March 27 - 2006:
Thank you for a lively and very good performance. Your
message came through with
vigour and a great deal of humour. The children travelled
with you through your father's
life and work, and were all (70) inspired to become poets.
After your performance,
they wanted to write poems, and we did. This is the one
they wanted to send to you in
appreciation of your great performance. Good Luck!
Sincerely Yours, Betty at the Hesseng Flerbrukssenter,
March 27, 2006
Nasse går en tur.
Nasse blir sur.
Han går hjem,
og kommer frem.
Da tar han seg en lur i Karaffelland.
Han går en tur til Vaffelvann.
Da møter han en and på land,
og blir fanget av en annen and.
Han får seg fri,
og legger seg i sitt hi.
May 13 - 2005:
Vilde Bjerke visited the northern part of
Norway this year with performances for both
adults and children. Managing Director at the Folkeakademiet
Hålogaland & Nabo i Nord ,
Anne Gerd Paulsen, expresses her appreciation for Vilde
Bjerke's performances during
her visit, and strongly recommends her to other cultural
Performances for children
Vilde Bjerke's performances are powerful and
comprehensible, and the children are
immediately drawn into her world of poems, fantasies,
rhymes and rhythms.
The children engage easily in her playfulness and become a
part of the show.
She draws from a considerable scale of artistic talents.
She is singing, dancing, making
funny faces, talking vociferous, then whispering, reading
for a while, then suddenly
introducing toys and dolls from her own childhood. But she
also addresses more
sensitive topics that many children may identify with -
like 'Surpompen", everyone's
scapegoat. Or she tells stories about fear of the dark,
evoking frightening fantasies
among the attendants. Vilde has a thing with words; they
simply drop from her mouth
like pearls on a string. And apparently without much
effort, she succeeds in spellbinding
150 children for one whole hour; in it self is a complex
work of art.
Performances for adults
Vilde Bjerke's performances for adult audiences are as
good, if not better. She catches
the audience's attention from the very first chord. We are
especially fond of her own lyrics
performed in Norwegian. They are strong and endearing
stories from her life, easy to
identify with. Her dialogue with the spectators in between
the acts, strengthens the close
relationship between artist and audience, and gives the
concert an intimate quality.
At times she laughs her heart out. She is playful, but
also serious. Thematically her songs
revolve around the ups and downs of our lives, experiences
of sadness and joy, desire and
pain, pleasure and affection. It is all treated with
heart, with humour and seriousness, and
the atmosphere is warm. We feel more complete after the
show, and nobody wants to leave.
A performance by Vilde Bjerke is highly
recommended, for young and old. She is funny,
energetic, and has an illustrious storytelling talent. Her
presence on stage is immaculate.
In addition to all of this, she is a good educator, and
manages to take hold of the audience
from the very first moment, and hold on to their attention
throughout the show, which is
always efficiently staged. She has the courage of being
her self completely. She is confident
and experienced on stage, and we warmly recommend her to
other organizers and
- Anne Gerd Paulsen, managing Director
Vilde Bjerke occasionally gives
performances in colleges and high schools.
Read what the students have to say about her performances