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Fargespill (or “Kaleidoscope” in English) has enthused over 200 000 young and old since the start in 2004 with explosive and gripping shows. Fargespill has a solid reputation for conjuring heart-warming tears and a lot of joy.

“Fargespill sparkles such that a mostly fastidious critic rejoice for each and every soloist, and what they all have managed to create together” (Ida Habbestad, Aftenposten)

A SWIFT INTRODUCTION TO FARGESPILL

When different people and different cultures meet, what happens if we look for gold instead of dirt? Because that’s how we humans are put together – the things we look for in other people, is what we find. And the things we don’t look for, we rarely find. And what we look for – that’s up to ourselves.

Fargespill is an ensemble consisting of children and youths from all over the world. On stage we meet about 100 young people from around 35 different countries, including Norway. Many has come to Norway as refugees and immigrants, some were born here. Some are cross cultural, some are here alone. All of them have different backgrounds, history and identity. These young people are the heart of Fargespill.

The shows are made from songs and dances the youths have grown up with, often traditional music and movements. Fargespill focuses on what happens when differences meet through traditional music and dance:
Ethiopian shoulder dance meets Norwegian “gangar”. Mogadishu meets Kollywood, “fallturillturalltura” meets “habibi habibi”. Children-rhymes from all over the world unite in one grand polyphonic mantra. Through the fusion of our musical heritage we seek to encourage an emotional and deeply rooted understanding of the fact that we wander this little planet together – and that we need to make the best of it. Through traditional music and dance it becomes so clear; How obvious it is that we are alike, and how enriching it is that we are different.

The result is an intimate, musical meeting with young peoples’ stories about who they are and where they come from, told through music and dance from their respective upbringings. The experience is elevated by professional musicians, choreographers, instructors, sound- and light designers and set designers.

Fargespill debuted with great success during the Bergen International Festival in 2004, and over 200 000 has since seen their performances. They have released a book and an album, which was nominated for the Norwegian Grammys, and in 2018 they were nominated to the Nobel Peace Prize (!) As of 2017 the Fargespill foundation has ensembles in both Bergen and Oslo. 

They have performed – amongst others – for the 2018 laureates of the Nobel Peace prize, Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad, most of the European Royal Houses and most ministers in Norway . The Fargespill-concept is licensed to several municipalities all over the country, as well as to Sweden – and several others are on the verge of starting up their own ensembles. These are independent units with their own ensembles. To read more about the licences, please follow this link

 

HOW TO CONTACT US IN BERGEN:

Stiftelsen Fargespill – Nygårdsgaten 124 – 5008 Bergen, Norway

Tlf: +47 55  32 31 40

ADMINISTRATION:

CEO / Producer Kjersti Berge kjersti(at)fargespill.no +47 94 50 22 70
Coordinator/ press / co-producer Frøydis Moberg froydis(at)fargespill.no +47 93 49 65 71

Are you looking to book Fargespill for an event? Please contact Kjersti Berge

 

ARTISTIC DEPARTMENT:

Artistic leader Ole Hamre ole(at)fargespill.no +47 90 04 30 81
Artistic leader Sissel Saue sissel(at)fargespill.no +47 92 22 64 84
Choreographer Elizabeth Guino-O elizabeth(at)fargespill.no +47 92 23 05 69
Musical consultant Anna Egholm Pedersen anna(at)fargespill.no +47 40 53 63 23
Musical consultant Sigurd Tunestveit sigurd(at)fargespill.no +47 93 86 91 09
Dance instructor Stephanie Mowinckel stephanie(at)fargespill.no +47 95 24 32 07
Adm/artistic consultant Irene Kinunda irene(at)fargespill.no +47 94 47 42 36

Are you looking to become a Fargespill-participant or have questions regarding rehearsels etc? Please contact Sissel Saue

 

HOW TO CONTACT US IN OSLO: 

Fargespill-Oslo is situated at Sentralen – Øvre Slottsgate 3 – 0154 Oslo, Norway

ADMINISTRATION:

Adm. leader / Producer Anine Smith anine(at)fargespill.no +47 99 56 17 64

Are you looking to book Fargespill-Oslo for an event? Please contact Anine Smith

ARTISTIC DEPARTMENT:

Artistic leader / choreographer Zezé Kolstad zeze(at)fargespill.no +47 46 66 20 51
Musical consultant / instructor Anja Eline Skybakmoen anjazz84(at)gmail.com +47 45 47 06 23
Musical leader Olav Torget olav(at)olavtorget.no +47 91 79 39 08

Are you looking to become a Fargespill-participant or have questions regarding rehearsels etc? Please contact Anja Skybakmoen

For more information on upcoming events, go this page

(Under this event-page, please note that all performances referred to as e.g. “Fargespill-Trondheim”, “Fargespill-Larvik”, “Fargespill-Kristiansand” or any variation of “Flere Farger” IN THE COLUMN TO THE LEFT are performances by other companies in other cities, and should not be confused with Fargespill located  in Bergen)