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Flowers for Torgeir – Ferrara Italy

19. April @ 19:00 20:00

Flowers for Torgeir

Can grief become a light?

Can grief become a light that illuminates one’s path in life?

In 2010 I lost my partner of many years, in work and in life.

The loss of a dear person has two dimensions: grief and gratitude.

The joy that has filled my life over so many years in his company, shines through the grief and makes it transparent. There is no cure for grief. One must learn to live with it, like with a chronic illness. I am not the same I was before Torgeir’s death, never will be. But I am still able to sing and smile, feeling the presence of his absence following my steps for the rest of my path.

It is said that you die twice. The second is when you are forgotten.

I don’t want Torgeir to be forgotten.

With and by Roberta Carreri

Stage, Video and Light Design: Stefano di Buduo

Duration: 45 min.

A Roberta Carreri & Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium Co-Production (2020)

First performed in Holstebro, Denmark on 7 November 2020.

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Torgeir was born in Oslo, Norway, in 1947, and wasintroduced to theatre when he was eight years old. He was only eleven years old when he began to earn money performing on a traditional stage, and seventeen he met Eugenio Barba and became a founding member of Odin Teatret. He was nineteen when he moved from Norway to Denmark with Eugenio Barba and the rest of Odin Teatret. Here he lived and worked, only awaon the theaters many international torus, until the day he died on Sunday 27 June 2010. He was 63 years old.

Torgeir took part in the rehearsal of The Chronic Lifeup till one month before he passed away. His scenic presence was unique and I have missed it since he died. That is why I made this homage to him.

Flowers to a great actor.
Flowers to a great person.
Flowers to Torgeir.

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