Songs from a Silent Voice
Theatre InterAkt: Nina Norén and Sara Larsdotter
March 2 - 9, 2011
Saturday, March 5th
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Black Box Theatre
Followed by Talk Back with Students
The performance Songs from the silent voice is the first in a trilogy about human border zones. This performance explores the border zones between
life and death, between fantasy and reality.
In ”Songs from the silent voice” Nina Norén recreates her own experiences of suffering from mental illness, and of the so-called ”nursing” she has been exposed to. With fragments from her former life in transparent plastic bags, she enters the grey desolateness of the scene - the psychiatric care - where the bags, like the dissolved powerlessness of the split self, soon fall helplessly to the floor. Out of these bags the sparse properties are taken out, accompanying the painful journey; a contemporary journey along three different roads: the illness, the bureaucracy of the nursing system and the recovery.