Ghosts - Ibsen's Ghosts

Premiére date19 Sep. 2014
Produced byThe Norwegian National Opera & Ballet
Based onGhosts by Henrik Ibsen
AudienceAdults
ExpressionsBallet
Running period19 Sep. 2014  

About Ghosts

Ghosts - Ibsen's Ghosts (2014) was a ballet production by The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet, loosely based on Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen, in a choreography by Cina Espejord to music by Nils Petter Molvær. The production was performed at the opera's main stage.

Marit Moum Aune directed the production.

Camilla Spidsøe Cohen danced the role of Helen Alving.

Ghosts - Ibsen's Ghosts by The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet was part of The International Ibsen Festival 2014.

A digital version of Ghosts was released by The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet and Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation during the Corona crisis of 2020. You may read more about that here.

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More about Ghosts

At the webpage of The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet the following, among other things, is written about Ghosts:

"Osvald Alving comes home from his free existence as an artist in Paris to a narrow fiord in Western Norway. Meeting people who do not communicate, Osvald responds through becoming ironic and distanced. Gradually he discovers more of the secrets weighing down the family, but also secrets within himself. His mother, Mrs. Alving, welcomes her son, whom she has longed for - and eventually she becomes aware of what, or who, he carries in his luggage.

'Ghosts is an inner thriller in which the persons uncover more and more of their own history. It is about how the unsaid can grow to become unsurpassable. Great courage is required if one is to confront the life-lie', says director Marit Moum Aune.

With the young, critically acclaimed choreographer Cina Espejord she tells the story of Ibsen's play as ballet. The two find that the story is suitable for dance, because its brutality, at an outer and an inner level, can measure up to the forces of dance."

Once before Marit Moum Aune and Nils Petter Molvær have collaborated in a production of Ibsen's Ghosts, at The Norwegian Touring Theatre in 2005. You may read more about that production here.

SOURCES:

Einar Dahl's private archive, donated by Einar Dahl, 2016.11.11

The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet, http://operaen.no/Forestillinger/Ghosts--Ibsens-Gengangere/

The National Theatre, program for The Ibsen Festival 2014, http://www.nationaltheatret.no/Her+er+programmet!.b7C_wRnG5W.ips

Sceneweb on Ghosts at The Norwegian Touring Theatre 2005, http://sceneweb.no/en/production/41332/Ghosts-2005-3-12