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Flowers for Torgeir – Holstebro (English)
25. May @ 19:00 – 20:00
Grief and gratitude are two sides of the same coin when you lose a loved one.
In FLOWERS FOR TORGEIR, Roberta Carreri pays tribute to her work and life partner for many years. The performance is a beautiful and nuanced depiction of the light that causes the darkness of grief to crack.
The joy that has filled my life over so many years in his company, shines through the grief and makes it transparent.
There is no cure for grief. One must learn to live with it, like with a chronic illness.
I am not the same as I was before Torgeir died – and I never will be.
But I am still able to sing and smile while feeling the presence of his absence that will always follow my steps.
A poetic video design by Stefano di Buduo is projected onto a transparent, permeable and moving canvas that acts as a foreground and background to Carreri’s world of flowers and memories.
With and by Roberta Carreri
Stage, Video and Light Design: Stefano di Buduo
Duration: 45 min.
A Roberta Carreri & Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium Co-Production (2020)
First performed in Holstebro, Denmark on 7 November 2020.
Torgeir Wethal was born in Oslo, Norway in 1947 and discovered the world of theater with his school drama class when he was eight years old. He was just eleven when he started earning money by performing on a traditional stage. At the age of seventeen, Torgeir met Eugenio Barba and became one of the founders of Odin Teatret. When Torgier was nineteen, he moved with Barba and the small ensemble from Norway to Denmark. Here he lived and worked, interrupted only by the theater’s many international tours, until his death on June 27, 2010. He was 63 years old.