Since 2004, Barents Spektakel has been a cultural-political cocktail with contemporary art and music, theatre and performance, literature and architecture and seminars and debates as its ingredients – all spiced with current issues related to the Barents Region and the High North in general.
Despite the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival will go ahead as planned in 2021, continuing its border-crossing mission for the 17th time through an adapted, hybrid format that will combine local and digital events. Our priority is to keep everyone safe this year and to continue to do something special under the circumstances. Check out our social media pages for all the latest updates!
The curatorial team of Pikene på Broen will work together with artists, collaborative partners, and members of local communities to experiment with new and responsive ways of working across borders under unusual conditions. The team will set up a series of enquiries to discover what it means to do something that is ‘essential’ in life, how these thoughts and actions shape our understandings of everyday living, and where exactly arts and cultural activities fit into these conversations.