The work is largely drawn on materials and characters from Good Times for the evil ones inspired by Georg Johannesen. The work is largely drawn […]
The work is largely drawn on materials and characters from Good Times for the evil ones, a previous ensemble production by Grenland Friteater, inspired by the writings of Norwegian poet and scholar Georg Johannesen. It will present his work in four parts or movements like in a musical piece:
First movement – Autumn (Adagio): takes us into China during the Táng dynasty through the words of master poet Tu Fu. The topics are “unpoetic”:
Fall, age, war, famine, disease lack of emotion, spiritual emptiness, resignation, indifference.
Second movement – Winter (Allegro ma non troppo): takes place in Norway during the fifties and has the form of a cabaret. The singer/performer sings of the
Third movement – Spring (Scherzo): The scherzo is more directly concerned with the political situation in Norway and takes advantage of the satirical power of Georg Johannesen: “Of all the people in the whole world it is the Norwegians who have dreamt the most beautiful dream about life”.
Fourth movement – Summer (Allegro con brio): places us in the garden of greek philosopher Epicurus with the motto: Do not fear death, do not fear God. Pleasure will then be easily found, pain easily overcome.
The performance is presented in English.
“An old thought: The world is a theatre.
An old thought; The world is a theatre where only angels are allowed to be indifferent spectators.
The rest of us are “thin air”: hipokrits (hypocrites, roles).”
Actor: Geddy Aniksdal
Director: Tor Arne Ursin
Text: Georg Johannesen
Music: Guttorm Guttormsen
Montage: Tor Arne Ursin and Geddy Aniksdal
Light design: Jean-Vincent Kerebel
Costume/shadows: Gerd Christiansen
Technician: Leila Sunniva Berg
Translations: Geddy Aniksdal, Tor Arne Ursin and Roger Jeffs
Photo: Danny Twang
Producer: Hans Petter Eliassen
Premiére: Porsgrunn, 18.mai 1997