A trio of performance storytellers: Markus Luukonen (Finland), Tom van Outryve (Belgium), Torgrim Mellum Stene (Norway)
3Troubadours are three performers with different qualities and strengths. They met as part of LABO, a yearly laboratory for research and development for professional European storytellers. The group was formed in Ghent in Belgium in May 2015.
Their first performance together is “Mobile Dreams”, a poetic, funny and warm storytelling show for adults about the everlasting human search for truth and connection, freedom and beauty. In a playful stream of English spiced with their native tongues (Norwegian, Finnish and Dutch) the three performers behind “Mobile Dreams” tell a string of tales both mythical and personal all connected by the language of dreams.
Second performance “ROOTS“ was developed throughout 2018 in a string of European residencies supported by Federation for European Storytelling and The Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme. The performance premiered 2018 at the Warsaw International Storytelling Festival.
In the process members of the 3Troubadours dug far back into their individual family histories, the legends of their cultures and even their own DNA to find tales and memories of who we are and what we carry.
We stand on the shoulders of giants. Each and every one of our ancestors has left a trace in us. To understand who we are and where we are going, we need to understand where we’ve come from. To dive into the lake, to climb the tree, to enter the cave. To look for the ROOTS of it all.
2019 Zwolle Unlimited, The Netherlands TARINAKLUBI Helsinki BERÄTTARFESTIVALEN, SKellefteå, Sweden 2018 Warsaw International Storytelling Festival Beyond the Border, Wales International Storytelling Festival STORYing, Croatian International Storytelling Festival Nordic House Reykjavik, Iceland Alden Biesen International Storytelling Festival TARINAKLUBI Helsinki, Finland 2017 Scottish International Storytelling Festival, Edinburgh WORDS FESTIVAL, Denmark BERÄTTARFESTIVALEN, Skellefteå, Sweden Mobile Dreams UK Tour - Arpil 2017 Newhaven / Nottingham / Pwllheli / Birmingham / Sidmouth Glasgow / Edinburgh / Hebden Bridge / Blackburn Belgium and the Netherlands Tour – May 2016 Vinderhoute / Brakel / Brugge / Kapellen Amsterdam / Gent / Belsele / Den Haag * Scandinavian Tour – August 2015 Helsinki / Turku /Tampere / Vaasa Trondheim / Vinstra / Oslo / Finnskogen Stockholm / Järna
* Audience feedback for Mobile Dreams:
«Superb performance and real heartwarming» – RBLVK, Amsterdam
«Magical! This performance makes you realise that myths are not only symbols of ancient times, but that we are all living them in our own way as a part of a timeless circle.» – Inge V., Den Haag
«A lovely mix of different languages, dreams and emotions» – Johan T., Stockholm
«It’s always good to experience when artists are able to combine humour and seriousness, light and darkness and dare to show vulnerability» – Mette M., Oslo