring the (idea of) the old carnival traditions and "the other life" of the people ( the carnival as something one lives), that we in the protestant north has precious little contact with, but a great need for. The performance becomes a living organism suggesting a different approach to impulse control and cruelty, the connection between ecstasy and cruelty being the main center point of both carnival and ecstatic religion. The show problematizes the longing for belonging to or giving oneself over to a group or event, and the conflicting need for control.
Ivar performed several parts, co-created and co-wrote the the performance which won the National Theatre Award Heddaprisen for Special Artistic Effort/Særlig kunstnerisk innsats. Blue Motell was also nominated for Best Stage Text and Best co-actor.
Concept and directions: Lisa Lie Text: Lisa Lie / PONR Scenography and costumes: Maja Nilsen Lighting design: Steffen Telstad Sound: Mikael Gullikstad/Anders Schille Producer: Randi Martine Brockmann Actors and co-creators: Ivar Furre Aam, Kenneth Homstad, Helga Kristine Edvindsen og Lisa Lie Outside-eye: Kate Pendry Dramaturge: Elin Amundsen Grinaker/Elisabeth Egseth Hansen Supported by: The Norwegian Art Council, Sør-Trøndelag fylkeskommune, Trondheim municipality Co-production: Trøndelag teater og Black Box Teater Thanks to: Sjøbygda kunstnerhus og Sjelereiser v/Rita Sande
“A humorous and cruel insight into a completely different reality” – Review of Blue Motell- Klassekampen (22/4- 2013)
“Blue Motell is an absurd and utterly fabulous show, where philosophy as well as fairytales and myths are weaved into each other. It is hysterically funny in a deeply serious, and at times disturbing, way.» From the nomination-text for Best stage art, Natt & Dag (2015)
Overs.: Olav Torbjørn Skare
Regi: Yannis Houvardas
Scenografi: Johannes Schütz
Kostyme: Nora Furuholmen
Lys: Franz David
Musiker: Trond Akerø Kleven
Med: Petronella Barker, Jørgen Langhelle, Hanne Skille Reitan, Ivar Furre Aam, Nils Golberg Mulvik, Birgitte Larsen, Issaka Sawadogo, Hanna Wozene Kvam.
"Hanne Skille Reitan and Ivar Furre Aam plays the youths with a puppy-like playfulness that evokes laughters and troubles the audience"
- Therese Bjørneboe, Aftenposten.