An atmospheric and harrowing piece pushing the boundaries of dance and theatre, "The Rest is Silence" takes us to the heart of a relationship between mother and daughter. Four dancers respond to the voice of British actor Kate Pendry narrating fragments from a traumatic childhood. Hege Haagenrud tells of despair without being desperate, letting you in to experiences that you had never before imagined.


Hege Haagenrud, born in 1973, is a choreographer living in Oslo, Norway who works at the interface between dance and theatre. Haagenrud was educated at The Academy of Dance at the National College of Performing Arts in Oslo, and at Studio Harmonic in Paris.

Since 2007, she has created fourteen choreographies, and was the recipient of an Arts Council work scholarship from 2011-2013.

In 2007, Haagenrud was awarded an anniversary prize on the occasion of Performing Arts Hub Norway’s 30th anniversary, which was presented by the Minister of Culture to award a production characterised by a strong artistic courage.

Haagenrud has been the most-performed choreographer for young audiences in the past five years in Norway. Her productions tour nationally and have made an increasing impact internationally.

The performance ‘The rest is silence’ was nominated for the Norwegian Critics Award in 2016.

In Spring 2017 she will choreograph a piece for the National Ballet in Oslo.