– a hyperlocal international art festival of experiments, communities and parties
What to expect
Performances you can take home, that take over the city centre, that last all day, that takeover forgotten buildings, that hold you, move you and call on you to listen, feel and dare more.
Parties that gather and shape communities, that bang and bounce, that tell stories and lift voices that need to be heard.
Conversations that matter – between those who might not otherwise get to speak. Conversations that can change things and make a difference.
This April, you are invited to join one week of performances, parties and conversations that seek to redefine what theatre, dance and performance can do in the world around us.
20-29 april OVER ÆVNE by Signe Becker (NO)
26 april Åpningsfest - Skeiv Scene brings you Queer Magic
26-29 april The Great Pause
26-29 april Sense av Kate Macintosh with Samara Editions (NZ/IT)
27 april Brazilian night with Nabojazz & Samspill
27+29 april The Last Night of the Deer by JĀnis Balodis og Nahuel Cano (LV/AR)
28 april TRANSpire by Nagirčalmmiid and Skeivt Opprør (NO)
29 april The Inflatable Museum by JAM PUBLIC (DK/NO)
29 april Ladies by Lina LapelytĖ (LT/UK)
29 april FÆST! by HEIM Festival
A festival made by many
What do a group of ten teenagers, four scenic painters, a queer sami death doom metal band, a neighbourhood jazz collective, a rural coastal art and music festival, a queer live music initiative, and an office of performing arts curators have in common? Together – each on their own terms – they curated Bastard 2023.
Each offering their own take on how the performing arts – can be transformative – can be used to reimagine the relationships we have with ourselves, each other and the world around us.
By handing over the stages, the budgets and curatorial choices to an intersection of different communities – we hope Bastard becomes a contemporary art festival co-owned by many – and a vital platform regionally for both redefining the boundaries of what theatre, dance and performance can be – and redefining who gets to be involved.
Starting in 2023 – Bastard will begin its journey towards becoming a ´relaxed festival´.
This means working at all levels of the festival’s operation to create conditions and situations that are less-disabling and more encouraging to people with different needs. We will work on our building and spaces, our artistic programme, our governance and staffing, our website and social media, our relationships with audience, staff and volunteers, as well as our community connections and social action work.
More details regarding our actions in this area – will be announced when we launch the full festival programme.
Janis Balodis and Nahuel Cano
Nabojazz og Samspill
Rosendal Teater is placed in the eastern part of Trondheim, at the other side of the crossing near Lademoen Church. The closest bus stop is Rønningsbakken. Bicycle parking at our wall towards the gas station.
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