Category: Arts & Entertainment

Freia Titland is a modern-day skald

A teller of tales/strong> Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. The art of storytelling is ancient. Humans have used this craft to explain natural phenomena, mark heroic deeds, immortalize ancestors and tribal heroes, and pass down...

I’m Alive, says ISÁK

Ella Marie Hætta Isaksen uses music to fight for her Sámi language and culture Tove Andersson Oslo, Norway Ella Marie Hætta Isaksen, 21, is a Sámi artist from Tana in Finnmark who has captured...

East meets West

The seemingly far-flung cultures of Norway and Azerbaijan met in an inspiring concert Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Have you ever spent a night celebrating the dual cultures of Norway and Azerbaijan? This marvelous combination...

A modern take on Nordic Impressions

This abbreviated version of the Washington, D.C., exhibit is filled with color and texture Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. The American Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) in New York was founded by Danish-American philanthropist Niels Poulson in...

Resolving Hedda

Hedda finds her voice in updated Ibsen

Christine Foster Meloni Washington, D.C. Playwright Jon Klein is an enthusiastic admirer of Henrik Ibsen. He finds Ibsen’s plays timeless and very relevant today. He credits Ibsen with being the first playwright to give...

Celebrating Norwegian landscapes

Plein air sketching in the north Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. What could be more wonderful than immersing yourself in the landscape you are sketching? Many artists from Scandinavia and Germany headed south, beginning in...

Crying Hands

Crying Hands immerses theatergoers

Innovative sign-language play from Norway’s Teater Manu tells story of deaf persecution Christine Foster Meloni Washington, D.C. Teater Manu, Norway’s award-winning National Deaf Theater based in Oslo, staged its American premiere of Crying Hands:...

Acquitted

Acquitted keeps you in suspense

TV review Christine Foster MeloniWashington, D.C. The Norwegian TV series Frikjent debuted in March 2015 in its home country and was a resounding success. It then became very popular worldwide, including in the United...

Lords of Chaos

Burning churches and corny chaos

Lords of Chaos mockumentary misses the mark yet leaves the viewer food for thought Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American Rolling Stone maintained that it “should be burned at the stake,” and the Seattle...

Kaja Bjørntvedt

The valleys that connect us

Piano album brings artists from across the Earth together to celebrate and support it Becky Billock Pittsburgh, Penn. Meet Kaja Bjørntvedt, the composer of the new commission “Sounds of a Fjord” that I’m including...