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Walk the Oars

Walk the Oars

 

Svend-Erik Engh walking the oars on the side of the Viking Longship. Neil Sutcliffe on accordion is taking care of the rhytm.

From a performance in Blackness, Scotland.

Kirk Douglas said about Walking the Oars: “It is a dance to walk on oars outside a Viking Longship.” Kirk walked on the oars outside a Viking Longship when he was recording the movie “Vikings” from 1958. (see Kirk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dX_-T9RzF9g&t=3s)

#WalktheOars touring 2019 so far! Give us a call if you would like to see this 4 star

reviewed performance – “Walk the Oars is a treasure, an ancient oasis of delight in the sea of the modern world. The whole thing is engaging and exciting, and rekindles a semi-lost fire of storytelling.” Imogen Rowe, edinburghguide.com

Friday 12th April, Gawsworth Village Hall, Cheshire, UK, 7.30pm start. https://is.gd/Mmyn1j

Saturday 13th April, Mollington, Cheshire, UK, 7.30pm start.
https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/608984

Sunday 14th April, Upton by Chester Village Hall, Cheshire, UK, 7.30pm start.
https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/623554

Ljungby Storytelling Festival, Sweden, June 13-16
http://www.ljungbyberattarfestival.se

Vikingeskibsmuseet, Roskilde, Denmark, 17th August
https://www.vikingeskibsmuseet.dk/

Edinburgh Fringe, August

 

 

Vikings! Games, Myths and Stories

Vikings! Games, Myths and Stories

I was at The Vikingshipsmuseum in Roskilde, Denmark to be inspired for our performance Walk the Oars

Four major achievements:

  1. It was possible for the Vikings to board the ship from the sea. It is a major part of the performance Walk the Oars, so it was good to see it with my own eyes: Our Viking hero could climp into the ship from the fjord.
  2. The danish Vikings also came to The Shetlands.
  3. The people of Vikingshipsmuseum did not know abut Walking the oars. They would go searching for evidence.
  4. I started a conversation with the people of the Vikingshipsmuseum, so Neil Sutcliffe and I could visit Roskilde sometimes in 2019.