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Eva Pfitzenmaier: ord/word/Wort & land/land/Land

Ord_word_wort

ord, word, Wort & land, land, Land. The words are (almost) identical.

ord/word/Wort & land/land/Land is part concert, part performing arts. Through music, text, and video Eva Pfitzenmaier recounts her own experiences and observations from two societies, two countries, and three languages. How are they connected and how do they differ from each other?

The performance is a co-production between BEK, BIT Teatergarasjen and Bergen Kjøtt.

Performances April 21-23th at 20.00
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ord, word, Wort, land, land Land. The words are (almost) identical. How exotic is a German person living in Norway? More exotic than Swedes but less exotic than the French? Eva’s Norwegian friends find it exotic when she serves fresh artichokes for dinner. She, on the other hand, finds the Norwegian crab fishing to be exotic.

Eva Pfitzenmaier is German and moved to Norway eight years ago. She is an immigrant. But she’s not “that kind of immigrant”. Where do we draw the line between very different and only slightly different? Is it easier to maintain your language and national identity when the cultural differences are bigger and therefore more obvious?

ord/word/Wort & land/land/Land is part concert, part performing arts. It is about seeing the humor in language barriers and the absurdities related to notions of identity among immigrants of similar cultural backgrounds. It is also about the universal search to find yourself amidst a vast amount of opportunities, peoples, cultures, countries and national costumes. Through music, text, and video she recounts her own experiences and observations from two societies, two countries, and three languages. How are they connected and how do they differ from each other?


Konsept, musikk, tekst, video, utøvende: Eva Pfitzenmaier
Lyd: Thorolf Thuestad
Lysdesign: Thomas Bruvik
Dramaturgi: Brogan Davison & Eva Pfitzenmaier
Scenografi: Nora Adwan & Eva Pfitzenmaier
Produsent: Hjørdis Steinsvik
Fremgangscoach: Marit Loe Bjørnstad
Outside ear: Stephan Meidell
Co-produksjon: BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen Kjøtt, BEK
Støttet av: Kulturrådet, Fond for lyd og bilde, Fond for utøvende kunstnere, Komponistenes vederlagsfond, Norsk-islandsk kultursamarbeid, Hordaland Fylkeskommune og Bergen kommune.


Last updated 2017-04-06.

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Venue: Bergen Kjøtt, Skutvikstorget 1
From: April 21, 2017 20:00
to: April 23, 2017 22:00

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