Ole Hamre, together with a team consisting of children and teenagers of more than 20 nationalities, professional artists and chefs, and a number of well known speakers and writers, is excited to welcome you to Fargespill.
– We want the audience to experience the world using all their senses; hearing, sight, smell, taste and touch. In addition to presenting a fantastic show, we’re filling the foyer with smells, visual impressions and music, and at the end we invite everyone to join in an exciting discussion, says Hamre.
With the slogan ”What we love”, eight groups from different parts of the world present what makes them most proud of their culture. In the foyer, you’ll see exhibitions of Tamil culture, as well as presentations of traditions from Etiopia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Kenya, Nepal, Chile and Kurdistan.
Newly baked bread in all shapes and sizes will be handed out, and the chefs at Terminus have been given the task of creating a small meal composed by tastes you wouldn’t think of putting together, but which actually complement each other very well.
And this is exactly what Fargespill is about – presenting a world of possibilities.
Fargespill was established in 2004 as part of the Bergen International Festival, and has since been hugely successful as a year-round project. The concept has spread to a number of Norwegian cities, and has received international acclaim. In today’s performance, you’ll see guest artists from Trondheim and Stavanger.
– Working with Fargespill has made a huge impact on me, and I’ve learned a lot about how to communicate with an audience. My fellow artists have become my teachers. Even though many of the children involved in the project have experienced huge losses, they’re not meeting life empty handed. All of them have hidden gifts and treasures, and together we share these gifts with each other and our communities. It’s amazing to see how the children engage on stage, and to see how they touch the hearts of everyone present, says Hamre.
Meetings across cultures aren’t always easy, and there may be challenges along the way. Nonetheless, these meetings are extremely important for our personal and societal development, states Hamre. - When meeting with new cultures, some of our cultural values and conceptions may be challenged. We must therefore remember to always look for the best in others, and the best in ourselves, in order to truly enjoy the rich rewards of diversity.