An open encounter with dementia.
In Det er alltid en tråd en plass (There
is Always a Thread Somewhere) we get a unique insight into the lives of
people with dementia. Through a documentary-based performance, the performing
arts company Kompani Krapp spend time with five people with dementia over a
period of two years at the Bergen Red Cross nursing home. The main characters share
their thoughts and poetic texts from the nursing home, and it is these
encounters and experiences that are conveyed through film and sound in the
Krapp and its partner The Dignity Centre want more knowledge and understanding about dementia and wish to tell a
slightly different story about the disease. The portrayal of dementia often
carries the mark of loss, isolation, loneliness and the enormous financial
burden a dementia patient is on society. This performance focuses on the
healthy aspects that reside inside patients who are living with dementia.
'It's about being seen, listened to and heard.
But it's also about seeing and meeting others with curiosity – those you meet for the first time or those
you have known for a lifetime,' says Kristine Nordby Simonsen, one of the
founders of Kompani Krapp.
The performance is
presented in Norwegian without surtitles.Photo: Francisco Munoz