Two theater performances in Fredrikstad
On October 14th and 15th, Edit Kaldor will present two performances, “Strangers” and “Parallel life”, in Fredrikstad. They were developed as part of her artistic research fellowship at Norwegian Theatre Academy/Østfold University College.
Now let’s take a closer look at these presentations.
Friday, October 14 19:30 at Litteraturhuset in Fredrikstad:
Strangers – lecture performance
This lecture performance is a story of many people. It “teaches” (in its own unique way) how your experience can be transformed and performed in live performance. According to the authors, the theater is an open space where everyone can express themselves as they find it right.
Saturday, October 15 11:00 and 13:00 in Fredrikstad city center:
Parallel Life – interactive performance in the streets of the city using the phone and the imagination
You need to sign up and then an individual starting location will be sent to each visitor before the performance (duration approx. 60-90 minutes)
Link to registration: https://nettskjema.no/a/parallel-life
This event will allow you to be someone else, to see the world from someone else’s perspective. The performance is made for each participant specifically based on their input. Through conversation every member gets a profile and then at a certain point of the performance these profiles are swapped, and you can try to be someone else as another person follows the rest of the performance in “your skin” so you can meet yourself in the crowd.
The performances are not connected, you can attend only one of them or both as you decide. What is also important is that you don’t need tickets to attend performances. You are free to join!
Who is Edit Kaldor?
Edit Kaldor is a theater-maker. She was born in Budapest, then immigrated as a child to the United States, where she lived for ten years before moving back to Europe. Her unique theater techniques are recognized all over the world. Edit Kaldor is not afraid to bring up the topics of abuse or the dying process.
She is not only a theater-maker but also a teacher as she lectures in universities and art academies across Europe.
We think that this citation accurately describes her art:
“Essential theatre – people in a room together considering what it can mean to be human”.Reviews Gate U.K.
Modern art is all about an audience and their understanding of art. There are no rules about how you should react to performances. There is only you and your perception of what is happening.
Even if you feel like not interested, you should come as these presentations might surprise you and leave you with new, never-explored emotions and thoughts.
More information can be found on the following links: