Elephant Stories - On Animals by Elfriede Jelinek / Passacaglia by Tore Vagn Lid

Premiére date28 May. 2009
Produced byTore Vagn Lid/Transiteatret Bergen, Bergen International Festival, The National Theatre
Based onOn Animals by Elfriede Jelinek
ExpressionsMultidisciplinary, Musical theatre, Theatre, Movie, Post-dramatic theatre
Running period28 May. 2009  

About Elephant Stories

Elephant Stories by Tore Vagn Lid/Transiteatret-Bergen was a confrontation with our lives’ ideals. Are consciousness just electrical impulses in the brain? Do women become invisible when they turn 50? What is the correlation between bio medicine, lifestyle industry and "the freedom to choose"?

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Press review

"Great will, lack of shape" "I feel overloaded" Jan Landro (2009, 30.05). Bergens Tidende

"With its use of audiovisual effects, film and sound recordings, one can safely say that Tore Vagn Lid with ”Elephant Stories” lifts his particular form of total theatre to a new level." Nils Olav Sæverås (29.05.2009), Elephant Stories, Bergensavisen.no, 01.08.2010, http://www.ba.no/puls/article4364680.ece

More about Elephant Stories

In Elephant Stories by Tore Vagn Lid/Transiteatret-Bergen, our modern understanding of ourselves was tested.

The project was put together as a scenic-musical dialogue – an exchange – between two theatre materials, the Nobel winner Elfriede Jelinek’s play On Animals (German title: Über Tiere) and Tore Vagn Lid’s Passacaglia. Passacaglia is also the term for a dramaturgic and musical principle in which a repeated fundamental theme is challenged by a stream of counter-voices.

Elephant Stories by Tore Vagn Lid/Transiteatret-Bergen became a dialogic relay in which actors, instrumentalists, choristers and loudspeakers take part.


Transiteatret-Bergen, transiteatret.com, 01.08.2010, http://www.transiteatret.com/elephantintro.html