Folkestyre 2014* (Democracy 2014)

Folkestyre 2014* (Democracy 2014) was a documentary theatre production by The Norwegian Touring Theatre, produced in 2014. The production sprang out of a text by Hilde Brinchmann and Henriette Vedel, based on interviews with people all over Norway.

Hilde Brinchmann directed it.

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

Information

(Objekt ID 38155)
Object type Production
Premiere February 27, 2014
Produced by The Norwegian Touring Theatre (Riksteatret)
Audience Adults, Youth
Language Norwegian
Expressions Theatre
Running period February 27, 2014  
More

At the webpage of The Norwegian Touring Theatre the following, among other things, was written about Folkestyre 2014* (Democracy 2014):

"The Norwegian Touring Theatre has travelled all over Norway and interviewed people living across the country; teachers, nurses, fishermen, school pupils, pensioners and others.

The answers you get in a performance to make you wise, with real stories from people living in Norway in this very moment. Here the people lead the word."

Sources:

The Norwegian Touring Theatre, www.riksteatret.no, 10.03.2014, http://www.riksteatret.no/repertoar/folkestyre-2014/

Import from the Scenekunst.no list of openings 13/01-2014

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

Contributors
Name Role
Hilde Brinchmann – Script
Henriette Vedel – Script
Hilde Brinchmann – Direction
Kristin Helgebostad – Choreography
Johann Prell – Music
Henriette Vedel – Dramaturge
Hilde Brinchmann – Stage design
Johann Prell – Sound design
Norunn Standal – Lighting design
Biniam A. Gezai – Actor
Stein Grønli – Actor
Sindre-Benedict Hendrichs – Actor
Ingrid Meling Enoksen – Actor
Veslemøy Mørkrid – Actor
Marit Østbye – Actor
Performance dates
March 5, 2014Kong Rakne
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– Tour Premiere
February 27, 2014 19:00 – Storegull – Worldwide premiere
Press coverage

IdaLou Larsen, Folkets røst (literally: The voice of the people), Klassekampen February 28 2014/www.idalou.no March 4 2014:

"The text Brinchmann and Vedel have developed into Folkestyre 2014* (Democracy 2014) is absolutely 'reality based', but as a director Brinchmann has provided the performance with a consciously theatrical expression: Six professional actors who have also taken part in interviewing and contributed to the text development, give life to the many different persons with a realism determinedly close to overacting."

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