A tribute to our mothers, grandmothers, and great grandmothers.
It is never too late to take to the stage – something which the ladies of Patina are a powerful example of. Nearly thirty women between ages 64 and 83 are sparkling in this dance theatre performance in Griegsalen. To a soundtrack spanning from the music of their youth and up until today, they perform dance scenes where life itself is displayed in all its joy, vulnerability, and wonder.
The creator of this moving and poetic performance is former Carte Blanche manager and choreographer Arne Fagerholt. His ambition was to make older ladies shine in a dance performance unlike anything the world has ever seen before and pay tribute to a generation of women that so often put others’ needs before their own. The first performance took place at Orkdal Kulturscene in 2012 and the ladies have had great success since, including a guest performance at the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, a USA-tour, and an NRK-documentary (the Norwegian Public Broadcasting Corporation). Several more performances around the country have followed, and now it is finally the «lassies» from the Bergen area’s turn to perform.
Arne Fagerholt idea, script, choreography
Stephanie Mowinckel rehersal director
Steinar Lohne lighting design
Berte Slinde Tveteraas, Gurli Henriksen, Grete Hjellestad, Turid Husebø, Randi Giertsen, Anne-Lise Heikkinen Øxenbjerg, Randie Mie Grandtvedt, Beate Dræge, Hjørdis Dahle, Vivian Kvinge Koefoed, Gretha Yvonne Milde, Britt Helen Lund, Ester Karin Hjertø, Lourdes Einarsen, Kjellaug Solvang, Vally N. Moore, Solveig Lilletvedt, Maria Melstokkå, Åse Mielsen, Anne Kristin Skotland, Sarah Thingnes, Torhild Eide, Dale Lynn Evensen, Randi Dybsland og Henny Moen cast
1000 tickets will be given free to people over the age of 67, institutions and care facilities. Free tickets can be reserved and picked up at the Grieghallen ticket office or at the Festival ticket booth during the Festival period. More information: www.fib.no/patina
We encourage the audience to arrive early. Wheelchairs will have priority entry, please look for signage.
Made possible by GC Rieber Fondene