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.
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.
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