Esters bog

date

27. August 2020

time

17:00 - UDSOLGT / SOLD OUT

location

Odin Teatret
Særkærparken 144
7500 Holstebro
Denmark

see map

Ticket

120,-

/ 60,-

kr.

Ester's Book

Dedicated to my mother

When, in 2003, my mother Ester was moved to a residential care home at the age of 85 already suffering from senile dementia, I decided to complete the performance which for some time had existed as an idea and a draft - a story of her life.

In a comfortable but unfamiliar room in a residential care home, mother and daughter sit and talk. With a stubbornness bordering on the tragicomic, the same words and terms are constantly repeated. The dialogue reawakens past experiences, unrealised dreams and plans for the future, which only exists in a world of fantasy.

Physical activity is minimal but a diary from the end of the Second World War, a photo album and private film clips from half a century ago reveal different layers of Ester's life. Music and songs from a distant youth accompany pictures and texts, bringing closer historical changes which shook and marked her generation.

The story of my mother is also a reflection on becoming old in present day Denmark, about loneliness and separation.

Nobody is born old. It has been my wish to give voice to some of the fragments of my mother's life which would otherwise have been buried with her.

I am Ester's Book.

PERFORMANCE

On Stage:
actress Iben Nagel Rasmussen and violinist Uta Motz 
Text and Idea: Iben Nagel Rasmussen
Musical arrangement: Uta Motz and Anna Stigsgaard
Technique: Jori Snell
Film: Halfdan Rasmussen and Jan Rüsz
Photo: Jan Rüsz and Morten Stricker
Film montage: Torgeir Wethal
Scenic arrangement: Knud Erik Knudsen
Graphics: Rina Skeel
Scenic advisor: Eugenio Barba

Co-production: Pontedera Teatro Foundation / Fabbrica Europa Foundation and Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium

Duration: 50 min. (witout a break)
Language: Danish

TICKETS  120 DKK

60 DKK for students; Pensioners; groups of 10+

Reserve and pay your ticket online (see above).

Please note!
You are kindly requested to bring your own face mask
to wear during your stay inside our theatre to protect yourself and others around you. 
Once the doors are closed and the performance has begun, it will not be possible to enter.

 

Read more about the performance

 

Poster: Rina Skeel (2006)

Poster: Rina Skeel (2006)