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12:00 - 12:10

Opening Sami ceremony
Our digital trip to Northern Norway will kick off with an opening ceremony performed by Risten Anine Kvernmo Gaup, Emil Karlsen and Niko Valkeapää. Curated by Sámi Lávdi.

12:10 - 12:20

A word from the organisers
Director of our local partner Dansearena nord Susanne Naes-Nielsen (Norway), President of IETM Cathie Boyd (Cryptic, UK) and Secretary General of IETM Ása Richardsdóttir (Belgium) will introduce the online meeting with a few words to welcome participants.

12:20 - 13:20

Keynote speech: The idea that grew bigger than the performance; the performance that grew bigger than the idea
In this keynote speech, Amund Sjølie Sveen will tell the story of a performance that uses provocative and sometimes fascistic strategies to engage its audience, insisting that it’s not a performance at all, but in fact a political movement.

The performance Nordting (The Northern Assembly) has engaged and enraged wherever it has been performed. Nordting only partly takes place inside the theater. Just as important are numerous interventions in the public, newspaper articles and debate in social media. The fame of Nordting started at its grand premiere in 2014 where outraged politicians left the room. Ever since, the performance has been setting the agenda wherever it has come. Amund Sjølie Sveen, Liv Hanne Haugen and Erik Stifjell are the creators of Nordting - politicians, newspapers and audiences all fear them as much as they love them.

The keynote will be followed by a Q&A with participants.

Speaker: Amund Sjølie Sveen, artist, Norway

13:20 - 13:35

Who's there
15 min to get to remotely meet other participants in times of home confinement. Participants will be randomly assigned to one break-out room with other peers from abroad.

13:35 - 13:40

Wrap-up and toast
To conclude our digital trip on a high note, we will all raise our glasses and cups to the spirit of activism, solidarity and fellowship.