Together with the Cypriot town of Paphos, the Danish city of Aarhus is European Capital of Culture of the year 2017.
The European Capital of Culture is one of the most high-profile cultural initiatives in Europe. It is designed with important purposes such as to celebrate the cultural features Europeans share and to highlight the richness and diversity of cultures in Europe.
Among a vast array of successful events, Aarhus 2017 is hosting Robert Wilson‘s production Edda at the Aarhus Teater, a delightful playhouse from the year 1900.
Based on Norse mythology, Edda is an exciting performance of music, visuals, and excellent acting. When the production premiered at Det Norske Teatret of Oslo last March, Scenography Today interviewed set co-designer Serge von Arx to get insights into the performance (link to the article below).
Today, we have spoken to Rebecca Matthews, Chief Executive at European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017.
”In my opinion, Robert Wilson is one of the great icons of theatre-making of our time. So we’re obviously very, very proud to be able to present his Edda as one of the major highlights of our year,” Matthews said. “I saw the performance on the opening night in Aarhus, and it was every bit as visually stunning and spectacular as expected. A both funny, riveting and moving take on Norse Mythology, with several modern twists and potential allegorical interpretations, while still being deeply rooted in the amazing stories, the Edda books are so rich with.”
Edda premiered at Aarhus Teater on October 14 and will be on stage until October 20.
Discover more about it in our interview with Serge von Arx from last March.
The full calendar of cultural events that are on programme in the Danish city is available on Aarhus 2017 European Capital of Culture’s website.