Blokk til blokk* (High-rise to high-rise)

Premiére date27 Jan. 2018
Produced bySpkrbox
In collaboration withThe Norwegian Theatre
ExpressionsConcert, Theatre
Running period27 Jan. 2018  
WebsiteDet Norske Teatret

About Blokk til blokk* (High-rise to high-rise)

Blokk til blokk* (High-rise to high-rise) (2018) is a planned theatre concert production by SPKRBOX in collaboration with The Norwegian Theatre. The production is based on texts and music by Don Martin, Jonathan Castro (AKA Boss Castro), Felipe Orellana Castro (AKA Fela), Tommy Flåten (AKA Tommy Tee), Hedda Sandvig and Cici Henriksen. It will be performed in The Norwegian Theatre's venue Scene 3.

Cici Henriksen directs it.

*Not yet translated into the English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.

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    More about Blokk til blokk* (High-rise to high-rise)

    At the website of The Norwegian Theatre the following, among other things, is written about Blokk til blokk* (High-rise to high-rise):

    "Where you come from isn't just a place you haven't chosen. It contributes to making you who you are.

    A theatre concert production about getting where you are, not because of, but despite of.

    For a long time, Don Martin, Boss Castro and Fela have been central voices within Norwegian rap. In the high-rises in Groruddalen, where they grew up, music and personal lyrics about identity came to. They have all in different ways made rap into their source of income, and hip hop has been a firm point to hold onto all their lives, musically and socially.

    Gave voice to the suppressed

    Hip hop arouse between the high-rises in Bronx, New York, during the 1970es. This was an explosive subculture created by a suppressed generation of minority youth, living in very poor conditions. Hip hop culture protested social differences, racism, suppression and injustice, and gave young people without a voice the opportunity to tell their stories and be heard."

    The production is supported by Arts Council Norway and The Fund for Performing Artists.

    SOURCE:

    The Norwegian Theatre, 02.11.2017, detnorsketeatret.no, https://www.detnorsketeatret.no/framsyningar/blokk-til-blokk/

    *Not yet translated into the English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.