Marina Popović, Freya Sif Hestnes and Daniel Fogh spent the last couple of weeks touring India with their theatre performance ‘There is a Noise’. With performances in Noida, Kolkata and Bangalore, the Dano-Norwegian trio has used the art of theatre to connect cultures and initiate conversations.
From the diary of a then 16 year-old grandmother in 1945, to a child’s escape from war in Sarajevo, to Norway today, There is a Noise examines how a personal story can be seen in a larger collective narrative and the possibilities of relating to it. The audience is invited to sit with the performers around a table, where warm waffles and stories are served.
“We want to make the audience feel what we felt, instead of thinking about it. We are going for the physical and sensorial experience rather than rationality,” Freya Sif Hestnes told the Times of India Bangalore. The interesting interview where the performers are discussing their play, while also talking about their experiences here in India can be read here: https://bit.ly/2QJYf9N
‘There is a Noise’ is supported by the Norwegian Embassy in New Delhi, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway, Performing Arts Hub Norway and the Danish Arts Council. The event was initiated by Think Arts, a cultural experiences initiative for children and young adults.