Grønlandsūtraen (The Greenland Sūtra) (NO)

Premiere of a work by Fredrik Høyer directed by Mattis Herman Nyquist!

Written and performed by Fredrik Høyer. Based on the collection of poetry Grønlandsūtraen, published by Fanfare forlag as part of the project Ferdigsnakka. (Photo: Mattis Herman Nyquist)

Written and performed by Fredrik Høyer. Based on the collection of poetry Grønlandsūtraen, published by Fanfare forlag as part of the project Ferdigsnakka. (Photo: Mattis Herman Nyquist)

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SEPTEMBER 21st, 22nd, 23rd AND 24th
Nationaltheatret at Torshov

The performance will be performed in Norwegian.
Duration: 1 hour (without intermission).

How to create meaning, when the whole world is a big "huh?"

There are at least fifty words for "snow" in Greenland. In the melting pot outside the subway and the Deli de Luca, there is a swarm of voices – a place in the little country of Norway where you can meet the whole world. Here you wander in a state of unease, the same thoughts spinning around in your mind. You pull the hood over your head and play a song. Not to think about it anymore. But it is already in motion.

Grønlandsūtraen (The Greenland Sūtra) is written and performed by the writer and poet Fredrik Høyer. The piece is adapted for the stage by Mattis Herman Nyquist, in his directorial debut. The monologue is based on the collection of poetry by the same name, published as a book and vinyl record under the literary concept Ferdigsnakka

In Grøndlandsūtraen (The Greenland Sūtra) the theme is recycling: The main character's worries and anxiety about the state of the world are something that come and go, as if in a loop. We hear and talk about the same things, again and again. Is it even possible to break out of negative spirals, vicious circles, the pattern of everyday life? Is it possible to connect all the loose words and thoughts, the fragmentary and the broken, and create meaning in chaos? And what is action, and what is just talk?

Fredrik Høyer is a Norwegian writer and poet from Drammen who lives in Oslo. He is best known for his eclectic spoken-word poetry performances, where he combines elements from rap, literature and theatre. Fredrik Høyer debuted as a novelist i 2014 with Månehund & fatter’n, published by Aschehoug forlag.

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— Liv Ullmann
This year’s cultural experience so far! Absolutely outstanding! Unique! Masterfully and glass clearly communicated about the things we all are thinking, but not saying. A text that oozes quality and good taste. Simply damn good. Go see!
— Anders Baasmo Christiansen
I think the performance was fantastic. It’s been long since I’ve seen anything so uncomfortable, that still warms the heart.
— Chirag Rashmikant Patel (Karpe Diem)
 

Festival performances:
21. SEPTEMBER 18:00
22. SEPTEMBER 18:00
23. SEPTEMBER 20:00
24. SEPTEMBER 18:00

DIRECTOR
Mattis Herman Nyquist
Mattis Herman Nyquist is an actor at Nationaltheatret, trained at Statens teaterhøgskole. He has played at Det Norske Teatret, Rogaland Teater and Riksteatret, received the Hedda Award for best actor, and has acted in several film and TV productions. I 2015 he debuted as a novelist with Det er jeg som er Torvald, published by Aschehoug.


Lighting designer: Øyvind Wangensteen. Composer/Sound designer: Gaute Tønder. Produced by: Høyer/Nyquist.

 


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