Mimesis Heidi Dahlsveen & Kristin Bolstad

Artist - Mimesis Heidi Dahlsveen & Kristin Bolstad

Mimesis has been working as a professional storyteller in Norway and internationally since 1996. In addition to telling, Mimesis is employed as an associate professor in storytelling at OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University. She teaches oral storytelling at both bachelor and master level. In 2008 she published a learning book in storytelling at Universitetsforlaget. She has written several academic articles about storytelling. Arts councils have funded many of her storytelling/art projects. In her artistic work, she is focused on creating meeting points between the traditional and autobiographical story.

Kristin Bolstad is a Norwegian composer, vocalist and improviser. Her music is often conceptual, characterized using improvisation, performative elements and humour. She seeks a visual and simple expression, and likes to explore layers of sound and harmonies. Kristin also has a great fascination for sound and has from when she was a child imitated everything and everyone around her. Therefor her work is often sound based, with diverse textures forming the musical material.

Kristin has composed for various ensembles and performers, and her music has been performed around Scandinavia, Europe, Canada and USA.

Online Festival Only
Adverse Camber productions presents
The premiere performance of
VÅR: the story of Hervor
Created and performed by Mimesis Heidi Dahlsveen and Kristin Bolstad

The premiere of this livestreamed storytelling event, broadcast live from a beautiful
laftehus in a Norwegian forest. This one-hour live, online performance is part of a two-hour
immersive storytelling experience including a prologue, epilogue and informal ‘foyer’ session.

VÅR blends ancient Norse saga with autobiography, oral storytelling and electroacoustic music
in a captivating exploration of memory, loss, power, war and identity.

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