Korps* (Brass band)

Korps* (Brass band) (2019) was a theatre production by The National Stage and Haugesund Theatre, based on the play by Knut Nærum. The production opened at The National Stage's main stage, prior to touring in Haugesund Theatre's district.

Janne Langaas directed it. She also directed Teater Innlandet's production of the same play in 2017.

Ameli Isungset Agbota played the role of Silje.

Henrik Bjelland played the role of Emil.

Local brass bands took part in the production.

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

Information

(Objekt ID 90132)
Object type Production
Premiere March 9, 2019
Produced by The National Stage, Haugesund Theatre
Based on Korps* (Brass band) by Knut Nærum
Audience Families
Language Norwegian
Expressions Theatre, Performance for the Family
Running period March 9, 2019  
Website Den Nationale Scene
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At the website of The National Stage the following, among other things, is written about Korps* (Brass band):

"In this warm performance for families we meet two actors in many funny roles, and with them onstage are local brass bands. This is the story of a year with a brass band, you see. The year when the two just-turned-teens Silje and Emil meet. One could not say that it is love at the first glance, but not much time goes by before they share menus and attempt to make records in holding hands."

In a press release from The National Stage the following, among other things, is written about the repertoire for 2019:

"Love runs like a red thread through the repertoire. There is budding young love in Korps* (Brass band), and there is the Norwegian premiere of a sensational play about 40-somethings fear of - and longing for - settling. In this existential comedy, Karoline Krüger and Eirik del Barco Soleglad meet in the ring.

(…)

The break dance masters of Absence Crew create a breakneck, absurd circus performance with choreographer Jo Strømgren, and the theatre is also visited by many different brass bands connected to different schools, when Knut Nærum's humorous declaration of love for life in a band is staged. Both productions will later go on tour."

SOURCES:

The National Stage, www.dns.no, 20.12.2018, https://dns.no/forestillinger/korps/

The National Stage, www.dns.no, 28.11.2018, https://dns.no/sterke-historier-og-mye-kjaerlighet/

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

Contributors (16)
Name Role
Knut Nærum – Playwright
Janne Langaas – Direction
Øivind Roos – Composition («Teater Innlandets marsj»)
Kristin Bengtson – Stage design
Kristin Bengtson – Costume design
Rune Bjorøy – Sound (DNS)
Kåre Nordseth – Lighting design
Ameli Isungset Agbota – Actor (Silje)
Henrik Bjelland – Actor (Emil)
Espen Røen – Mask design
Espen Røen – Props
Unni Engan – Stage manager
Anne Elisabeth Bergendahl – Technical director (lyd- og lysbordoperatør)
Linda Oline Notøy – Prompter
Tommy Antonio Johnsen – Technician (Sceneteknisk kontakt)
Unni Engan – Producer
Performance dates
Navember 21, 2019Tysværtunet kulturhus – Opening night
March 9, 2019Store Scene, The National Stage – Opening night