English speaking

Welcome to experience the festival in English!

During the festival, a number of performances are given in English. Here, we have gathered these as an ”English Track” , to make it easier for you as an English speaking visitor.

In some cases, where language does not create a barrier, performances in Swedish are included. But then it is clearly marked that the primary languange is Swedish!

For more information about the Seminar 13-14 june -in the Land of Legends. Read this.

Welcome!

Thursday 13 th June

09.00 – 16.00 Oral Storytelling Tradition – Introduction to The Land of Legends

In November 2018, The Land of Legends was adopted to the Unesco Register of Good Safeguarding Practice under the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. A core word in the Convention is sharing. During two days, folklorists, scholars, radio producers and storytellers will explore and share different ways to work with oral tradition in the past, present, and in the future.

Day one will be dedicated to the work that is carried out in the Land of Legends. Join us for a tour in the Land of Legends. Get a guided tour at the Museum and listen to interesting lectures on how we work to safeguard the Intangible Cultural Heritage of oral storytelling in schools, our plans to develop the Land of Legends and deepen the work with the Convention for the Safeguarding of ICH, and how a devastating storm was coped with through storytelling.
The seminar will be held in English.

Participants:
Meg Nömgård – Director, Land of Legends
Anna Blomster – Storytelling Curator, Land of Legends
Peter Albinsson – Organization developer
Tine Winther – Storytelling Pedagogue, Storyteller, Land of Legends
Ola Hemström – Producer, Swedish Radio
Venue: Garvaren Strålfors
Price seminar: One day 95 Euro/Both days 152 Euro
NOTE! Not included in the festivalpass

19.00 – 21.00 Opening night at Grand
The festival opens with a sparkling smorgasbord of artists, stories and music. Here you get the opportunity to see this year’s broad festival program. Old favorites from 30 years of festivals are mixed with new artists. Listen to music and stories from different parts of the world. The festival bar is open during intermission.
There will be performances both in Swedish and English!

On stage:
Svend Erik Engh, Alice Fernbank, Neil Sutcliffe, Antonio Rocha, Gabriella Stenberg Wieser, Slaka Balladforum, Grace Wangari, Elisabeth Hellman Blind and Anders Holmberg.
Hosts: Meg Nömgård and Ulrika Gunnarsson.
Venue: Grand
Price: 200: –

 

Friday 14th June

9.00 – 12.00 Antonio Rocha – Hidden Gems – WORKSHOP
A treasure called Transitions—the moments in a story where we shift between one thought and the next—are hidden gems tucked away in a story well told. Whether you’re beginner or professional teller, learning to master these moments will give your stories extra polish and finesse. This workshop will teach you how to identify and develop the transitions within your stories by practicing techniques with voice, body language and gesture. Antonio Rocha will give you lots of tools and insights from his 30 plus career as a solo performer and storyteller.
Venue: Garvaren Sal Ljungberg
Price: 400:-
NOTE! Not included in the festivalpass

08.30 – 15.00 Oral Storytelling tradition – From Kenya to Hälsingland
During the second day of the seminar Oral Storytelling Tradition, we have the opportunity to be part of a deepening conversation that addresses a broad spectrum on the theme of oral storytelling tradition. Questions that will be explored includes: How do storytellers in Ghana and Kenya transmit their stories? How were magic spells used in peasant society Sweden? How is traditional oral material used in tourism industry? How can new technology be used to pursue research about the age of folktales, and contribute to make the folklore material accessible for everyone? Join us for an inspiring day where our invited guests share their examples on how they work with oral storytelling material today.
The seminar will be held in English.

Participants:
Bengt af Klintberg – Folklorist, Sweden
Prisca Naambome Yenzie – Director, Upper East Regional Museum, Ghana
Fredrik Skott – Folklorist, research archivist, Institute for Language and Folklore, Sweden
Jamie Tehrani – Anthropologist, Durham University
Tora Wall – Folklorist, Åbo Akademi University, Finland
Grace Wangari – Storyteller, Kenya
Venue: Garvaren Sal Strålfors
Price seminar: One day 95 Euro/Both days 152 Euro
NOTE! Not included in the festivalpass

12.00 Guided tour at the Museum of Legends
A visit to the Museum of Legends is a must when visiting Ljungby! Here young and old can step into the world of folklore and stories together with our storytellers. This year we have a whole new part in the museum with forest theme.
Venue: The Museum of Legends
Entrance: Festivalpass
Price without Festivalpass: Adults 70: –  / children 30: –

13.00 Anna Fält – The Nordic Voice
Anna Fälts á cappella solo concert is a mix of different Finnish-Ugric and Scandinavian traditions as well as her own written material of lullabies, grass music, magical spells and all imaginable ways that a human voice can be used! This concert is a tribute to the human voice, a unique opportunity to hear the whole spectrum of song styles, sounds and sounds! 
The main language of the performance is Swedish!

Venue: Ljungby Museum
Entrance: Festivalpass
Price without Festivalpass: 100: –

16.15  – 17.00 Qiyan Krets – Qiyans Gobeläng
Qiyan’s Circle weaves a shimmering, multicultural tapestry of sounds and images. From Al-Andalus, Arabian Muwashahat is connected with songs from the Sephardic tradition, which are interspersed with medieval music from the Nordic countries and the rest of Europe. With a unique combination of instrument and their own interpretations, music treasures are blended together from widely different traditions into one. The main language of the performance is Swedish!
Venue: Ljungby Museum
Entrance: Festivalpass
Price without Festivalpass: 100: –

16.15 – 17.45 Ragnhild A. Mørch – HORIZON – Honouring a lived life
Bølgende blå og blåne bak blåne. On land my Great-aunt, in the fjord her island: my childhood paradise. The dark sea sparkles and shines like the milky way – endlessly, massively – whilst the Norwegian resistance grows and fights the German occupation. When the doorbell rang on the 18th of March 1944, he went to open the door. And didn’t return. A storytelling performance about blind happiness, poetry and the question of forgiveness.
Venue: Grand
Entrance: Festivalpass
Price without Festivalpass: 150:-

18.45 – 19.30 Antonio Rocha – My Brazilian Youth
Antonio Rocha will take you a unique trip through some of the stories and events that marked his Brazilian upbringing.
Venue: Dansstudion, Ljunggården
Entrance: Festivalpass
Price without Festivalpass: 100:-

20.45 – 21.30 Elisabeth Heilmann Blind – Uaajeerneq / Maskdance
Uaajerneq – Maskdance from Greenland is the oldest known form of dramatic expression of the Inuit culture. Today’s mask dance originates from old mimic song games from eastern Greenland. Elisabeth assumes three main elements: horror – comic – erotic. Elisabeth is one of those who has adapted the dance form for todays stage and audience.
Venue: Dansstudion, Ljunggården
Entrance: Festivalpass
Price without Festivalpass: 100:-

20.45 – 22.15 Alice Fernbank, Svend-Erik Engh & Neil Sutcliffe – Giants
A dynamic, physical, musical performance which maps the rise and demise of GIANTS. As two very tall storytellers Svend-Erik and Alice have embarked upon a quest to find out what it is to be gigantic through the myths and legends that tell stories of giants. The performance weaves Celtic and Nordic myths and folktales around a theme close to their hearts. They perform with the musician Neil Sutcliffe, who brings a musical voice to the stories.
Venue: Grand
Entrance: Festivalpass
Price without Festivalpass: 150:-

 

Saturday 15 th June

9.00 – 12.00 GraceWangari–Cultivating active audiences: Inspiring participation in story performance WORKSHOP
For storytellers, the distance between the performer and the audience, both physical and in terms of spontaneity, is highly reduced. This is especially heightened in live performance. Being an important resource, how then do you creatively inspire your audience to grow from silent listeners to active participants in the performance? This session will be highly practical. Participants are encouraged to come with stories either new or previously performed that can be re-created during the workshop.
Workshopen ärpå engelska.
Venue: Garvaren Sal Sohlberg
Price: 400:-
NOTE! Not included in the festivalpass

10.45 – 11.00 Elisabeth Heilmann Blind – Uteliggaren
Uteliggaren is a dance performance inspired by the dancer’s own personal experience of her brother’s premature death. The story is fictitious and the story starts in the 14th century old Greenland. A young man has lost his soul. The shaman woman Meqqu is given the task to go on her life’s journey in order to retrieve his soul. During the journey, something goes teribbly wrong. The year is suddenly 1978 and she is in a prison cell in Denmark. There is also a young sleeping man.
Dancer: Elisabeth Heilmann Blind Choreographer: Ada Einmo Jürgensen Music: Tuomas Raunakari
Venue: Dansstudion, Ljunggården
Entrance: Festivalpass
Price without Festivalpass: 100:-

12.30 – 13.15 Antonio RochaCross Roads
Antonio Rocha will share his favorite stories from around the world.
Venue: Ljunggården
Entrance: Festivalpass
Price without Festivalpass: 100:-

13.15 – 14.45 Open stage
Do you want a story to tell? Or not? Come anyway! Here is the opportunity for everyone to tell or listen. Sign up at the festival reception or at the venue. First come first served. Host: Pelle Olsson. The main language of the performance is Swedish!
Venue: Märtas Café
Free admission

13.30 – 14.25 Svend-Erik Engh & Neil Sutcliffe – Walk the Oars
Danish storyteller Svend-Erik Engh and Scottish musician Neil Sutcliffe tell a story inspired by the Viking’s arrival in Scotland. You are invited onboard a Viking Longship. Hold your oars steady as the Viking Storyteller walks upon them to celebrate a victory. Föreställningen ges på engelska.
Venue: Ljungby Museum
Entrance: Festivalpass
Price without Festivalpass: 100:-

15.45 – 16.30 Timothy Tangherlini – The disappearing shamans of Cheju Island: folk religion in a small seaside village
Cheju shamanism is an ancient but waning practice. However, almost all the island’s larger villages still have a shaman, whose role is to perform rituals and to remember the village myths. Join Timothy Tangherlini, professor at the Department of Asian Languages andCultures, University of California Los Angeles, on a journey into the depths of Korean folklore.
Venue: Märtas Café
Entrance: Festivalpass
Price without Festivalpass: 100:-

16.30 – 17.15 Alice Fernbank – Bold Daughters
Folktales of daughters on the threshold of transformation, who engage their wit and wisdom and do what needs to be done for a deeper, freer, fuller and happier life. Journey with Alice through burning forests, quaking bogs, and crashing oceans as these brave women dive into the depths of their heart’s calling.
Föreställningen är på engelska.
Venue: Ljungby Museum
Entrance: Festivalpass
Price without Festivalpass: 100:-

17.45 Grace Wangari – Two stories
Grace Wangari from Kenya will tell you two stories. The first one is called A woman’s Wisdom. ”On the eve of her wedding, Zia makes a promise to her husband. If the promise was broken, it would mean the end of the marriage as well.”
The second storie is The Price of Words. “Exactly what is a word worth?“
Venue: Ljungby Museum
Entrance: Festivalpass
Price without Festivalpass: 100:-

17.45 – 19.00 Golbang – The Nightingale’s song
The quintet Golbang creates musical magic in the meeting between Baluchistan, Persia, Kurdistan, Afghanistan and Sweden. Meet one of the world’s most delightful voices in swinging interaction and improvisation for peace and love. This is world-music in world-class!
Venue: Grand
Entrance: Festivalpass
Price without Festivalpass: 150:-

19.00 – 19.45 Neil Sutcliffe – The Speaking Heart – Finding the Stories in Music and Songs
In this show, created especially for the Festival, Neil explores the close similarities between storytelling and music, using his experience of performing and developing shows alongside other disciplines to highlight the shared techniques and practices of all artists. Föreställningen är på engelska.
Venue: Dansstudion, Ljunggården
Entrance: Festivalpass
Price without Festivalpass: 100:-

 

Sunday 17 the June

11.00 – 11.45 Grace Wangari, Antonio Rocha & Mikael Öberg – Tales Tellers Love to Tell
Three world-class storytellers bring their favorit stories to stage. It doesn’t get better then that!
Two perform i English, one in Swedish.
Venue: Grand
Entrance: Festivalpass
Price without Festivalpass: 100:-

12.00  12.45 Timothy Tangherlini – Conspiracy theories – From witch hunt to fakenews.
Folklore has always been concerned with the study of stories. Today, we will explore two interrelated problems: first, how the structure of stories–be they 19th century stories of ghosts or witches, or 21st century stories of satanists and terrorists–can give us a clear understanding of the ideology behind storytelling, and second, how these stories can be connected to create complex conspiracy theories. With this as a starting-point, we will discuss how conspiracy theories develop and how they can influence real world decision making.
Venue: Ljunggården
Entrance: Festivalpass
Price without Festivalpass: 100:-

15.00 – 16.00 The Wedding – And then they lived happily ever after
What can be a better way to end the festival than a truly authentic fairytale wedding? Come and join in when The Land of Legends own Storytelling Curator gets her prince!  There will be a colorful wedding surrounded by music and stories from all corners of the earth on the theme of love – from Kenya to Brazil via Lagan! Yes, they are really getting married, we promise!
Free busride from the museum, at 14.30!

Participants:
Bride and groom: Anna Blomster & Peter Martinsson
Priest: Lena Blomquist
Storytellers: Grace Wangari, Siw Svensson & Antonio Rocha
Musician: The Land of Legends orchestra & Ulrika Gunnarsson
Sexton: Rebecka Löndahl

Location:  Angelstads Church
Free Entrance with offertory