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  • The Megaphonic Thrift Joins the 2017 Barents Spektakel Music Line-up

    We are excited to announce our music programme for the Barents Spektakel 2017 is expanding with Bergen’s The Megaphonic Thrift joining the line-up for Friday’s double concert at Ofelas Arena.

  • North Norwegian Artist Inge Bremnes Confirmed for the the Barents Spektakel 2017

    We are excited to announce North Norwegian artist Inge Bremnes will perform at the 2017 Barents Spektakel!

  • Power of Diversity – The Crossing Lines Project

    Pikene på Broen is pleased to be the host for the opening performance of the Crossing Lines project during the 2016 Barents Spektakel.

  • Taibola Assemble’s Journey to Barents Spektakel 2016

    Take a look back at Taibola Assemble’s journey from the forests of the Arkhangelsk Oblast to the Opening Show of the Barents Spektakel 2016!

  • Transborder Cafe streaming on Morgenbladet

    If you missed our Transborder Cafes during the festival you can always catch the archive of the discussions on Morgenbladet portalen.

  • Barents Spektakel – Rethinking Location

    The festival theme for the 2016 Barents Spektakel is Rethinking Location – this theme forms the basis for the program of visual art exhibitions, public discussions and the Visual Art Seminar. The artworks for the 2016 Barents Spektakel reflect and discuss the vulnerability of our sense of place; whilst simultaneously exploring if our identity is…

  • Border Musical

    Ola from Finnmark meets Tanja from Kola. They fall in love, Tanja abandons her past and moves with her son to her new husband. Through joys and challenges of their mixed marriage we get a glimpse into today’s Russia-Norwegian borderland across cultural and social norms and values.

  • The Finnmark Diaries

    Since 2008 the German artist duo SpringerParker has spent almost two years in total in Finnmark and driven more than 25000 km between Berlin and North Norway in their camping car. In 2008 they started their ongoing project MEMORIA NORWAY, an artistic exploration into climate change, the people and landscapes of Finnmark. At Barents Spektakel…

  • Ticking Barents by Reconstruction of Utopia, Wach auf! and Spolokhi

    With the opening concert we re-visit the great times of avantgarde ideas, high expectations and dreams for a better future. This production is a collaboration between the projects Reconstruction of Utopia by Peter Aidu and Moscow School of Dramatic Art, Wach auf! by Poing and MajaRatkje from Oslo, and ensemble Spolokhi from Arkhangelsk. The first part of the performance reconstructs sound experiments and post-revolutionary music utopias of the 1920-30s of the Soviet Russia- from noiserhythmusic by Arseny Avraamov to the weird…

  • Becoming Seed

    Since 2008 the French duo, Magali & Cédric, has been on several artistic expeditions in the Arctic, and were inspired by the Arctic landscape and environmental matters, indigenous language and culture. When MagalI &Cédric visited Svalbard, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault and the intention of preserving a wide variety of plant seeds in an underground cavern fascinated them. However, they never entered the vault. Something was to be left for the…

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