About Hestnes / Popović

Freya Sif Hestnes and Marina Popović create work through a common interest in memory, storytelling and how we as individuals take space in a community.

Going at it with a devotion for details and diversions, they insist that the personal and emotional is political and research how this can be experienced in immersive, sensorial and poetical performances.

They work with an enthusiasm for the overlooked in history, often inviting the audience to take part and together question what stories and powerdynamics shape our understanding of ourselves.

The international touring and creating of Hestnes / Popović`s work has been supported by the Danish and Norwegian Arts Councils,  Performing Arts Hub Norway, Fond For Utøvende Kunstnere and The Norwegian Center for new playwriting.

Video portrait by Thomas Hyttel


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Freya Sif Hestnes holds a BA in scenography from Norwegian Theatre Academy and a BFA in photography from Valand Academy in Gothenburg. She is based in Copenhagen and presents work in Scandinavia and internationally, within the range of theatre performance, relational esthetics, photography and video installation. She has been the recipient of several artistic grants from the Danish Arts council for both her work as a scenographer and visual artist.

Marina Popović is a Norwegian-Bosnian actress. She studied acting at the Norwegian Theatre Academy and holds an MA from NTNU in Trondheim, specialized in Cultural Memory Studies. She works as an actress in both institutional theatre, tv and independent theatre groups, both norwegian and international. She has received the Norwegian Arts Councils working grant for young artistst in 2018, 2021 ans 2022. Marina is based in Oslo.