Mannen som stoppa hurtigruta / The man who stopped the steamer

By Simone Grøtte. Co - produced by Hålogaland Theater, Norway 2014.

The man who stopped the steamer is a dance performance exploring the rich Sami/Norwegian tradition of storytelling. Through movement and authentic audio recordings, the fascinating story of a legendary Sami shaman unfolds. Johan Kaaven was one of the most famous shamans of the Nordic region. He could heal sickness, and he could see into the future. He could even stop the coastal ferry steamer with the power of thought.

The man who stopped the steamer is a performance that defies reason. Because we must never stop believing in miracles.

Media

iTromsø: - Siste seiersdans for Simone
iTromsø: - Danser overtro og magi

For reviews of The man who stopped the steamer, see Press.

Credits

Concept / direction / choreography: Simone Grøtte
Composer / sound design: Herman Rundberg
Set design / costumes: Ingunn Sønsteby
Dancers: Maria Landmark, Åsne Storli and Simone Grøtte
Lighting Design: Øystein Heitmann
Directing consultant: Katrine Strøm
Musicians / vocals: The Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra, Petter Carlsen, Herman Rundberg and Inger Márja Eira
Supported by: The Norwegian Arts Council, Spenn and Finnmark Fylkeskommune.

Touring

27 - 30. May 2015 - Additional performances at Hålogaland Teater, Tromsø
13. April – 20. May 2015- Touring Den kulturelle skolesekken in Troms and Finnmark (29 shows)
13. February 2015 - Vinterlysfestivalen, Mo i Rana
5. December 2014 - Showbox festival at The Black Box Theatre, Oslo
26. May 2014 - Excerpt performed during the Ministry of Culture´s official Conference 2014, Tromsø
05. April 2014  - Harstad
06. April 2014  - Sjøvegan
07. April 2014  - Heggelia
08. April 2014  - Finnsnes
09. April 2014  - Sørreisa
22. April 2014  - Skjervøy
23. April 2014  - Alta
24. April 2014  - Hammerfest
25. April 2014  - Honningsvåg
26. April 2014  - Lakselv
28. April 2014  - Kjøllefjord
29. April 2014  - Tana
30. April 2014  - Båtsfjord
2. May 2014  - Vadsø
3. May 2014  - Kirkenes
6 - 27. Marc 2014  - Hålogaland Teater, Tromsø (18 shows)
Premiere 6. March 2014 - Hålogaland Teater, Tromsø