Scan Magazine, Issue 112, May 2018

Page 56

Eva Weel Skram. Photo: Stine Raastad

Swedish Lisa Ekdahl will be on stage in October.

Unmissable cultural experiences Providing you with great experiences courtesy of famous artists while also surprising you with unknown performers and unique productions, Nøtterøy Kulturhus is a place where you are welcomed as a good old friend every time you visit. By Ingrid Opstad  |  Photos: Nøtterøy Kulturhus

“We want to be a culture house that offers something for almost everyone, with great diversity in the programme, ranging from the popular and famous to the up-and-coming, covering all the different performing arts,” says the director at Nøtterøy Kulturhus, Einar M. Schistad. Since the regional culture house for central Vestfold opened in 1994, it has become one of the key players on the culture scene in the eastern part of Norway, arranging everything from concerts and 56  |  Issue 112  |  May 2018

theatre and dance performances to new circus, stand-up shows and talks.

Focus on quality and innovation With a focus on presenting entertainment of different genres, quality and innovation have always been integral at Nøtterøy Kulturhus, making sure that there is something for all ages to enjoy. “For many years, we have been focusing on international productions in the field of the contemporary style of circus

and physical theatre. These modern and exciting visual performances are more physical and include acrobatics to different degrees, as well as elements of dance. They often have little or no dialogue, which makes them more accessible for everyone,” says Schistad. He travels around Europe on an ongoing quest to discover new, original experiences to bring home to his audience in Vestfold. “We want to create a versatile programme, making sure that the locals can experience all the latest performances without having to travel far.” The newly renovated venue hosts shows on two different stages: a large stage for the main events and a smaller, more

Turn static files into dynamic content formats.

Create a flipbook
Issuu converts static files into: digital portfolios, online yearbooks, online catalogs, digital photo albums and more. Sign up and create your flipbook.