steirischer herbst
Verdensteatret (N)
Concert for Greenland
33% Theatre
33% Installation
33% Music

Someone who looks like a sailor mumbles something incomprehensible to himself, someone else nods. Sound blows like the wind. Far away, flotsam moves around like a troll, like a nocturnal animal, a seal perhaps. “Concert for Greenland” is archaic, arctic shadow and picture theatre, as if it were centuries old and yet an up-to-the-minute audio-visual, electro-musical composition: sound art, video, language, robotics, age-old cultural technologies and hi-tech, it is all one. But above all, this theatre piece, a concert and an installation and a choreography, takes us on a sentimental, but never soupy journey through the improbable, lonely scenery of Greenland.
“Concert for Greenland” reflects the places actually visited on this journey as a distant memory, as a dream, as an unconscious experience. And, at the same time, it is an entertaining expedition that takes us on a walk around an unknown landscape of sound, pictures and language with subtle humour. An orchestral piece and yet not a piece of music, but rather a spatial composition.
The Norwegian Verdensteatret unites artists from all disciplines – the characteristic trait of their work is the unusual, often surprising use of new technologies in an intimate dialogue with traditional means of artistic expression.


"Flotsam of the Future" (Jon Refsdal-Moe, published in herbst magazine)

Supported by Art Council Norway, The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Music Information Center Norway

German-language première

Sat 23/09, Sun 24/09, Sat 07/10, 19.30 & Fri 06/10, 21.00
Dom im Berg

Talk following the second performance

Dom im Berg
By and with
Asle Nilsen, Lisbeth J. Bodd, Håkon Lindbäck, Piotr Pajchel, Petter Steen, Ali Djabbary, Per F. Basse, Corinne Campos, Øyvind B. Lyse, Lars Øyno, Morten Pettersen, Bergmund Skaslien & Trond Lossius

Artistic directors
Lisbeth J. Bodd & Asle Nilsen