The Women in Peer Gynt

What if we listened to some of the seldom heard characters from Peer Gynt? What if we silenced Peer and put ‘another’ Norwegian voice centre stage? What if we came up with a surprise response to Henrik Ibsen’s classic and presented an ‘alternative Peer Gynt‘? The Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop searches for fresh responses to the themes of this literary masterpiece, answers that enter into a dialogue with excerpts from the original.

Programme:

Maja RatkjeTo F for solo cello
Cecilie OrePraesens subitus for amplified string quartet
Synne Skouen…à travers les paroles for solo violin
Cecilie OreLex temporis for amplified string quartet
Cecilie OreWho do you think you are? A political stand-up romance for solo female voice
Maja RatkjeTale of lead and light for string quartet
Jane BirkinLost Song for voice and Strings (comp.: Edvard Grieg – D’après Peer Gynt Suite N° 2 Op. 55, arr.: Serge Gainsbourg / Grégoire Simon)
Interludes: Edvard Grieg – Peer Gynt / Moroccan traditionals, arr.: Grégoire Simon

With: Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop
Choreography: Juan Corres
Artistic direction: Boram Lie