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
|Lighting design||Tor Ditlevsen|
|Historic consultant||Arvid Petterson|
|Directing consultant||Katrine Strøm|
|Mask||Ole Elias Høve|
Dag Rune Sjøli /Magnus Haals
|Musicians||The Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra
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
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