In-house seminar 31. October - PLAYING HJØRDIS TODAY with Kjersti Tveterås
Welcome to a new In-house seminar at the Centre for Ibsen Studies!
Photo credits: Øyvind Eide/Nationaltheatret
Kjersti Tveterås is an actress at Nationaltheatret in Oslo and has made a name for herself for her interpretation of Hjørdis in Ibsen's "The Vikings at Helgeland" (1858), which has run at Nationaltheatret in the last two seasons and recently featured as a guest performance at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
During the seminar, Tveterås will dialogue with Giuliano D'Amico and students at the Centre for Ibsen Studies, and will speak about her experience about playing Hjørdis more than 160 years since the character was conceived. How to make such a character relevant today? What to emphasize about her personality? What are the challenges in playing such a complex figure?
The seminar will be in English and is open to everyone.
Kjersti Tveterås graduated from the Oslo National Academy of the Arts in 2012. She made her debut at Trondheim's Trøndelagsteater, before she moved to Nationaltheatret in 2015. She has performed in, among others, Luigi Pirandello's "Six characters in search of an author" and Henrik Ibsen's adaptation "Vildanden + En folkefiende – Enemy of the Duck". She is currently playing the main role in "Alice i vidunderland", an adaptation of Lewis Carroll's novel.