F: Did you say they were in Rome?

M: Yes.

F: It`s at this square and the doves are flying around and they are wearing beautiful clothes and its like in a Fellini movie, right?

M: Yes, exactly like that ?   

F: I have the exact same picture

There is a Noise is an invitation to a memory, an exploration of the landscape between what we know to be true, what we’ve heard and that which we can barely remember.

The audience is invited to sit around a table while stories unfold around them in the midst of frying waffle ooze. From the diary of a 16 year-old in 1945, to a child’s escape from war in Sarajevo and to Scandinavia today: There is a Noise asks how a personal story can find its place in the collective and the necessity of investigating the personal in our common history.

How to approach a memory that strongly diverges from one's cultural surroundings and how to offer the audience a shift off perspective, was an ongoing question in the making of this piece. 

There is a Noise investigates the blurry line between facts, commemoration and emotions, and consequently memory itself .
How we write, not only our own, but also our collective history.


Idea/Direction: Freya Sif Hestnes and Marina Popović
Performers: Freya Sif Hestnes and Marina Popović
Sound design: Marianna Sangita Røe
Sound technicians on tour: Marianna Sangita Røe / Daniel Fogh

Outside eye: Karmenlara Ely, Sxip Shirey, Dan Safer
Created with the support of: Norwegian Theater Academy and Fritt Ord

Photos by: Arne Hauge, Hazel Barstow
Video teaser by Hazel Barstow, Marianna Sangita Røe and Freya Sif Hestnes

Touring supported by: Norwegian Arts Council, Danish Arts Council, Performing Arts Hub Norway, The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Copenhagen, Scenekunstbruket

Performed at:

The House and The Lights festival / Norwegian Theatre Academy, SHOWBOX-festival (NO), Galleri A-venue (SE), Vårscenefest (NO), International ASSITEJ-festival SAND (NO) Det frie felts festival Danish Royal Theatre /Warehouse 9, (DK), Teater Momentum (DK) Kopergietery (BE), Schöne Aussicht festival at JES Stuttgart (DE) Theater am Marienbad, Freiburg Danse and Theatre Festival (DE) Thinkarts, Rangashankara Theatre (IND) Gøteborg Danse og Teaterfestival, Folkteatern (SE) DKS-touring (NO) BASTARD-festival, Avant Garden/ Rosendal Teater (NO) Licht Blicke festival, Gostner Hofteater (DE) Take Off Festival, Hullabaloo Theatre (ENG) Teater der Dinge, Schaubüde (DE)