Alexander Rybak captivated the audience

Alexander Rybak presented his debut book in  Litteraturhuset  – captivated the audience


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WELL RECEIVED: Alexander Rybak and Dennis Storhøi are satisfied with how “Trolle and the Magic Fiddle” has been received during their tour.

Alexander Rybak and Dennis Storhøi captivated a big audience of children and adults in Litteraturhuset (House of Litterature) on Saturday. Storhøi used both voice and facial expression while reading to create the atmosphere, and Rybak’s fiddling was captivating.

Source: Published  26.09.15. Text and photo: Leif Andersen

The two are on tour with Alexander Rybak’s debut book about “Trolle and the Magic  Fiddle “.

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COLLABORATION: Alexander Rybak plays Trolle with the fiddle while Dennis Storhøi reads from the book.

It is a fairy tale about being different and  about accepting  what is different in others. Rybak has previously admitted that his book, which took him three years to finish, is partly autobiographical.

Trolle has no tail, feels lonely, and is therefore teased and bullied. Rybak was born in Minsk, Belarus, and had to go straight home and practice the violin after school. He felt, at times, ostracized. Storhøi and Rybak alternated between reading from the book and playing self-composed melodies.

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AWAKE: Both children and adults watched anxiously during the performance.

In addition, they brought four “kid trolls” that danced. The children were asked to come forward to the stage, where both artists communicated with them.

The story captivated both the adults and the small ones, but Storhøi would not reveal how it went with Trolle.

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SCARY: It was good to be able to sit on a lap when Dennis Storhøi used his “scary” voice.

At the end of the show Rybak and Storhøi made all promise that they should not bully others.  They were holding hands and promised to be kind. Friendships are also central to the plot of the book. The book, which also contains an audiobook, was sold after the show.

It was a long signing line in front of Rybak, who signed autographs,  talked to the kids, and let them take a picture of themselves with him.

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ON STAGE: Great excitement when the children were allowed to come up on stage at the final. Photos: Leif Andersen

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