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Presteveien 34 • 9900 Kirkenes • Norway
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On this day one year ago, we were travelling by boat on great Russian rivers and waterways. Today, the situation is completely different. A strange spring, and the whole world is still.
After 30 years of working with performing art and theatre in the Barents Region, Samovarteateret has developed a great network in the performing arts field in Russia. This have given us solid competence in how to create performances and projects across borders, languages, different cultures and competence.
The performance is produced by Samovarteateret, in collaboration with the Karelian National Theatre, and with economical support from BarentsKult, The Norwegian Foreign Department and Samovarteateret.
Samovarteateret had the honour of opening The Barents Dance Festival in Hammerfest 6.th of November, with our performance “Truth”.
19.th of October 2019 at 19:00, Samovarteateret has it's premiere on the brand new performance "De som tapte freden" in Kirkenes. The performance is also played 25.th and 27.th of October 2019. Also as school performances through DKS, and later on tour in Finnmark.
Brave theatre students had a great performance on Wednesday 31.st of October, called «Movement poetry», outside in the city center of Kirkenes.
Friday 4th, Saturday the 5th and Sunday 6th of may there will be a theatre weekend in Kirkenes – where theatre students Kirkenes and Tana Kulturskole are gathered together to get to know each other, play performances to each other and solve tasks together – and all in all cultivate their common interest for theatre, og to empower the theatre environment in East-Finnmark. This will be a fun, social theatre-weekend!
At the moment, a production team from NRK (Norwegian television channel) are visiting Samovarteateret in Kirkenes, to prepare the live streaming of the television programme «Norge nå» (Norway now). The live streaming will take place tonight at 20:25 o’ clock, and the topic will be about Russia.
Samovarteateret's performance "Ellisif Wessel - The Strong will" on tour in Finnmark (Alta, Vardø, Vadsø, Tana and Kirkenes), arranged by DKS Finnmark.
Samovarteateret’s dancer and choreographer Nikolay Shchetnev was in Arkhangelsk at 18th – 25th March 2018, leading a workshop about contact improvisation.
Culture school theatre students "Samovarongan" presents William Shakespeare romantic comedy piece; “Much ado About Nothing”, and as always in Samovarongans completely own version.
With the performance "Truth" director Bente S. Andersen and Samovarteateret have been inspired by Harold Pinter's "Nobel prize speech" from 2005; "Art, truth and politics".