17:00 - 18:00
The rare and beautiful voice of Danish storytelling: Vigga Bro. The beloved storyteller and actress set the tone for the Storytelling Days.
NB: In Danish
H.C. Anderen's The Nightinggale
With Mads Vinding
World class bass player Mads Vinding has played all over the world and is highly admired for his work as a musician, composer and record producer. He joins the retelling of one of H. C. Andersen’s most beloved tales.
Retold by Lise Marie Seidelin Nedergaard.
Amir Mirzai: The best house in the world.
The Persian storyteller and journalist Amir Mirzai tells one of his father’s tales, accompanied by a drum and woven together with a Persian tale of a King, Sufi words of wisdom and song. A father sends his sons out into the world, telling them:” He who builds the best house will inherit everything when I am gone!” How the young men fare? You’ll only know, when Amir has told the tale ...
18:30 - 19:30
Torgrim Mellum Stene:
Song of the Sea Raven
Far, far to the North, where the midnight sun reigns, in treacherous waters, the sea ravens sing. Some say they are spirits, some say they are men, some say they can lead you to the land of Elf kin. A tale of hard seas, strong love and a paradise lost beneath the waves. By the great Norwegian storyteller, Torgrim Mellum Stene.
Fidaa Ataya: The Doma Tree and other Palestinian folktales.
Heroism, wisdom and humor. Chivalry and love. Envy, treason, demons and fantastic animals – the world of the Palestinian folktale is rich and wonderful. One of the people who work to revitalize storytelling and promote the knowledge of the Palestinian cultural heritage is the amazing storyteller Fidaa Ataya. Listen to her stories and join her on a journey in to the magic world of the folktale! In English
Fidaa Ataya: Kan Ya Makan …
Heroism, wisdom and humor. Chivalry and love. Envy, treason, demons and fantastic animals – the world of the Palestinian folktale is rich and wonderful. And before the age of the television these tales were told were people gathered inf the evenings or children were put to sleep. One of the people who work to revitalize storytelling and promote the knowledge of the Palestinian cultural heritage is the amazing storyteller Fidaa Ataya. Join her on a journey in to the magic world of the folktale! In English
20:00 - 21:00
Where the Bear Sleeps.
Nick has been awarded high honors in Finland for his work on their National Epic, Kalevala. Hear him tell the story of the stealing of the sun and moon, and their imprisonment in the northern mountain. Hear of Old Väino, who makes his harp of fishbones, and of the mighty smith Ilmarinen, who swings his hammer to forge a new light for the heavens!
Torgrim Mellum Stene and Amir Mirzai: Warstories.
War Stories is a performance about the personal story of Amir Mirzai and our collective understanding of war.
When Amir came as a fugitive to Norway in 1987 he brought with him his experiences of war in Iran and Afghanistan, tales about being a soldier and a fugitive, - and a memory full of traditional tales from classical Persian mythology. Tales of war, battle, conflict. Of heroes, victors and losers. Torgrim Mellum Stene is co-telling with Amir, as a Western viewpoint into this complex and many-faceted story. War Stories is a constant balance act between the dark and the humorous, the tragic and the burlesque, the concrete and the poetic.
Nick Hennessey: The Ruined House of Skin
“The hag, a ruined house of skin and bone, sits winding up a thread. It is a thread that draws us slowly, inevitably into the withering arms of age. It is our ruin. But on her tongue is a song, on her breath is the fragrance of truth.” A story of a great search and the ultimate journey. Wild Irish mythology reconfigured, laying bare our thirst for truth. Elemental, poetic, moving. And told be the internationally renowned storyteller, folk singer and musician Nick Hennessey.