Olavsfestdagane – How Like An Angel


Wow, what an ending to another fantastic week of events in Trondheim. The List has have been working with both Olavsfestdagene and the Trøndersk Food and Brewery Festival, publishing programmes for both in the latest issue and doing lots of coverage during … and now we have that sort empty feeling after something so big you have been waiting for has come and gone. But what a way to wrap up to the weekend: How Like An Angel was everything it promised to be and more.

I honestly did not know what to expect, even though I had been in the cathedral for a tour earlier that day and stumbled across the dress rehearsal. I quickly averted my eyes trying not to ruin the surprise! But I should not have feared because the show itself was unexplainable and full of unexpected surprises. Now that this trip of British musicians and Australian acrobats have finished and left, I suppose it is no spoiler to reveal some of the most breathtaking movements, when one of the guys seemingly plummeted to his death for example, only to be caught on a mat in the crowd which they had surreptitiously wiggled into the crowd.

The audience was all standing, right in and amongst the action. There was a variety of trapeze and the aerial silk performance, framed perfectly by the cathedral’s stain glass windows, was so close that when the artist rolled up and down the cloth, or span, we felt the breeze of the performance on our faces. All photos by Laura-An Morrison: