Hello Hauge

Premiére date18 Sep. 2008
Produced byVisjoner Teater
AudienceYouth, Adults
Audience size1700
Number of events8
LanguageNorwegian
ExpressionsMultidisciplinary, Music
Running period14 Sep. 2008  
Duration1 time
WebsiteVisjoner Teater

About Hello Hauge

The commission work Hello Hauge by Visjoner Teater had its opening night during the opening of the Poetry Festival in Ulvik September 18 2008, connected to the 100 year jubilee celebration of the poet Olav H. Hauge. Hello Hauge was produced by Visjoner Teater.

Performers: Juni Dahr with the musicians Tore Brunborg and Thomas Strønen. Producer: Marianne Roland

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    Press review

    "The concert performance Hello Hauge is like gourmet food for the soul."

    Oppland Arbeiderblad, Annika Birkelund, September 15 2008

    "The performance of Hello Hauge spellbound a large audience"

    Hordaland, Sigrid Seim, September 20 2008,

    "The musical level is as high as the high-rising mountain Vassfjøro in the horizon behind."

    Bergens Tidende,

    "After sitting silent as mice for almost an hour, the audience broke into warm and long applause for a different poetry night."

    Budstikka, Eira Kjernlie, November 27 2008

    "The event was well attended. The second half of the reading came courtesy of a three-piece jazz-folk-fusion trio from Norway's Vision Theatre Company. Tore Brunborg and Thomas Stronen provided sax and percussion while Juni Dahr vocalized many of Hauge's poems. Dahr's vocal range and her expressive stage manner really brought the poems to life. The performance also gave a rare opportunity for Beijing audiences to hear the unique texture of Hauge's original Norwegian. That texture – both earthy like the soil on which Hauge grew his apples, and pulsating, not unlike the sea that surrounds his country – is impossible to emulate with ease in either English or Chinese. But now at least, readers in both languages have a place to start digging."

    Paper Republic, a Beijing-based English website: Stacey Duff

    More about Hello Hauge

    Hello Hauge by Visjoner Teater: Together Juni Dahr, Tore Brunborg and Thomas Strønen have composed this concert performance springing out from texts by Olav H. Hauge.

    Hello Hauge visited Beijing and Shanghai in March/April 2009, after having been invited to China by the embassy connected to the book launch of texts by Olav H. Hauge, translated to Chinese. The production also has been performed in different Norwegian locations.

    Hello Hauge is a crossover project in which music and text are elements on equal footing, they slide over and under and into each other and are wrestling with one another.

    Hello Hauge was supported by Arts Council Norway, The Fund for Performing Artists, The Norwegian Composers’ Fund, the jubilee of Hauge/Tveitt, The Audio Visual Fund and the Poetry Festival in Ulvik.