MOTforestillinger IV

International festival for

political literature and performing arts

08. - 13. november 2017, Oslo

 

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Wednesday 08.11.:

Reading from Collective Writing Workshop, 

When & where: 18.00 at KHiO

The playwrights Runa Skolseg, M. H. Hallum, Morad Hasan and Àthar Barghouthi

has worked together across borders this fall, and their collaboration culminated in a three-day workshop

lead by playwright Tale Næss. 

The reading will be in collaboration with the actors Marte M. Solum, Valborg Frøysnes and Joakim Thrane.

Collective Writing Workshop is in collaboration with NOOR Productions and KHiO,

and supported by Dramatikkens Hus.

 

Thursday 09.11.:

International Masterclass with Einat Weizman and Morad Hasan

When & where: 10. - 15.00 at Norwegian Actor Center (Welhavensgate 1)

 

The playwright and actor Pia Maria Roll will join Einat and Morad in the last hour of the Masterclass

and share her experiences with being censored and threatened with violence

to silence and prevent her artistic process and expression.

 

Saturday 11.11.:

When & where: 14. - 23.00 at Égal theatre

(Munkedamsveien 80)

Buy tickets here, or at the door:

https://www.ticketmaster.no/search/?keyword=Motforestillinger

Sales-exhibition by the artist Chris Reddy,

who made the drawing for this years festival-poster, in the foyer.

In the festivalshop you’ll find relevant books, as well as the poster.

14.00: WELCOME

by the artists and producers of the festival, 

Marius Kolbenstvedt and Vibeke Harper

 

14.15: READING - COLLECTIVE WRITING WORKSHOP

The playwrights Runa Skolseg, M. H. Hallum, Morad Hasan and Àthar Barghouthi

has worked together across borders this fall, and their collaboration culminated in a three-day workshop, 

lead by playwright Tale Næss. 

 

Reading by the actors Marte M. Solum and Joakim Thrane

 

The workshop and reading is a collaboration with NOOR Productions and KHiO,

and supported by Dramatikkens Hus.

15.00: BREAK

15.15: READING - POETRY AGAINST OCCUPATION

THEN WE DIDN'T YET KNOW by Dahlia Falah

Translated by Marius Kolbenstvedt, read by Selma Joner

LANGUAGE by Nathan Zach

Translated by Terje Nordby, read by Thomas Hildebrand

A MOTHER IS WALKING AROUND by Dahlia Ravikovitch

Translated by Marius Kolbenstvedt, lest av Henning Farner

THE TARGET by Tal Nizan

Translated by Marius Kolbenstvedt, read by Liv Aakvik

IN ENEMY TERRITORY by Maxim Ghilan

Translated by Marius Kolbenstvedt, read by Tomas Hildebrand

TO MAXIM GILAN & DOWN IN STRAWBERRY FIELDS by Uri Weiss

Translated and read by Marius Kolbenstvedt

15.30: OKTOBER 2014 by Vigdis Hjorth

Read by Marte M. Solem

16.00: POETRY IN DIALOGUE - THE POET HUSSAIN BARGHOUTHI

Reading of and conversation about the poetry of Hussain Barghouthi.

With: Petra Barghouthi and Àthar Barghouthi.

Moderator is the author Kirsti Blom.

Actor Eid Aziz will read the texts in arabic.

 

MIRROR NINE

Translated by Vibeke Harper, read by Nils Ole Oftebro

 

METAMORPHOSIS

Translated by Terje Nordby, read by Nicolay Lange-Nielsen

 

LAYLA AW TAWBA

Translated by Vibeke Harper, read by Birgitte Larsen

 

17.00: BREAK

18.00: THE LANGUAGE OF ALMONDS

Short-documentary about Hussain Barghouthi, by Salim Abu Jabal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KvkRY0P1tw

18.30: PALESTINE SPEAKS - WHAT A WALL IS?

A story based on interviews with the grafitti-artist Mohammad Al Azzah, in the book Palestine Speaks.

By and with the storyteller Tormod Fuglestad.

19.00: TAWASOL

Theatre-performance by: Petra Barghouthi and Eid Aziz

With: Eid Aziz, Stian Bergdølmo and Julie Mjøen.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnXtgSoFHMM

20.00: CONVERSATION WITH Q&A - TAWASOL

Eid Aziz, Petra Barghouthi, Stian Bergdølmo and Julie Mjøen.

Moderator: Per Roar

 

21.00: READING - SONGS FOR CHILDHOOD

 

A song for childhood by Hussain Barghouthi

translated and read by Torgeir Rebolledo Pedersen

 

The Rascals In Gaza by Khaled Juma

Translated by Ola Bog, read by Torgeir Rebolledo Pedersen

 

Childhood by Yaya Hassan

translated by Marius Kolbenstvedt, read by Torbjørn Davidsen

Derfor er fedre strenge fedre av Torgeir Rebolledo Pedersen

Read by the author himself

 

21.30: READING - FOUR POEMS BY REMI KANAZI

A letter  -  I am Not Political  -  Normalize this  -  Najala

Translated by Marius Kolbenstvedt, read by Fredrik Høyer

 

Fløytens Fantasi by Mahmoud Darwish 

Translated by Gunstein Bakke and Wael Philip Gallab,

interpreted by Frank Havrøy (song) and Bjørn Habbestad (flute) 

 

SUNDAY 12.11.:

When & where: 14. - 23.00 at Égal Theatre

(Munkedamsveien 80)

 

Buy tickets here:

https://www.ticketmaster.no/search/?keyword=Motforestillinger

In the festivalshop you’ll find relevant books,

as well as the poster made by Chris Reddy (reddymade.com)

14.00: WELCOME

with the artists and festival-producers

Marius Kolbenstvedt and Vibeke Harper

14.15: VOICES FROM ISRAEL by Finn Iunker

A book based on interviews with Israeli soldiers done by Breaking The Silence.

With: Finn Iunker and Torbjørn Davidsen

 

15.00: THE DRONE EATS WITH ME by Atef Abu Saif

Atef was a guest at MOTforestillinger III in 2016. The meeting between the artists at the festival resulted in that a Norwegian translation (by Vibeke Harper) of his book will be published by Spartacus Publishing in January 2018, and that a monologue performance based on his book is currently being developed (by Bjørn Moan).

 

VIDEOGREETING from the author Atef Abu Saif in Gaza

 

MONDAY JULY 7TH - THE SOUND OF DRUMS AND BOMBS

 with: Bjørn Moan and Chris Reddy

 

15.30: THE POLITICAL POWER OF POETRY

Conversation about censorship, freedom of expression and national narratives. And solidarity and decency. 

With: Einat Weizman, Finn Iunker, Jørgen Lorentzen and Vibeke Harper.

Moderator: Kai Johnsen

 

One of the columns in the conversation is the current situation of the palestinian poet Dareen Tatour: she was put in Israeli housearrest because of a poem she wrote and posted on her Facebook-page. 

https://freedareentatour.org

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klQvlZQTfrI&t=1s 

RESIST, MY PEOPLE, RESIST THEM  by Dareen Tatour

read by four actors, in four languages:

in Arabic by Morad Hasan, in  Hebrew by Einat Weizman,

in English by Sara Baban, and in Norwegian by Juni Dahr.

16.30: BREAK

 

17.30: CENSORED VOICES

Documentary by Mor Loushy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eh0Z1VfYPcE

 

19.00: SHAME

Theatre-performance by and with Einat Weizman and Morad Hasan

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_Jbi2TL-OI

 

20.00: CONVERSATION WITH Q&A

With: Einat Weizman and Morad Hasan

Moderator: Kai Johnsen

 

21.00: READINGS -  THREE POEMS BY MAHMOUD DARWISH

 

Translated by Gunstein Bakke and Wael Philip Gallab,

read in Norwegian by Terje Nordby, and in Arabic by Eid Aziz

 

21.30: FUCK ALL THE PERFECT PEOPLE

by Chip Taylor, translated to Norwegian by Terje Nordby

Performed by Anders Rogg and Terje Nordby 

AN THEMBA by Wopko Jensma

 Performed by Juliana Venter

CLOUDS OF SORROW by Geko Fattal

 Performed by Juliana Venter and Geko Fattal

 

PARTY & MUSIC

 

 

MONDAY 13.11.:

Masterclass with Petra Barghouthi and Eid Aziz

KHiO 10.45 - 12.45

With: Eid Aziz, Petra Barghouthi, Julie Mjøen, Stian Bergdølmo

Open for all