Espacios Ibsen 2: Cuban-Norwegian Theater Days in Havana

Espacios Ibsen, a joint cultural project between the Cuban Council of the Performing Arts and the Norwegian Embassy in Cuba, aims to promote the artistic exchange between the two countries, and channel the work of Norwegian playwright and poet Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906).

Henrik Ibsen is considered the most important playwright of his country and is one of the founders of Modernism in the theater. Referred to as “the father of realism,” he is the most frequently performed dramatist after Shakespeare.

The Laboratorio Ibsen, a theatrical platform for social experimentation has joined Espacios Ibsen this year in the coordination of the event. The group won the 2012 International Ibsen Fellowship with their project Las herramientas de la sociedad (The Tools of Society).

The theoretical sessions are in charge of Universo Ibsen, and will be held at Fundación Ludwig on November 6, 8 and 9, at 10 and 2pm. The meeting will focus on theater projects between Cuba and Norway in the past three years and the work policies of these projects. A volume with a paper from the prior meeting will be published.

This year, Espacios Ibsen will pay tribute to Edvard Munch on the 150th anniversary of the Norwegian painter. The exhibition will focus on the interpretation that several Cuban painters have made of the work of the author of The Scream. The opening will take place at 6 pm, November 5, at H y 21, El Vedado, at the future location of the Norwegian Embassy in Havana.

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