Sisters 11 years later
In 2003 Haugen Productions made the performance Sisters. The performance was shown in total 180 times and seen by more than 25,000 audiences of all ages – throughout Norway. Sisters 11 years later is the independent second part in the story of close family and sisterhood.
Premiere: Dansens Hus, Oslo 9 mai, 2014
Since then played in: Hammerfest, Harstad, Narvik, Stokmarknes, Bodø, Bærum, Montréal (Canada), Olomouc (Check Rep.), Copenhagen (Denmark), Vilnius (Lithuania), Tallinn (Estonia)
Now the mother of the Haugen sisters is dead – and the remaining and many aunts affected by high age. Liv Hanne and Anne Katrine are still dancing, although they-according to the State official record-should be retired. How is the relationship between them now, 11 years later? What has confrontation with death done to them? A wish to once more meet their colorful aunts on the screen, along with an urge to focus on aging, loss and death – as a challenging but nevertheless natural part of life, is the motivation behind this next chapter of sisterhood and close relationships in own family.
Idea and concept: Anne Katrine Haugen and Liv Hanne Haugen
Scenography/art installation: Lawrence Malstaf
Music: Erik Stifjell
Film: Hilde Korsæth/Thundra Film
Film Sisters 2003: Knut Skoglund
Artistic guidance: Jon Tombre
Photo: Jens Kristian Nilsen/Nicolas Tourrenc
Production: Haugen Produksjoner
Supported by: Norsk Kulturråd, Fond for Lyd og Bilde og Fond for utøvende kunstnere.
Co-production: Dansens Hus, National scene for Dance, Oslo
Productionsupport: Dansearena nord
The whole thing is so masterly done, and I don’t remenber if a was breathing during the whole performance, I just remember that something took strongely hold of my hart and kept me tight…
A desire to meet these colorful aunties again on film, along with a wish to focus on aging, loss and death – as a challenging but nevertheless natural part of life, is the motivation for the creation of this the next chapter on sisterhood and close relationships.