07.50 An Outlandish Vision

When children and teachers of Nørre Boulevard School come to school this Thursday, they are met with a wild sight: one real horse and twelve imaginary ones, accompanied by Eastern European melodies, are waiting at the school entrance!

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09.00 Wild Cats & Wild Dogs

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 has 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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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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10.30 WCWD Tvis skole

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. Sometimes guests drop by for a cup of coffee, perhaps they will play some music or sing a song, perhaps they have their pets with them. This morning, events will be coordinated by students from VIA University College. You are welcome to visit the Centaurs at home!

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11.00 Theatrum Machinae – Vemb

Theatrum Machinae is theatre with machines, a front loader, a wrought orchestra with wrench and guitar, a children brass band and a senior citizen theatre troupe and the world famous theatre group Teatro Tascabile with stilts and a telescopic loader. With many local talents and passionate inhabitants who will show what is moving in Festjylland in a gigantic performance performed in the green area near Vemb’s School.

Directed by Kai Bredholt (Odin Teatret – Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium)

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12.00 Homage to Maren thur

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 Horseplay Everyday.

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16.00 The Woods in the Walking Street

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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16.30 Of Horses and Men

Director: Benedikt Erlingsson. Starring: Ingvar Eggert Sigurdsson, Charlotte Bøving and Helgi Björnsson. Lenght: 81 min. Country: Iceland : 2013 Language: Islandic with Danish subtitles.

Of Horses and Men (Icelandic: Hross í oss) is a 2013 Icelandic film drama written and directed by Benedikt Erlingsson and produced by fellow director Friðrik Þór Friðriksson. The film won the 2014 Nordic Council Film Prize. In 2014, it won the audience award at the Tromsø International Film Festival in Norway.
In the remote Icelandic valley, there is not much to do other than observe the horses, the neighbours, and the neighbours’ horses with binoculars. Undisturbed, the stallions and mares do what nobody else in the valley dares to even talk about: love. However, there is still a feeling of love among some of the valley dwellers. Kolbeinn and Solveig’s attempts at love are the subject of much interest for the valley dwellers.
Meanwhile, Vernhardur, who has a weakness for liquor, makes a name for himself on a Russian fishing vessel with the sailor Gengis. There is often disagreement about the riding routes between Grimur and Egill; Grimur generally prefers the classic routes on horseback, whereas Egill prefers riding through rough terrain on his tractor. Jóhanna, on the other hand, has nothing to say concerning her mare Raudka. One day, she encounters an injured old man. The religious Juan Camillo (himself) is seeking God on a high spiritual level. Above all, all the people in the valley share a love of their horses, and eventually come to understand one another.

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16.30 WCWD Cafe Aaes

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 – 01.00 Rockin’ Rollin’ & Pizza Night

17.00-21.00 Pimp Your Pizza
Pimp Your Pizza is becoming a tradition at the Slaughterhouse. Bake your own delicious pizza in the oil barrels and decorate them as much (or little) as you like! Just bring your own favourite toppings.

21.00-00.00 Local Band Night!
Jump! Tonight the local bands are blasting into the Slaughterhouse, loaded with young talent and energy. Shady Town presents rising stars of Holstebro as local bands invade the stage, playing home grown music of different genres; electronic, pop, indie, rock and pretty heavy rock.
Do you want to bring your band and perform? Contact us for further information: shadytown2017@gmail.com

Also at Shady Town tonight:

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.

17.00 Shady Town Opens
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.

18.30-19.00 Tractor Circus
Machine meets man and all rules are broken. A floating stage is created as ropes are rigged between agricultural machinery, turning the collaboration between man and huge machinery literally upside-down! Together they capture the poetry – the sharp beauty of honesty and madness unfolds in a twisted universe.

19.00-19.30 Open Stage
Open Stage calls for all performers to step up and share – songs, music, dance, stand-up comedy… Shady Town is hoping to see your talent unfold! The stage is supplied with a small PA-set with microphones and the possibility to plug in your computer or mp3 player. If you have particular needs or wishes, please contact us at shadytown2017@gmail.com.

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
At the Late Night Cabaret all Festuge people, audience and artists get together in a comfortable and lively atmosphere to talk, meet each other and have drinks. Anything might happen here; a spontaneous choir, jazz singers, acrobats flying through the air, dance to live music or simply good vibes with old and new friends. The Late Night Cabaret is open every evening, featuring different invited artists every night. Local and international Festuge artists will make more or less spontaneous appearances on the stage. 

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

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17.00 Run Wild in Borbjerg

The spectators are invited to ‘run wild’ in Borbjerg. A group of children from Borbjerg school will show them Borbjerg as they have never seen it before: the most secret corners, the wildest places, inhabited by Centaurs, choir singers, tree climbers and hobby horses.

After the performance there will be a picnic. Drinks are sold at the event.

Director: Anna Stigsgaard

Assistant director: Valentina Bechi 

Texts by: Caroline A. Nielsen, Ebbe J. Refsgaard, Emma M. Link, Johanne M. Hedegaard, Kathrine R. V. Hansen, Laura S. Pind, Lærke S. Lorentzen, Philip Lundager, Sif T. Kristensen, Signe Marie Strømgaard, Silas V. Brunebjerg, Silje R. Sørensen

 

Supported by Statens Kunstfond .

Supported by LAG Struer-Holstebro

Supported by Beckett-Fonden and Brødrene Hartmanns Fond

Supported by Borbjerg Sparekasse and Kreaturhandler Anders Rasmussen

Thanks to Borbjerg School and SFO, Borbjerg-Hvam Borgerforening, Borbjerg Church

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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 thurs

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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19.00 HALFDANSK RAPSODI, holstebro

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 Halfdan’s less known side: 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.

Director and performer: Iben Nagel Rasmussen, actress, Odin Teatret

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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 wood goes 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 your favorite song, 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, featuring 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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