A sitespecific performance at Gamlebyen graveyard in Oslo 

Biologist Jens Haga leads you through the graveyard. He’s visible, hidden, omnipresent; just like the flora and fauna. From within your headphones, his voice speaks of the mystery of life - how it appeared, and how hard it is to tell what’s alive and what’s dead in a cemetery. In between the graves giant insects and mammals emerge in a silent movie of elusive tableaux. The cemetery workers are digging and watering, digging and watering. Are they simply weary from work? Or are they mourning? 

Death is barely visible. Through life, SWALLOW, SMOKE AND WEEPING WILLOW attempts to get closer to death. Can we ever truly comprehend that we’re going to die? Can we accept that we’re all going up in smoke? 

PREMIERE June 12 at 19:00 Gamlebyen gravlund in Oslo! Performs June 13. – 15. and June 19. – 22. at 19:00 and 21:00. Both shows on the 21st is performed in English. Meetingpoint: NoPlace, Oslogate 2b.


Tickets can also be bought cash in hand at Galleri NoPlace half an hour before the show starts (NB. limited tickets available!).

By: Anne Rooschüz and Karen Røise Kielland / Performers: Zlatko Djulkic, Jens Haga, Kim Atle Hanssen, Anders Rummelhoff, Julie Solberg
 / Dramaturg: Christina Hauge 
/ Composer: Jessica Sligter / Technician: Kristjan Belgau / 
Set design: Lena Müller and Jennie Hagevik Bringaker 
/ Production: Jorunn Kjersem Hildre and Marit Grimstad Eggen /
 Co-production: Gravferdsetaten i Oslo, Dramatikkens hus og Galleri NoPlace. The production is supported by Norsk Kulturråd, Oslo Kommune and Dramatikkens hus.