I ask grandpa what sound he remembers best from the war. He answers the “the hatch that is closed over us when the torpedo alarm goes off.” Grandfather tells that as an 11-year-old he was taken from his home and forced to evacuate with the German boat Karl Arp. Why had I not heard of this before? Why did not I ask?
During the Arctic Arts festival in Harstad, Simone Grøtte premiered Glemt, which deals with the forced evacuation of Finnmark during the war.
FORGOTTEN is a dance show with the brutal Northern Norway war story as a backdrop. Everyday memories, the nuances of war, taste, smell and childhood memories. The idea is approaching the great war through the little man’s experience. The audience is invited into the venue for a close experience conveyed through dance, objects and authentic sound recordings from a concealed past.
FORGOTTEN are memories of war, about losing, about forgetting, about trying to get up again.