10.00 ColourRide

Exhibition with artist Dorthe Kærgaard in Holstebro Library.

The exhibition is open during the opening hours of the library: Monday – Friday: 10.00 – 18.00 and Saturday: 10.00 – 14.00.

The paintings making up ColourRide are part of a larger series, where the artist Dorthe Kærgaard experiments with people and horse figures. In Dorthe Kærgaard’s paintings, humanity plays the main role. She attempts to portray our search through life with all its dilemmas and choices. The ideas derive from experiences, poetry, literature, the course of the world and by antique myths reflecting life today. Everyone will be able to see what the paintings represent. The motives contain many possibilities for interpretation. Dorthe Kærgaard paints recognisable figures and objects, but the viewer will in many cases probably wonder what is going on in the motif. Facing a work of art that wakes one’s wonder and curiosity is important to Dorthe Kærgard. The questions are often more fruitful and meaningful than the answers.

“Dorthe Kærgaard’s paintings are a reference to the inhumane. In style and choice of colour, a manifestation of geometry and harmony, but with motifs as almost chaotic balances, surreal combinations making the paintings stand still, offering a timeless experience and reflection.
The paintings are so saturated with impressions and plans that you feel the moment intensely, as if the moment is both now and always. They become myths. “(Torben Tangsig, 2010)

www.dorthe-kaergaard.dk

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10.15 Wild Children Parade

Children on horseback (real and colourful imaginative horses) from the whole municipality will make a wild invasion of Holstebro. They will gallop through the walking street to meet Jeppe, the candidate for Mayor. Then they will rumble through the Town Hall corridors to reach the Mayor’s office and guide the real Mayor to the Centaur Village for a feast of hay, water and carrots.

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10.30 WCWD – Ellebækskolen

The wild, affectionate and playful animals fill the surroundings like an anarchistic storm until the Baron calls them back with a single sound of the whistle – and they are gone. A dynamic and unpredictable performance filled with energy, surprises, music and life. The street performance will be shown in schools, kindergartens, museums, parks, the train station, the walking street and other places. The project is the result of three years of workshops led by the actress Roberta Carreri with participants from different countries. Together they have worked with dances, different martial arts techniques and choreographies that can adjust to the audience so that everyone have a unique experience and no performances are alike.

Organised by Roberta Carreri and Carolina Pizarro from Odin Teatret- Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium. Project facilitator: Line Nordentoft Pedersen

Supported by: STS Biler, Holstebro

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11.00 Centaurs at home

The Centaur Village can be visited every morning. Centaurs have to be washed and combed, trained and aired. This morning it will be a brash awakening: the Mayor and all the region’s children will drop by for coffee, and maybe a carrot or two. You are welcome to visit the Centaurs at home!

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12.00 Homage to Maren tues

The many artists of the Festuge take turns in paying homage to the sculpture “Maren o æ woun” (Woman on Cart), by sculptor Alberto Giacometti from Switzerland, which has been the symbol of the foreseeing cultural policy of Holstebro. Today’s homage is paid by Teatr Brama.

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14.00 Dansk Senior Dans at Holstebro Kunstmuseum

Come and experience Dansk Senior Dans (Danish Senior Dance) performing their own dances, based on known standard- or folk dance, and exciting new dances, developed especially for senior dancing. You are also welcome to participate either alone or as a couple regardless of age and sex. The dancing is accompanied by varied and enticing music. Tempo and level of difficulty is adjusted to the group.

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14.00 WCWD

The wild, affectionate and playful animals fill the surroundings like an anarchistic storm until the Barron calls them back with a single sound of the whistle – and they are gone. A dynamic and unpredictable performance filled with energy, surprises, music and life. The street performance will be shown in schools, kindergartens, museums, parks, the train station, the walking street and other places. The project is the result of three years of workshops led by the actress Roberta Carreri with participants from different countries. Together they have worked with dances, different martial arts techniques and choreographies that can adjust to the audience so that everyone have a unique experience and no performances are alike.

Organised by Roberta Carreri and Carolina Pizarro from Odin Teatret- Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium. Project facilitator: Line Nordentoft Pedersen

Supported by: STS Biler, Holstebro

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15.00 WCWD

The wild, affectionate and playful animals fill the surroundings like an anarchistic storm until the Baron calls them back with a single sound of the whistle – and they are gone. A dynamic and unpredictable performance filled with energy, surprises, music and life. The street performance will be shown in schools, kindergartens, museums, parks, the train station, the walking street and other places. The project is the result of three years of workshops led by the actress Roberta Carreri with participants from different countries. Together they have worked with dances, different martial arts techniques and choreographies that can adjust to the audience so that everyone have a unique experience and no performances are alike. Organised by Roberta Carreri and Carolina Pizarro from Odin Teatret – Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium.

Project facilitator: Line Nordentoft Pedersen

Supported by STS Biler, Holstebro

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16.00 Evening Dance

Come by for the perfect ending to your working day when the Ballet School invites for Evening Dance. Choose to dance free as you like or to get instructions in Latin & Standard dance by Earle Williamson who is double American champion.

The dance takes places in the basement studio (kælderstudio).

All above 18 years are welcome

Organised by the Royal Ballet School in Holstebro, www.balletskolenholstebro.dk

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16.00 The woods in the walking street

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We will plant a wood in the walking street and invite passers-by to listen to stories about the life of trees and the magic of the woods. A short and atmospheric event with tales, Greek songs and hymns.

 

Sponsered by:

Holstebro Municipality

Holstebro Centre for the Socially Deprived

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17.00 WCWD Wild Island

The wild, affectionate and playful animals fill the surroundings like an anarchistic storm until the Baron calls them back with a single sound of the whistle – and they are gone. A dynamic and unpredictable performance filled with energy, surprises, music and life. The street performance will be shown in schools, kindergartens, museums, parks, the train station, the walking street and other places. The project is the result of three years of workshops led by the actress Roberta Carreri with participants from different countries. Together they have worked with dances, different martial arts techniques and choreographies that can adjust to the audience so that everyone have a unique experience and no performances are alike.

Organised by Roberta Carreri and Carolina Pizarro from Odin Teatret- Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium. Project facilitator: Line Nordentoft Pedersen

Supported by: STS Biler, Holstebro

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17.00 Wild Island tues

The Wild Island is an art installation built on a platform-stage made by local scout groups in Holstebro. The platform will host works of local artists and involves citizens, local associations, schools and scout groups as well as local and international artistic groups. The theme is the “Wild Man” – the wild side present in each of us, linked to instinct, to the totemic animal and to the wild human being still present in the pagan rituals of the rural communities all over the world.

Every day different guests will populate the island from 17:00 to 18:00. On 17 June we will create the final feast event in collaboration with Holstebro Regatta // Reb & Ror, which will bring life to the whole river.

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17.30 Run wild in Sevel

The spectators are invited to ‘run wild’ in Sevel. A group of children from Sevel School will show the spectators Sevel as they have never seen it before – the most secret corners, the wildest of places, inhabited by Centaurs, musicians, wild beasts and hobbyhorses. The spectators must be prepared to run in the grass, crawl through wilderness and perhaps jump over a stream to reach the unknown parts of the village.

After the performance it will be possible to buy food and drinks “in the wild”.

Director: Anna Stigsgaard

Assistant director: Valentina Bechi 

 

Supported by Statens Kunstfond.

Supported by LAG Struer-Holstebro

Supported by Beckett-Fonden and Brødrene Hartmanns Fond

Thanks to Sevel School, Sevel Borgerforening, Sevel Scouts, Sevel Schools support association

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17.30 Theatrum Machinae – Staby

Theatrum Machinae is theatre with machines, garden tractors, horses, highflying gymnasts, a powerful school choir, a brilliant big orchestra and the world famous theatre group Teatro Tascabile with stilts and a telescopic loader. With many local talents and passionate inhabitants they will show what is moving in Festjylland in a gigantic performance performed in Staby’s own Theatrum Machinae in the old DLG hall behind the grocery shop.

Directed by Kai Bredholt (Odin Teatret – Nordisk teaterlaboratorium)

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18.00 – 01.00 Black Poetry Night

20.45-22.30 Black Poetry Night
Encounter shady poetry from the later part of the 19th century at the Black Poetry Night as well as new creations merged with music, rhythm, dance, aerial acrobacy and machinery. Old decadent poems and their thematics are recreated in a dreamlike ambience and the dead poets are invited to reincarnate. A woman is hanging from the ceiling by her hair, the sounds of writing create a unique symphony of rhythm and the Shady house band presents blue soundscapes during nightfall.

And also there is:

16.00-20.00 Concert Hall and Shady Exhibition Room
A robotic orchestra creates a massive cathedral of sound with kaleidoscopes and shadows of light. The exhibition room is loaded with art installations, balloons, moving shadows and video art.

18.00 Shady Town Open
Shady Town opens it’s gates, bars and spaces from 18.00. You are welcome as fellow citizens, friends, visitors, audiences, strangers, creatures, robots, freaks… Together we experiment with co-creation and village-building, offering a thoughtful and wild vision of the art of recycling, rebuilding delapitated things but as new creations based on crazy ideas and visions for the future. Drop in for a chat, play, dance, sing and enjoy spending time together.

19.30-20.30 Wildcards for the Voters in the Wild West
The old election booths from Holstebro is set op on the usual line to keep an extraordinary election one last time. When the election is free then there should also be freedom to unfold in other ways? A performance with surprises!

 

Notice: the performance is free but tickets must be reserved in advance here.

23.00-01.00 Late Night Festuge Cabaret
The Late Night Festuge Cabaret at the Slaughterhouse is where Festuge artists and audience can meet in the evening. Drink, talk and enjoy late night performances by Holstebro and Festuge artists.

More information:
SLASH facebookpage
or contact us at shadytown2017@gmail.com

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19.00 Halfdansk rapsodi, vinderup

Iben Nagel Rasmussen, actress at Odin Teatret, talks about her father, Halfdan Rasmussen; a wild story about the skinny working class boy, who became all Danes’ Halfdan. With poetry reading, songs, photos and film fragments, Iben Nagel Rasmussen will create a collage depicting the more unknown side of Halfdan: his childhood, being one of many children, living with his family in a two-bedroom apartment in Christianshavn, the early youth with unemployment, political engagement of the 30s, a stay in a “højskole”, a travel on bicycle to Spain, at a time when the Civil War was raging, his encounter with other young aspiring poets at the Young Artists’ Club during the German occupation, and onward to the road of recognition and fame.

HALFDANSK RAPSODI is not a children’s performance, but rather a journey into the sometimes bleak background from which Halfdan’s grown-up poems grew out of, richly peppered with peculiar, fun, off centre and characteristic rhymes, which came to be his signature as a poet.

Direction and performance: Iben Nagel Rasmussen, actress, Odin Teatret

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19.00 Tango Concert & Workshop

An atmospheric evening of tango at the Kunstmuseet, where you can learn not only the tango but also experience a show, a concert and a tango salon. In order to master the Argentine tango the couple is required to learn the basic steps and figures which will then form the basis as they explore and develop their own movements and style.

Programme

kl 19.00: Holstebro Kunstmuseum is open and you can see the exhibitions.

kl 19.30: Mini tango koncert with tango show.

kl 20.00:  Tango introduction/workshop in Argentine tango for beginners. You are welcome to come to dance – with or without a partner  – or come to watch and listen. 

kl 21.00 – 22.00: Tango-salon with tango DJ (all are welcome on the dance floor).

Come alone or bring your own dance partner – or, if you prefer, drop by to just watch and listen – and learn more about the Argentine tango and the Kulturforeningen Tango MidtVest. Food and drinks can be purchased at the café.

Free admission to the Kunstmuseet exhibitions and this particular event.

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19.30 Wildcards for the Voters of the Wild West

Holstebro had so many elections that the old election booths have been replaced with new ones. To come in and out of the old booths the voters had to open a tight and noisy door whilst in the new booth you only have to move a curtain. The old booths have been handed over to us, the entertainment ministry. We choose – for the last time – to set them up on the usual line to hold an extraordinary election. But here the similarity ends and freedom and brotherhood take over. If the election is free then there must also be freedom to unfold in other areas?
Responsibility? Responsibility tends to lower the personal initiative and the usual sound striving. As in other sports related activities those who are outside and who has the energy should get wild-cards to get the opportunity to mark themselves according to ability.
We have so many resources. This is the wild west living deep in the soul of Holstebro. This is our roots and shoots!
Yes! There will be music and horses and many other surprises.

Directed by:Donald Kitt (Odin Teatret – Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium), Idea by Tage Larsen (Odin Teatret – Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium) with assistance from Lene Grønborg.


The performance is made in collaboration with Teatr Brama from Poland

Notice: the performance is free but tickets must be reserved in advance here.

A real boxing match between Jeppe and a secret opponent. To hear the final verdict, should we wait for the judge’s response? Or let the audience choose? at Kulturdivisionen Slagteriet

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21.30 Birds choir and evening songs

End the day with a late walk in the woods and experience the birds singing for the sun going down. We will meet at the viewpoint by “Vegen Å”, from where we will enjoy the sunset, listen to bird songs and sense how the city and the woods go to sleep. With an evening song and a brief story about the birds, we hear singing at the edge of the woods.

 

Sponsered by:

Holstebro Municipality

Holstebro Centre for the Socially Deprived

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22.00 Sing in the woods

OPEN WORKSHOP: OMMA Studio Theatre invites novices and experienced singers to sing traditional Greek songs and hymns. The workshop will take place among the trees in the woods after sunset. Enjoy this opportunity to spend time together round a campfire after the workshop.

 

Sponsered by:

Holstebro Municipality

Holstebro Centre for the Socially Deprived

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23.00 – 01.00 Late Night Festuge Cabaret

At the Late Night Cabaret all Festuge audience and artists end the night in a comfortable and lively atmosphere to talk, meet each other and enjoy spontaneous performances by Holstebro and international Festuge artists. Anything might happen here; a spontaneous choir singing exotic drinking songs, a jazz singer whispering in your ear, acrobats flying through the air, dancing to live music or simply experiencing good vibes with old and new friends. The Late Night Cabaret is open every evening at the Slaughterhouse and features different artists every night.

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23.30 Towards the Milky Way

Birds do it. People do it. Oceangoing seals do it: orient themselves along the Milky Way’s faint band of stars. Even the tiniest insects can find their way by the stripe of light generated by our galaxy, and every night during the Festuge all kinds of nocturnal beings move by the light of this highway in the sky, the Milky Way, on their way to the Midnight Ritual at the park.

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23.50 Centaurs of the Night

At midnight mythological figures, Centaurs and ghosts appear to meet up with real and fictitious characters under the glow of the Milky Way. They remind us of stories that belong to a poetic part of ourselves which lives in the shadows. In broad day-light it disappears. But at midnight time stops and a gentle wildness takes control of our imagination.

 

Supported by Beckett-Fonden and Brødrene Hartmanns Fond

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