Mens vi venter får vi gå* (While we wait, we should walk)
Mens vi venter får vi gå* (While we wait, we should walk) (2020) was a digital wandering theatre production by Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre), based on a concept and a script by Petter Vermeli, Ingvild Holthe Bygdnes, Mari Dahl Sæther, Emilie Mordal, Tarjei Sandvik Moe and Kari-Ann Grønsund. The production was an audio guided wandering performance (3,5 kilometres long), playing out in the streets of Oslo during the Corona pandemic, the summer of 2020.
The actors who had written the script also took part in the audio file.
Excerpts from Erling Kagge's book Walking: One Step at a Time made a thread through the wandering. Quotes and informations from other texts were also used, as was a selection of music.
• Excerpt from Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen, adjusted by Njål H. Mjøs
• Excerpt from Hunger by Knut Hamsun, adjusted by Anders T. Andersen
• Excerpt from Eva's Diary by Hulda Garborg
• The Face from Ethics and Infinity av Emmanuel Lévinas
• Excerpt from Blant syklende prelater, dansen og leken (literally: Among cycling prelates, the dance and the game) by Jo Stang
• Excerpt from Bybi.no, Den søte summelyden (literally: The sweet buzzing sound)
• Excerpts from Sitater (literally: Quotes) by Per Fugelli
• Quotes by Halldis Moren Vesaas and Åste Dokka
• Other sources: norgeshistorie.no, Hotel Cæsar Wiki, Snl.no, nbl.snl.no
• Oslo forteller, No. 4
• Lille søte svanse, Hubbabubbaklubb
• J'ai deux amours, Josephine Baker
• Jag kommer, Veronica Maggio
• Gauken, Springar, by Olav Luksengård Mjelva
• Hotel Cæsar vignette
Information(Objekt ID 102039)
|Premiere||June 12, 2020|
|Produced by||Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre)|
|Based on||Walking: One Step at a Time by Erling Kagge|
|Expressions||Wandering Theatre, Corona-production, Outdoors theatre|
|Running period||June 12, 2020|
|Duration||1 hour, 15 minutes|
|Website||OSLO NYE TEATER|
"Mens vi venter får vi gå is an audio guided wandering performance, springing out from using the opportunity the Corona crisis has provided us with, to orient anew. It is about putting one foot in front of the other, and to pay attention to things one normally does not pay attention to - to see the city anew, as if it was the first time.
The open spaces of the city have been among the few forums open to us during the pandemic, and it is a forum open to everyone in the city of Oslo. As a parallel to life at home, the walk around town may allow us to notice new details, to stop and to lift our eyes upwards.
Like the city is a conglomerate of different sources of inspiration, epochs of time, forms and colours, we have let the wandering take place in an associative and anecdotal landscape. We have found inspiration in modern as well as classic texts. We touch upon Ibsen, Hamsun, material we have written, historical facts about the places we pass, and much more.
Excerpts from Erling Kagge's book Walking: One Step at a Time makes up a thread through the wandering.
The wandering performance starts across the street from Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre)'s main entrance in Rosenkrantz’ gt. 10, outside of Oslo Akutten."
Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre), oslonye.no, 23.06.2020, https://oslonye.no/mens-vi-venter-far-vi-ga/
|Erling Kagge||– Author|
|Ingvild Holthe Bygdnes||– Script|
|Kari-Ann Grønsund||– Script|
|Emilie Mordal Konradsen||– Script|
|Tarjei Sandvik Moe||– Script|
|Mari Dahl Sæther||– Script|
|Petter Vermeli||– Script|
|Ingvild Holthe Bygdnes||– Concept/Idea|
|Kari-Ann Grønsund||– Concept/Idea|
|Emilie Mordal Konradsen||– Concept/Idea|
|Tarjei Sandvik Moe||– Concept/Idea|
|Mari Dahl Sæther||– Concept/Idea|
|Petter Vermeli||– Concept/Idea|
|Bjørn Ottar Undset||– Music|
|Ilene Myrann Sørbøe||– Dramaturge|
|Bjørn Ottar Undset||– Sound design|
|Ingvild Holthe Bygdnes||– Performer|
|Kari-Ann Grønsund||– Performer|
|Emilie Mordal Konradsen||– Performer|
|Tarjei Sandvik Moe||– Performer|
|Mari Dahl Sæther||– Performer|
|Petter Vermeli||– Performer|
|Tina Espejord||– Production manager|
|Kim Bjarke||– Consultant|
|Ilene Myrann Sørbøe||– Consultant|
|June 12, 2020 – Oslos gater||– Worldwide premiere|