IV International Monodrama Festival THESPIS
12 - 19 November, 2004, Kiel / Germany

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rossel19.11.04 | 18:00 | Schauspielhaus (Studio)

By and with: Juni Dahr

Costumes: Inger Derlick & Juni Dahr
Music: Chris Poole
Light: Aimèe Malthe Harnes & Marianne Thallang Wedset
Duration: approx. 60 min.
Language: English and Norwegian

“Put an eagle in a cage” (… and it will bite the bars, whether they be of iron or gold…) is a one-woman show portraying a series of Ibsen’s heroines.
Juni Dahr, one of Norway’s most successful actresses, presents different types of women from several Ibsen’s plays: the strong, the searching, the wounded, the defeated. She combines these dramatic personages (Hilde, Hedda Gabler, Mrs. Alving, Nora, Ellida and Hjordis) into a whole, a paraphrase of the many-faceted female character.
„The reason I love Ibsen so much“, Juni Dahr explains, „is that he makes women speak. He makes them really active, not just in supporting roles, but as protagonists. They are thinking and feeling individuals, and interesting in their own right, not just as someone’s wife or lover. Delving into his characters is an endless journey. Layer after layer is peeled away, only to reveal new aspects.“