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Reply #39 - 10/21/18 at 15:18:00  

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The Royal Ballet at Gimle cinema



In the fall 2018 and spring 2019, you can again see ballet live, this time with The Royal Ballet from The Royal Opera House, at Gimle cinema (Norwegian: Gimle kino). Broadcasting via digital equipment and satellite, and clear sound in surround sound as well as HD-quality pictures.


Place: Gimle kino (Oslo, Norway)
Performances:
  1. La Bayadére (2 h 50 min)
    Tuesday 13 November at 8:15 p.m.
  2. The Nutcracker The Nutcracker (2 h 30 min)
    Monday 17 December at 8:15 p.m.
  3. Don Quixote (2 h 45 min)
    Tuesday 19 February at 8:15 p.m.
  4. Flight Pattern Triple Bill (3 h 15 min)
    Thursday 16 May at 8:15 p.m.


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Reply #38 - 10/21/18 at 14:49:13  

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The Metropolitan Opera live at Gimle cinema



In the fall 2018 and spring 2019, you can see The Metropolitan Opera live from New York at Gimle cinema (Norwegian: Gimle kino). Broadcasting via digital equipment and satellite, and clear sound in surround sound as well as HD-quality pictures. The events at Saturdays are live while there are recorded events on Monday.


Place: Gimle kino (Oslo, Norway)
Performances:
  1. La Fanciulla del West (3 h 42 min)
    Saturday 27 October at 7:00 p.m. (LIVE)
    Monday 19 November at 6:30 p.m.
  2. Aida (3 h 56 min)
    Saturday 6 October (PREMIERE)
    Monday 29 October at 6:30 p.m.
  3. Marnie (3 h 17 min)
    Saturday 10 November at 7:00 p.m. (LIVE)
    Monday 3 December at 6:30 p.m.
  4. Samson et Dalila (3 h 29 min)
    Saturday 30 October (PREMIERE)
    Monday 12. November at 6:30 p.m.
  5. La Traviata (3 h 32 min)
    Saturday 15 December at 7:00 p.m. (LIVE)
    Monday 7. January at 6:30 p.m.
  6. Adriana Lecouvreur (3 h 58 min)
    Saturday 12 January at 6:30 p.m. (LIVE)
    Monday 4 February at 6:30 p.m.
  7. Carmen (2 h 55 min)
    Saturday 2 February at 7:00 p.m. (LIVE)
    Monday 25 February at 6:30 p.m.
  8. La Fille du Régiment (3 h 41 min)
    Saturday 2 March at 7:00 p.m. (LIVE)
    Monday 25 March at 6:30 p.m.
  9. Die Walküre (5 h 20 min)
    Saturday 30 March at 5:00 p.m. (LIVE)
    Monday 22 April at 5:30 p.m.
  10. Dialogues des Carmélites (3 h 29 min)
    Saturday 11 May at 6:00 p.m. (LIVE)
    Monday 3 June at 6:30 p.m.


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Reply #37 - 08/24/18 at 02:43:23  

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Norway's most popular show

M/S Color Fantasy somwhere between Oslo and Kiel 3th and 4th august 2018


Who would have guessed that Color Line's ships M/S Color Magic and M/S Color Fantasy present Norway's most popular Norwegian-produced shows? Over 600,000 audiences annually or about 300 thousand per ship. Are you really fond of entertainment that includes song, dance and music at a high pace, well in that case the shows on Color Line are alone worth the price tag for a 2-day cruise to Kiel. In recent years, the shows have been pure fireworks. Great dancers and singers, glitter and glam with over 200 spectacular costumes per production. Add high-tech sound and light, and you have a show that Las Vegas struggles to match!


#Imagine
In 2018, the #Imagine and La Riviera shows will be on M/S Color Fantasy. Two amazing shows I must watch repeatedly. Within 45 minutes, we see topics like #Imagine with beautiful music, #Fairytale with a good and funny story and a wonderful duet. #Workout with fresh 1980s (workout) girls, #Love (you guessed correctly, love-stories) and #OneHitWonders with «Take On Me». Add a juggler from Lido and professional Latin-dancers.


La Riviera
La Riviera is a chapter for itself. This is where the singers really can show what they are good for, so Folketeateret in Oslo, watch out! The show opens with the beautiful Édith Piaf song La Vie en Rose. But it's the major musicals Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables as well as Beauty and the Beast that put the dot over the «i» (Norwegian way expressing that something is superb). Wink


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Reply #36 - 08/09/18 at 00:45:22  

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Justin Timberlake in the Telenor Arena

Telenor Arena, Oslo, August 2, 2018


«The biggest pop entertainer in his generation», that is what the Norwegian press wrote in their review of Justin Timberlake’s concert in the Telenor Arena on Thursday, August 2 (Rødahl, 2018). If we add Timberlake’s role interpretation as entrepreneur Sean Parker in The Social Network, the song Can't Stop the Feeling (that I saw and listened for the very first time at Globen in Stockholm), as well as Super Bowl halftime show this year, I could not agree more with the press. In fact, it was during the night (Super Bowl goes at night in Norwegian local time) where Timberlake danced with the Norwegian dancer Mona Berntsen, that I bought tickets to Telenor Arena. In other words, I had very high expectations.


THE MAN OF THE WOODS TOUR
Let me begin with that the concert fulfilled (almost all) my expectations. Great scene (literally), lots of light, impressive dancing and singing, and everything you can expect from Justin Timberlake. Everything with the exception of the sound quality! It does not matter if it is Eurovision, Madonna, Lady Gaga, or Timberlake, Telenor Arena sounds like an overgrown boombox installed in a metal box. The acoustics in Telenor Arena is regrettably! Just don’t let the flutter echo ruin the experience when the world stars are visiting the arena – please?



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Reply #35 - 09/25/17 at 22:52:57  

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Cats the Musical on tour

23th September 2017 - Oslo Spektrum, Norway


Cats is a blockbuster musical based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot, and is simply one of the longest running musicals on Broadway and London's West End. This original version from London Palladium is based on director Trevor Nunn, co-director and choreographer Gillian Lynne, scenographer John Napier and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber in the lead. Now the cats are on tour in Scandinavia and they started in Oslo Spektrum with six shows from 21 September to 24 September. The tour will continue in Gothenburg, Stockholm, Malmö, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Horsens and Cologne.


What can I say about the performance? I had the opportunity to see it on Saturday, and well, the musical, the dance and the music flow as always. This is the musical that never will be boring. On the contrary, it surprises you over and over again with drama and world-class music and dance.
 
 
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Reply #34 - 09/22/17 at 21:24:55  

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Bolshoi Ballet at Gimle cinema



In the fall 2017 and spring 2018, you can see the Bolshoi Ballet at Gimle cinema (Norwegian: Gimle kino). Broadcasting via digital equipment and satellite, and clear sound in surround sound as well as HD-quality pictures.


Place: Gimle kino (Oslo, Norway)
Performances:
  1. Le Corsaire (3 h 35 min)
    Sunday 22 October at 5:00 p.m.
  2. Romeo and Juliet (2 h 30 min)
    Sunday 21 January at 4:00 p.m.
  3. Flames of Paris (2 h 15 min)
    Sunday 4 March at 4:00 p.m.
  4. Coppélia (2 h 45 min)
    Sunday 10 June at 5:00 p.m.


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Reply #33 - 08/30/17 at 22:41:27  

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The Metropolitan Opera live at Gimle cinema



In the fall 2017 and spring 2018, you can see The Metropolitan Opera live from New York at Gimle cinema (Norwegian: Gimle kino). Broadcasting via digital equipment and satellite, and clear sound in surround sound as well as HD-quality pictures. The events at Saturdays are live while there are recorded events on Monday.


Place: Gimle kino (Oslo, Norway)
Performances:
  1. Norma (3 h 29 min)
    Saturday 7 October at 7:00 p.m. (LIVE)
    Monday 30 October at 6:30 p.m.
  2. Die Zauberflöte (3 h 29 min)
    Saturday 14 October at 7:00 p.m. (LIVE)
    Monday 6 November at 6:30 p.m.
  3. The Exterminating Angel (2 h 52 min)
    Saturday 18 November at 7:00 p.m. (LIVE)
    Monday 11 December at 6:30 p.m.
  4. Tosca (3 h 18 min)
    Saturday 27 January at 7:00 p.m. (LIVE)
    Monday 19 February at 6:30 p.m.
  5. L'Elisir d'Amore (3 h 18 min)
    Saturday 10 February at 7:00 p.m. (LIVE)
    Monday 5 March at 6:30 p.m.
  6. La Bohème (3 h 16 min)
    Saturday 24 February at 6:30 p.m. (LIVE)
    Monday 19 March at 6:30 p.m.
  7. Semiramide (3 h 50 min)
    Saturday 10 March at 7:00 p.m. (LIVE)
    Monday 2 April at 6:30 p.m.
  8. Così fan tutte (3 h 56 min)
    Saturday 31 March at 7:00 p.m. (LIVE)
    Monday 23 April at 6:30 p.m.
  9. Luisa Miller (3 h 58 min)
    Saturday 14 April at 6:30 p.m. (LIVE)
    Monday 7 May at 6:30 p.m.
  10. Cendrillon (3 h 12 min)
    Saturday 28 April at 7:00 p.m. (LIVE)
    Monday 21 May at 6:30 p.m.


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Reply #32 - 05/08/17 at 02:44:05  

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Film: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)


Directors: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg


In May 24, 2017 comes the fifth movie in the series of Pirates of the Caribbean. Johnny Depp, who says he will play the role as long as the audience likes it, plays Captain Jack Sparrow. The film will surely have huge earnings for Walt Disney Pictures, but the really interesting is that the directing has been taken care of by the Norwegians Rønning and Sandberg. Earlier they directed the Norwegian movies «Max Manus» and «Kon-Tiki», but never have they directed movies in this format with a $320 million budget. Another surprise is that Paul McCartney has a role in the film, which opens 26 May 2017 (24 May in Norway). Wink



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Reply #31 - 05/05/16 at 00:45:14  

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Film: Steve Jobs (2015)


Based on Walter Isaacson's biography


Steve Jobs is a filmed theatre in three acts. Those are the launch of the Macintosh, Next Computer and iPod. The movie is filmed in three different formats to represent the three different times the scenes take place: 16mm, 35mm and digital! The movie is writen by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Danny Boyle.


The film got mixed reviews. Macworld UK wrote "that an injustice has been done" because Steve Jobs' successes aren't highlighted in the film to balance out the negativity. The movie is headded in the same direction as the 2013 Jobs movie staring Aston Kutcher. VG in Norway wrote that the film "Steve Jobs is probably the most pompous film ever made ​​about a seller." Steve Jobs (1955-2011) had strong opinions about design, and undoubtedly aesthetic sense, but the truth is that he didn't knew much about computer science. This may explain why the film is a filmed theater, or actually a filmed backstage theater - that probably would work better on stage!
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Reply #30 - 11/19/15 at 13:03:54  

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London trip 2015

5th to 9th November

This fall I visited London with my ballet-friends. The event at the Royal Opera House was streaming the same day and the musical CATS is already on tape, so therefore it is natural to write about the tour in this culture/film-thread.


Viscera, Afternoon of a Faun, Tchaikovsky pas de deux and Carmen
Friday 6 November

Magic ballet-evening which was Carlos Acosta’s last performances. Viscera choreographed by Liam Scarlett, Afternoon of a Faun by Jerome Robbins, Tchaikovsky pas de deux by George Balanchine and Carmen by Carlos Acosta were all great performances. Except a little bit too long short-version of Carmen, it was a wonderful evening, with superstars like Marianela Nuñez, Steven McRae, Sarah Lamb and Carlos Acosta.


CATS
Saturday 7 November

CATS need no further introduction! One of the biggest blockbuster-musicals of all time, produced by Cameron Mackintosh, composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber with a story based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot. CATS was this fall returning to the London Palladium (for a strictly limited season from 23 October 2015 to 2 January 2016). Beverley Knight was starring as Grizabella (Memory). Superb show!


Been there, done that
We were doing other things in London as well. Afternoon tea, Champagne in London Eye and a short visit to London Film Museum: ]Bond in Motion ! You can see the whole album below as well as other London-photos:

 

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Reply #29 - 11/03/15 at 01:13:13  

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Manon at the Norwegian Opera & Ballet

The dress rehearsal 18 September 2015, as well as performances 25 September and 9 October 2015


Manon is a narrative choreography where the main character Manon stands with the choice between love and a life of prosperity. The plot is from the high society in France in the 1700s, where the protagonist through three acts moves us from love in Paris to misery in Louisiana. Manon premiered in Norway this fall! The ballet’s choreography is by Sir Kenneth MacMillan. Despite that he choreographed it in 1974, Manon are among the classics of classical ballets today. Still, the Norwegian National Ballet made a new scenography.

The reviews were positive. The Norwegian newspaper Dagsavisen wrote that John Kristian Alsaker scenography is simple but effective, and Ingrid Nylanders 1700s themed costumes is a sight - at least if one sits far forward in the saddle and see every detail (Kjølstadmyr, 2015). The culture magazine Kulturspeilet believed that Manon was the best classical ballet evening we've seen in Bjørvika, ever (Thorsås, 2015). Daily wrote that Yolanda Correa are standing for the magnificent in this performance (Kjølstadmyr, 2015). I agree! Actually, I saw two performances with Yolanda, who clearly got Manon to emerge as an interesting character. BRAVO!


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Reply #28 - 10/29/15 at 23:44:44  

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The Wave (2015 film)

Will it get an Oscar nomination?


The Wave is a Norwegian catastrophe drama film from 2015.  Åkneset is a mountain massif in the Norwegian fjord Geiranger. It falls out and creates an 85-meter high wave. A geologist (Kristoffer Joner) tries to warn the population about the mountain massif, but ends up in the middle of the wave. The film is representing Norway for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards. It remains to see if the effects are good enough to impress Hollywood. However, many film-enthusiasts will see the film as Norway’s first real catastrophe-film.


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New York tour in 2015

May 24 to May 31

American Ballet Theatre (ABT) celebrated this year the 75th anniversary of his Metropolitan Opera House. This we could not miss, so the occasion of ABT's 75th anniversary traveled ballet gang to New York. There we saw the following performances:


GISELLE
May 25th

Expectations were sky high when Roberto Bolle and Julia Kent danced lead roles in GISELLE at the Metropolitan Opera House. Roberto Bolle, who is from Milan, joined ABT as a soloist in 2009. Julia Kent is American, a native of Potomac, Maryland, started in ABT in 1986 and became a soloist in 1993. Expectations were met - an experience for life.


THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
May 29th

Friday 29 May we were at the premiere of Alexei Ratmansky’s THE SLEEPING BEAUTY. We had a better meal at the Metropolitan Opera House before the experience started with this giant ballet. Magnificent scenography and costumes - a great experience! Gillian Murphy danced the role of Aurora. She is a native of Florence, South Carolina, and joined ABT in 1996 as a soloist in 2002. Brazilian Marcelo Gomes attended the role Désiré. He came from Manaus before joining ABT 1997 – in 2002 as soloist.


It was of course time for other great experiences in New York, and other performances as well!


ALL ROBINS
May 26th

This was a performance by New York City Ballet (NYCB) at David H. Koch Theater. ALL ROBINS had two choreographies by Jerome Robbins: The Goldberg Variations, and West Side Story Suite. Great dancing and music.


AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
May 27th

You cannot have been in the Big Apple without seeing a Broadway musical. Wednesday 27 May we went to see AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at The Palace Theatre.
 
 
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London trip 2014

24th to 29th October

This fall I was again visiting London together with my ballet friends. In this forum, which is about culture and films, I find it suitable to tell about the events – which also has been streamed live.


Thriller Live at Lyric Theatre
24th September

Thriller  Live is a two and a half hour concert that celebrates the early years of  Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5. The musical was conceived by Jackson family friend and author, Adrian Grant, and had already been performed in the United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, as well as Scandinavia before the opening at the Lyric Theatre on 2 January 2009.


Phantom of the Opera at Her Mayesty’s Theatre
25th September

The Phantom of the Opera is a musical by Lloyd Webber that opened in London's West End in 1986 (Broadway in 1988). The musical is the longest running show in Broadway history, and the second longest-running West End musical (after Les Misérables). Which is understandable, because this is one of the best musicals (and scenography) I’ve ever seen.


Manon at the Royal Opera House
26th September

This was the premiere of the classic ballet Manon. Kenneth MacMillan’s ballet in three acts was originally created for the Royal Ballet and therefore it is an experience to be at the premiere in Covent Garden to see this ballet. The story follows the young woman Manon who is standing between the bark and the wood: Her love for the student Des Grieux and her desire for comfort and wealth of a rich man. Manon was danced by Marianela Nuñez, while Des Grieux was danced by Federico Bonelli. The show has since been streamed to cinemas around the world!


BalletBoyz the TALLENT at Linbury Studio
27th September

Although some critics felt this was not BalletBoyz at its best, it was fun to visit Linbury Studio and see this modern ballet. The TALLENT consisted of 3 ballets:

THE MUMURING
METHUS
MESMERICS
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Reply #25 - 07/24/14 at 03:25:23  

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Frozen 2013



As a true optimist Anna turns up with Kristoff in an epic journey. Together they meet Norwegian conditions, and a funny snowman named Olaf, in a race to find Anna's sister Elsa. She has icy powers and also captured the kingdom Arendell in eternal winter.


Frost was released 10 November 2013. The film is based on H.C. Andersen's fairy tale The Snow Queen. Because the film is inspired by Norway, Walt Disney Animation Studios' filmmakers went to Norway: Akershus Fortress in Oslo, Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, and Bryggen in Bergen. The main characters have received Norwegian names: Sven, Anna and Olaf. The film is incredibly beautiful - a true Disney classic! And it's really fun among Norwegians, that the film is inspired by Norway as well as Norwegian culture? Several travel companies now offer Frozen-tours in Norway. One of these is the company Adventures by Disney. Besides is the old Norwegian promotion movie in Epcot Center at Disney World in Florida replaced with the two-time Oscar-winning animated film Frost. I'm so proud!


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