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HORIZON: In Honour of a Lived Life

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HORIZON: In Honour of a Lived Life

By Ragnhild A Mørch

Free to Attend

In this performance she mixes childhood memories with her family’s stories – a jigsaw which stretches across three generations. A performance that shows how Norwegian-German history not only consists of broad political lines but of individual fate. And that it is the personal decision-making that decides which turns the road takes.

The dark sea sparkles and shines like the milky way – endlessly, massively – whilst the Norwegian resistance grows and fights the German occupation. When the doorbell rang on the 18th of March 1944, he went to open the door. And didn’t return. A storytelling performance about blind happiness, poetry and the power of forgiveness.

Ragnhild A. Mørch is half Norwegian and half German and is a full-time storyteller who focuses on storytelling both as performance art and as an educational tool. She performs at festivals across Europe and her repertoire spans from fairytales to myths; autobiographical stories to tall tales. Her studies in physical theatre and mime provide her with a unique physicality and precise timing.

Ragnhild told a powerful story about resistance during perverse times in Norway. She did this using mime, estrangement, three different languages, and great vocal range.
— Jack Zipes

HORIZON is one element of Ragnhild’s two week visit to the University of Minnesota where she will work directly with students, educators, and community members.

Sponsored by:

University of Minnesota

Department of German, Nordic, Slavic and Dutch
Department of Theatre Arts & Dance
Institute for Global Studies
Center for Jewish Studies
Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Center for German and European Studies
Speaking Out! Storytelling Collective