Northern Soul opened Varangerfestivalen in Northen Norway, touched the audience to tears and received a spontaneous standing ovation of a full hall.
Northern Soul is exactly what the title suggests: it is an expressive, philosophical and emotional trip into a Northern soul – its identity, search and homecoming.
Collaborative creation between artists from music, contemporary dance, film and visual art resulted in a big production with a band, string orchestra, choir, dance and exquisite scenography of two stages, three projection screens and elegant light design.
06/09/2014 – opening concert at Varanger Festival 2014, Vadsø, Norway
18/10/2015 – NRK TV-aksjonen 2015 til Regnskogfondet
13/0672016 – Riddu Riddu Festival, Norway
Producers: Simone Grøtte and Herman Rundberg in collaboration with Varangerfestivalen
Choreography and dance: Simone Grøtte
Music and lyrics: Herman Rundberg in collaboration with
Mari Boine, Kråkesølv, Kjetil Holmstad-Solberg, Petter Carlsen, SlinCraze, Ole Jørn Myklebust
Director of photography: Hallgrim Haug
Light design: Tor Ditlevsen