A Beckett-happening! Welcome to a weekend of music, theatre and text that explore and celebrate the work of Samuel Beckett!
“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” Samuel Beckett
This event is part of an international collaboration
Beckett’s work has revolutionized theatre worldwide and influenced musicians, artists, dancers, performers, and genre-crossers, provoking intellectuals and scholars.
This March, Trondheim-based Alpaca Ensemble is invited to Germany to take part in a five day long international festival-like celebration of the 111 anniversary of Beckett’s birth. In return, they have invited some of their German colleagues here, to recreate parts of the celebration in a special Trondheim edition!
For two nights, we can experience several small and larger pieces of performing arts and music that, in their own way, explore or refer to Beckett’s exceptional work!
PROGRAMME (Changes may occur):
The Beckett Portraits, a photo/poster exhibit.
This little exhibit consists of a series of 8 Beckett’s portraits by Lütfi Özkök, black & white, and a few posters including the original Paris’ En attendant Godot from 1953.
The Eye, an exhibit by Karl Dunér (Stockholm), with the voice of Rick Cluchey, ex-inmate of the Californian San Quentin prison, who after being released has worked with Beckett-director, notably playing Krapp’s Last Tape. Duner’s exhibit could be screened before and between some shows.
THEATRE: Not I (performed by Park Krausen, Atlanta)
WORDS AND MUSIC: Alwynne Pritchard: We, three and Vitality Forms: Performed by Alpaca Trio + Alwynne Pritchard (Norway)
SOUND AND VIDEO: Mesias Maiguashca, Hearing Becket: loundspeakers and video (video by Joe Killi)
THEATRE: Nicht Ich (German), with Fabienne Trüssel (Berlin)
21:00 FILMED OR LIVE VERSION: Samuel Beckett Catastrophe, Zerberus Theater Freiburg, with Tjadke Biallowons, Raimund Schall, Petra Müller-Stolz (filmed version) or Alwynne Pritchard (live performance)
FILM: Local kids interviewed about Beckett (
VIDEO: Come and Go, video by Cristin König (Berlin)
TALK by Professor Emeritus Sissel Lie (Trondheim) on Beckett
THEATRE/FILM: Schall & Killi Cabarett Métaphysik, with Joe Killi, Raimund Schall and Muneer Fennel (Zerberus Theater Freiburg)
MUSIC/THEATRE Alwynne Pritchard’s Hospice Lazy
FILM: Non io ( Italian), with Silvia Costa (Treviso/Bologna)
21:00 Short interval
21:15 FILM: Rue Samuel Beckett: Barbara Bray, (GB, F 2013) a documentary by Marek Kedzierski, Piotr Dzumala
This project is part of an international collaboration of events, including:
*E-Werk Freiburg 4–11 March
*Teaterhuset Avant Garden, Trondheim 5–6 May
*LAZNIA NOWA TEATR, TEATR GROTESKA, Krakow October–November 2017
*Paris, Auxerre, 2017/2018, in planning
– More information at: www.beckett111.net –
Full programme will be announced here as time gets closer to the event.