Friday
30. January
Barents Sports Days
Basen
17:00
Photo: Claus Bergersen
Barents Sports Days
Kick-off
Basen
Friday 17:00 - 20:00

Basen is open. Meeting point for youths.

 

Production: Sør-Varanger Sports Council, Barents Days
Price (Kr): 0
Saturday
31. January
Barents Sports Days
The center of Kirkenes
10:45
Photo: Claus Bergersen
Barents Sports Days
The center of Kirkenes
Saturday 10:45 - 21:00

Torch procession: From Sjømannsklubben, along AMFI, up Dr. Wesselsgt through the pedestrian street, along Sentrum Kafe, through the town square, up Parkveien to the stadium. Speech by the Mayor.

 

12:00 - 16:00: Badminton in Fjellhallen

12:00 - 16:00: Wrestling in Fjellhallen

12:00 - 14:00: Youth football in Barentshallen

14:00 - 16:00: Football Oldboys in Barentshallen

12:00 - 13:00: Figure skating at Lillebanen

13:00 - 16:00: Icehockey at Lillebanen

12:00 - 16:00: Skiing at Skilekanlegget

12:00 - 16:00: Boxing in Fjellhallen 

21:00: Closing award ceremony. Disco: free entrance

 

Production: Sør-Varanger Sports Council, Barents Days
Price (Kr): 0
Monday
02. February
Library activities
Sør-Varanger Library
10:00
Library activities
Sør-Varanger Library
Monday 10:00

Opening ceremony at the new Saami section during daytime.

Fairytales reading for children, daytime and afternoon.

Exhibition.

 

Price (Kr): 0
Wednesday
04. February
World of Silence
Kirkenes school
10:00
World of Silence
Children's theater
Kirkenes school
Wednesday 10:00

A performance from St.Petersburg for school children (6-12 years).

The main character of the play is a spoiled and naughty girl. She is stuck in the virtual world and is unable to play or interact with her peers without a game console in her hands. Being punished for his behavior she gets into a mysterious world of silence where no one can hear her moaning and shouting. Meeting with unusual yet kind inhabitants of this world, experiencing fun adventures, the girl learns to be more responsive to others. Realizing that life is much brighter and more interesting than the world of virtual games, she returns home. The story is told through music, movement and dolls with practically no text.

Duration: appr. 50 minutes.

The play runs twice. First at 10:00. Then at 12:00.

Production: Sør-Varanger Municipality, St Petersburg theater for children
Price (Kr): 0
En vie ... en ville
Kirkenes airport
11:10
Photo: Da Motus!
En vie ... en ville
Site-spesific performance by Da Motus! (CH)
Kirkenes airport
Wednesday 11:10

Aliens? Disguised dancers? Laboratory assistants facing a chemical disaster?

Kirkenes airport, Høybuktmoen, becomes a site-specific stage when the Swiss performance group Da Motus! explores the heart of the Barents region. Simultaneous movements and gestures despite big distance between the performers question the fact why human beings surround themselves with alienated buildings.

The vivacious plasticity of plant life, the vibrant and breathing quality of animals’ movement and the subtle and sensitive exchange of human relations inspire and stimulate the body language of Da Motus! Their perfomances are eclectic and attest a lively creativity, enriched by a subtle ability to play with the circumstances, on stage as well as out-door in specific sites.

Da Motus! (da!=give, offer! / motus=movement) was founded in 1987 and has performed in more than 200 cities of 43 countries. In 2014, the company receives the Cultural Prize of the Council of Fribourg, in Switzerland.

Production: Da Motus!, Pikene på Broen  
Price (Kr): 0
En vie ... en ville
Kirkenes airport
12:10
Photo: Da Motus!
En vie ... en ville
Site-spesific performance by Da Motus! (CH)
Kirkenes airport
Wednesday 12:10

Aliens? Disguised dancers? Laboratory assistants facing a chemical disaster?

Kirkenes airport, Høybuktmoen, becomes a site-specific stage when the Swiss performance group Da Motus! explores the heart of the Barents region. Simultaneous movements and gestures despite big distance between the performers question the fact why human beings surround themselves with alienated buildings.
 
The vivacious plasticity of plant life, the vibrant and breathing quality of animals’ movement and the subtle and sensitive exchange of human relations inspire and stimulate the body language of Da Motus! Their perfomances are eclectic and attest a lively creativity, enriched by a subtle ability to play with the circumstances, on stage as well as out-door in specific sites.
 
Da Motus! (da!=give, offer! / motus=movement) was founded in 1987 and has performed in more than 200 cities of 43 countries. In 2014, the company receives the Cultural Prize of the Council of Fribourg, in Switzerland.
Price (Kr): 0
Thursday
05. February
Barents Bazaar
Town Square
10:00
Photo: Mikhail Slavin
Barents Bazaar
Town Square
Thursday 10:00

Sami duodji and reindeer meat, Russian crystal and fur hats.

New market tents with patterns designed by fourteen artists/groups commissioned by Mobile Kultur Byrå.

Production: Market traders, Barents Days
Price (Kr): 0
Improvement of Market Facilities
Town Square
12:30
Detail from Matryoshka. Pavel Pepperstein
Improvement of Market Facilities
Inauguration of tents
Town Square
Thursday 12:30 - 13:00

Join the celebration of the arrival of 14 market tents with individual patterns on the back of them – exclusively designed by artists commissioned by Mobile Kultur Byrå for the Russian Market in Kirkenes!

The Market traders travel from Murmansk once a month to hold the market at Kirkenes Square. If and when the market takes place is dependent on the border regulations and the weather: When the traders are present, if the wind allows, the art will be unpacked and displayed in the heart of town. When they leave, the art will be repacked and once again out of sight.

Contributing artists: Finn Thybo Andersen & Kirsten Dufour, Siri Austeen, Yvette Brackman, Solveig Dufour & Peter Stoffel, Espen Sommer Eide & Kristin Taarnesvik, Geir Tore Holm & Søssa Jørgensen, Ane E Johansen, Joar Nango & Martijn In’t Veld, Annelie Nilsson, Pavel Pepperstein, Glafira Severianova, Ulrike Solbrig, Silje Figenschou Thoresen, and Morten Torgersrud.

Inaugural speech: Mayor Cecilie Hansen.

The artist-collective Mobile Kultur Byrå (Kirsten Dufour, Hilde Methi and Ulrike Solbrig) makes work in response to the Russian Market in Kirkenes.

Improvement of Market Facilities is made possible thanks to support from Barentskult and Public Art Norway (KORO/URO).

Production: Mobile Kultur Byrå, Barents Days, Pikene på Broen
Price (Kr): 0
Fashion show
Fretex
13:00
Photo: Kunstskolen for barn og unge i Tromsø
Fashion show
A collaborative project by Kirkenes Highschool and Murmansk State Technical University
Fretex
Thursday 13:00

Pupils from Kirkenes Highschool and Murmansk State Technical University showing their results after a workshop led by Charlotte Nilsen.

The fashion show is followed by two DIY workshops, Redesign Café, for youth and adults at Fretex led by Charlotte Nilsen.

Get inspired by the fashion show and join in! Signup: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Production: Pikene på Broen
Price (Kr): 0
En vie ... en ville
Walking street
14:00
Photo: Da Motus!
En vie ... en ville
Site-spesific performance by Da Motus! (CH)
Walking street
Thursday 14:00 - 15:00

Aliens? Disguised dancers? Laboratory assistants facing a chemical disaster?

Kirkenes becomes a site-specific stage when the Swiss performance group Da Motus! explores the heart of the Barents region. Simultaneous movements and gestures despite big distance between the performers question the fact why human beings surround themselves with alienated buildings.

The vivacious plasticity of plant life, the vibrant and breathing quality of animals’ movement and the subtle and sensitive exchange of human relations inspire and stimulate the body language of Da Motus! Their perfomances are eclectic and attest a lively creativity, enriched by a subtle ability to play with the circumstances, on stage as well as out-door in specific sites.

Da Motus! (da!=give, offer! / motus=movement) was founded in 1987 and has performed in more than 200 cities of 43 countries. In 2014, the company receives the Cultural Prize of the Council of Fribourg, in Switzerland.

 

Price (Kr): 0
Redesign Café
Fretex
14:00
Photo: Charlotte Nilsen
Redesign Café
DIY workshops led by Charlotte Nilsen (NO)
Fretex
Thursday 14:00 - 17:00

How can you make you old worn out clothes cool again? Or perhaps give them that extra personal touch?

During Barents Spektakel 2015, the designer Charlotte Nilsen is running her concept Redesign Café at Fretex, Kirkenes. With a playful approach to design, Nilsen invites you to DIY, do it yourself , and renew your old clothing wardrobe without buying anything new. A part of the agenda is not only to be creative and playful with your old clothes, but also strengthen the awareness of one`s consumer role and how to reuse instead of buying new.

Open workshop for youth and adults, 14-17.00, at Fretex. Maximum 5 participants. Free of charge. Course 1: Redesign your old t-shirts into a top, skirt or dress. Bring 3-5 t-shirts, (or buy them at Fretex) we cut and sew and make them new! Signup: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Open workshop for youth and adults, 14-17.00, at Fretex. Maximum 5 participants. Free of charge. Course 2: Redesign your own Poncho. Bring your old jacket, sweater or shirt. We cut it to desired length and add some yarn threads. 1,2,3, your very own home made poncho! Signup: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Charlotte Nilsen has a MA in textiles from The Art Academy in Oslo and a certificate of completed apprenticeship in textiles. Nilsen runs the company Feil Farge that arranges courses in redesign and runs the Redesign Café, a blog and a mobile installation. Nilsen has travelled all over Norway with her Redesign Café and her redesign has been exhibited at both Tromsø Kunstforening and Arts & Crafts in Berlin.

Production: Pikene på Broen
Price (Kr): 200,- (Free of charge for under 18s)
Friday
06. February
Performance for children
Thon Hotel
09:00
Performance for children
By Mikkel Gaup
Thon Hotel
Friday 09:00

A performance by Mikkel Gaup for kindergarten kids.

Mikkel Gaup takes children on a journey into an exciting Sami fairytale where they accompany the sweethearts Risten and Ante on a walk through winter and summer pastures, learn about reindeer fleeing from wolves, learn about the yoik and how it can be used in real life. Mikkel Gaup uses a lot og facial expressions and gestures to catch the children's interest; Impressions with the big wolf draw the children's attention.

The performance runs four times. First at 09:00. Then at 10:30, 12:00 and 13:30.

Price (Kr): 0
Barents Bazaar
Town Square
10:00
Photo: Mikhail Slavin
Barents Bazaar
Town Square
Friday 10:00

Sami duodji and reindeer meat, Russian crystal and fur hats.

New market tents with patterns designed by fourteen artists/groups commissioned by Mobile Kultur Byrå.

Production: Market traders, Barents Days
Price (Kr): 0
En vie ... en ville
Sør-Varanger Culture Hall
12:00
Photo: Da Motus!
En vie ... en ville
Site-spesific performance by Da Motus! (CH)
Sør-Varanger Culture Hall
Friday 12:00

Aliens? Disguised dancers? Laboratory assistants facing a chemical disaster?

Kirkenes becomes a site-specific stage when the Swiss performance group Da Motus! explores the heart of the Barents region. Simultaneous movements and gestures despite big distance between the performers question the fact why human beings surround themselves with alienated buildings.

The vivacious plasticity of plant life, the vibrant and breathing quality of animals’ movement and the subtle and sensitive exchange of human relations inspire and stimulate the body language of Da Motus! Their perfomances are eclectic and attest a lively creativity, enriched by a subtle ability to play with the circumstances, on stage as well as out-door in specific sites.

Da Motus! (da!=give, offer! / motus=movement) was founded in 1987 and has performed in more than 200 cities of 43 countries. In 2014, the company receives the Cultural Prize of the Council of Fribourg, in Switzerland.

Price (Kr): 0
En vie ... en ville
Sør-Varanger Culture Hall
20:00
Photo: Da Motus!
En vie ... en ville
Site-spesific performance by Da Motus! (CH)
Sør-Varanger Culture Hall
Friday 20:00
Aliens? Disguised dancers? Laboratory assistants facing a chemical disaster?
 

Kirkenes becomes a site-specific stage when the Swiss performance group Da Motus! explores the heart of the Barents region. Simultaneous movements and gestures despite big distance between the performers question the fact why human beings surround themselves with alienated buildings.

The vivacious plasticity of plant life, the vibrant and breathing quality of animals’ movement and the subtle and sensitive exchange of human relations inspire and stimulate the body language of Da Motus! Their perfomances are eclectic and attest a lively creativity, enriched by a subtle ability to play with the circumstances, on stage as well as out-door in specific sites.

Da Motus! (da!=give, offer! / motus=movement) was founded in 1987 and has performed in more than 200 cities of 43 countries. In 2014, the company receives the Cultural Prize of the Council of Fribourg, in Switzerland.

Price (Kr): 0
Saturday
07. February
Barents Bazaar
Town Square
10:00
Photo: Mikhail Slavin
Barents Bazaar
Town Square
Saturday 10:00

Sami duodji and reindeer meat, Russian crystal and fur hats.

New market tents with patterns designed by fourteen artists/groups commissioned by Mobile Kultur Byrå.

Production: Market traders, Barents Days  
Price (Kr): 0
International Sun Festival
Samfundshuset
11:00
Photo: Mikhail Slavin
International Sun Festival
Samfundshuset
Saturday 11:00 - 15:00

Celebrating the sun's return.

The sun is back and we celebrate its return with the International Sun Festival. This is a family event where you can taste homemade cakes and pies from different corners of the world and enjoy the cultural program of the diverse multicultural community of Sør-Varanger!

 

Production: Sør-Varanger Municipality, Red Cross, Barents Days  
Price (Kr): 0
En vie ... en ville
Walking street
13:00
Photo: Da Motus!
En vie ... en ville
Site-spesific performance by Da Motus! (CH)
Walking street
Saturday 13:00

Aliens? Disguised dancers? Laboratory assistants facing a chemical disaster?

Kirkenes becomes a site-specific stage when the Swiss performance group Da Motus! explores the heart of the Barents region. Simultaneous movements and gestures despite big distance between the performers question the fact why human beings surround themselves with alienated buildings.

The vivacious plasticity of plant life, the vibrant and breathing quality of animals’ movement and the subtle and sensitive exchange of human relations inspire and stimulate the body language of Da Motus! Their perfomances are eclectic and attest a lively creativity, enriched by a subtle ability to play with the circumstances, on stage as well as out-door in specific sites.

Da Motus! (da!=give, offer! / motus=movement) was founded in 1987 and has performed in more than 200 cities of 43 countries. In 2014, the company receives the Cultural Prize of the Council of Fribourg, in Switzerland.

Price (Kr): 0
Carnival
Walking street
13:00
Photo: Pikene på Broen
Carnival
Walking street
Saturday 13:00

Carnival in the walking street of Kirkenes.

Bring your own kicksled, or borrow one from us! All welcome!

 

Production: Butikkene i Sentrum
Price (Kr): 0
Chaos Spektakel
Barentshallen
15:00
Photo: Cir.Cuz
Chaos Spektakel
Barentshallen
Saturday 15:00 - 24:00

Chaos Spektakel proudly presents the Norwegian rap duo, Cir.Cuz!

Cir.Cuz was establised three years ago and their debut single, Radio, peaked to number 2 on the Norwegian Singles Chart. Their hit single, Supernova, was the most played song with Norwegian lyrics on Norwegian radio in 2013. Cir.Cuz is a popular live band and has toured all over Norway the last years.

The duo recently released their new single, Original, already added to NRK mP3!

Chaos Spektakel also offers: Ung Artist from Scene Finnmark, hair and fashion show organized by Kirkenes highschool and a Norwegian-Russian dance project organized by th art school and Flavia Devon Hoffmann.

Activities on the grass mat: Paintball by Kirkenes Paintballklubb, climbing on soda boxes by Kirkenes klatreklubb, table tennis, sumo wrestling, ball games, youth cafe.

Free transport from the districts to Chaos Spektakel.

No age limit!

 

Production: Barents Days, Basen
Price (Kr): 100,- Tickets sold at the entrance. Cash only!
En vie ... en ville
Walking street
17:00
Photo: Da Motus!
En vie ... en ville
Site-spesific performance by Da Motus! (CH)
Walking street
Saturday 17:00

Aliens? Disguised dancers? Laboratory assistants facing a chemical disaster?

Kirkenes becomes a site-specific stage when the Swiss performance group Da Motus! explores the heart of the Barents region. Simultaneous movements and gestures despite big distance between the performers question the fact why human beings surround themselves with alienated buildings.

The vivacious plasticity of plant life, the vibrant and breathing quality of animals’ movement and the subtle and sensitive exchange of human relations inspire and stimulate the body language of Da Motus! Their perfomances are eclectic and attest a lively creativity, enriched by a subtle ability to play with the circumstances, on stage as well as out-door in specific sites.

Da Motus! (da!=give, offer! / motus=movement) was founded in 1987 and has performed in more than 200 cities of 43 countries. In 2014, the company receives the Cultural Prize of the Council of Fribourg, in Switzerland.

Price (Kr): 0