Fairy-tale “Two sisters and twelve mounts”

-Fairy-tale “Two sisters and twelve mounts”

Music: Evelina Petrova

Translation, editing of text and direction: Thea Skallevold

Costume: Lilia Kisselenko and Torill Skallevold

Supplies design and poster: Håvard Steensen

Photo: Johannes Skyberg, Torill Skallevold and Helge Reistad

Supported by Tour organization for Hedmark

Approved by the Norwegian National Concert Council’s program.

«Far in a dark forest lived three women: one widow, her daughter Marfa, and the widow’s widow, Masjenka. The widow loved Marfa, but hated Masjenka because she was better and smarter and prettier than her own daughter. Masjenka is sent out to perform impossible tasks: in mid-January she has to look for violins, strawberries and apples in the snow. Despaired and frozen she meets twelve mysterious men sitting around a fire: they are the twelve months of the year … »

Two sisters and twelve months are a concert show based on the «Twelve Months», an Eastern European fairy-tale and Evelina Petrova’s «Years» cycle, inspired by the same story. Thea Skallevold plays all the roles. Evelina Petrova presents the pictures with her distinctive music and impressive voice usage.

The performance is produced in collaboration with Mette Renolen and Johannes Skyberg from the Tour Organization for Hedmark.

We have played the show for primary schools in the Kulturelle Skolesekken/Rikskonsertene (Norwegian program for schools) since the autumn of 2014. In the spring of 2017 we rounded 250 performances, and still we think it’s just fun to play!

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12 month1

12 month 2

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