The Minuet Dancer

Troldhaugen Troldhaugvegen 65, Bergen, Norway Sunday March 19 2017, 19:00

“On a low cabinet stood a pair of yellow silk-shoes. Those were the shoes that Sarah Fosswinckel wore when she danced the fateful minuet”.

“Menuett-danserinnen” (The Minuet Dancer) is a story by Elisabeth and Johan Welhaven, taking place in Bergen in the old days. We bid you welcome to their living room where the story is given new life through song, dance and drama. You will also hear “Haugtussa”, a story about a young girl’s first love – and heartbreak, set to music by Edvard Grieg, and first performed by Maren Welhavens daughter, Eva Nansen. Join us this unique evening at Troldhaugen.

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  • “Haugtussa” opus 67. Music by Edvard Grieg, lyrics by Arne Garborg.
  • “Bestemors menuett” (Grandmother’s Minuet”) opus 68 for dancer and piano. Music by Edvard Grieg.
  • “Menuett-danserinnen” (“The Minuet Dancer”) for soprano, actor and piano. Music by Halfdan Kjerulf and Tyrone Landau, lyrics by Johan and Elisabeth Welhaven.
  • Minuet from “Et folkesagn” (“A Legend”) for dancer and piano – Music by Niels Gade.