Forgotten Simone Grøtte

I ask my granddad what sound he remembers best from the war. He answers “The hatch that was battened down above us when the torpedo alarm sounded.” Granddad recounts how at the age of eleven he was taken from his home and forcibly evacuated on the German ship Karl Arp. Why hadn’t I heard about this before? Why hadn’t I asked?

The contemporary dance performance FORGOTTEN digs into the collective and individual memory of World War 2, in which Northern Norway and its inhabitants were hit particularly hard.
Through authentic sound recordings, objects and movements the performance seeks to explore the mysterious nature of memory, trauma, survival and hope.
To lose, to forget, to repress and recall. And to try to rise again.


Concept / direction / choreography Simone Grøtte
Composer / sound design Herman Rundberg
Set design Mari Lotherington
Costume design / tailoring Else Ciljan Jakobsen
Caroline Evju
Lighting design Tor Ditlevsen
Historic consultant Arvid Petterson
Directing consultant Katrine Strøm
Mask Ole Elias Høve
Dancers Hanne Svenning
Karianne Andreassen
Dag Rune Sjøli /Magnus Haals
Åsne Storli
Henriette Hamli
Antero Hein
Musicians The Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra
Kristian Olstad
Herman Rundberg
Vocals Mari Boine 
Ola Bremnes
Inger Márja Eira
The Sami children choir
Supported by The Arctic Arts Festival
The Norwegian Arts Council
Fond for lyd og bilde
Fond for utøvende kunstnere
Dansearena nord

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