Nordic Days in Murmansk 2011

Royal Norwegian Consulate General in Murmansk,
Consulate General of Finland in St. Petersburg, Murmansk Office,
Consulate General of Sweden in St. Petersburg,
Information Office of the Nordic Council of Ministers in St. Petersburg

have joined forces and are proudly presenting NORDIC DAYS IN MURMANSK 2011that will take place in April 13 – 24th. To profile an exciting variety of the Nordic culture they cooperate with Pikene på Broen, Kirkenes, the Arts Council of Lapland and a wide range of partners in Murmansk.

The Nordic Days program includes a range of exhibitions that deal with vital and contemporary issues in the North.
The exhibition Mind the Map! curated and produced by the curators’ collective Pikene på Broen from Kirkenes presents the Norwegian artist Morten Traavik and Olga Kisseleva from Russia.
The exhibition Surviving the Future at the Murmansk Art Museum is curated and produced by the Sami Artist Center from Karasjok, Norway. The invited artists investigate the outlines of our geographical, political and cultural environment and apply their inventive artistic strategies towards such issues as climate change or political geography.
Swedish and Russian cartoonists take an amusing and alarming look at climate change and environmental threats in the exhibition Facing the Climate organized by the Swedish Institute at the Murmansk Museum of Local Lore.
The photo exhibition Denmark and Greenland, organized by the Information Office of the Nordic Council of Ministers in St. Petersburg at the Kirov Culture Palace, profiles these countries and their attitude towards nature and environment.
The photo exhibition by the Norwegian Business Association in Park Inn Hotel gives you a glimpse of the Norwegian companies established in Murmansk and their activities.

The theme for this year’s Transborder Café is
Murmansk and Borderland: Today & Tomorrow.
In the light of new border agreements, new global logistics and closer cooperation between the Barents countries, we invite to a discussion about the present and the future of the border region in general and Murmansk in particular – And, why does Murmansk attract and inspire internationally renowned artists to produce artworks here? Norwegian artists Morten Traavik, Lars Ramberg and Knut Åsdam meet public personalities from Murmansk – Victoria Chachina and Dmitry Borovkov.
We will hear traditional lappish joik and own compositions from Ulla Pirttijärvi & Ulda from Finland, and party-joik from the Norwegian band rOlfFa.

The music program within the Nordic Days offers a variety of music genres.
Olli Ontronen & the Bluesology – one of the few big West Coast-style orchestras from Finland – will play at Ledokol Club.
Eero Raittinen, the pioneer of blues and rock in Finland, will perform together with
The Astman Brothers who play “happy swing jazz”, at Pinta Pub.
CASIOKIDS – the Norwegian electro-pop quintet guarantees an exhilarating live show – “mind melting, toe-tapping, vintage synth funk”. The Russian-Finnishelectronica project Noise Fabrique is warming up for Casiokids at Magnit Club.
Murmansk Philharmonic Orchestra continues cooperation with the Finnish conductorJukka-Pekka Kuusela. “History of Tango” with the soloists Henrik Sandås (bandoneon), Andrei Skorohodov (guitar) and Alexandr Militsky (flute).

The film program presents a selection of Swedish films at the Atlantika Cinema: “Darling”, “The Armwrestler from Solitude”, “Wild Angel” and “The Dog Trick”.

Murmansk Puppet Theatre invites to the amusing play When the Robbers Came to Cardamom Town by the famous Norwegian writer Thorbjørn Egner.
Kurkvaak! – Oh So Froggy is a humoristic and entertaining Finnish puppet show for all ages, followed by a workshop on how to make your own frog puppets.

Murmansk Regional Scientific Library and Murmansk Regional Children & Youth Library have prepared book exhibitions and interactive activities inspired by the Nordic literature.
The University of Humanities holds a series of student conferences, seminars and presentations based on the students’ research on Nordic culture and history. Student theater “Nordika” presents performance “Word for Word” based on Nordic ballads.
Students of the Murmansk College of Arts and composer Elena Rostovskaya hold a concert “The Two Seashores: Norway and Kola”.

Find detailed program in Russian here.

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