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Oslo International Theater Festival

Artists of different generations from around the world, both familiar names and newcomers, will gather for ten concentrated, vibrating days of live art experiences at the Oslo Internasjonale Teaterfestival 2023 from 8 to 11 March.

By crossing artistic practices, participating artists will open up a stimulating dialogue between performing arts, music and visual arts, challenging what the art experience can be. This year's Oslo Internasjonale Teaterfestival will also be a place where Arctic indigenous artists meet and exchange expressions, stories and practices. Participating artists who the visitors will be able to meet at the festival work broadly, with a wide range of expressions and mediums. The foyer will be a gathering place and a place to experience different expressions, events and stories. A wall painting, selection of literature from Sápmi and Greenland, the talk Trust in Difficult Times and much more will take place in the foyer.

One of the shown performances is Matriarchy by Pauliina Feodoroff, a collective performance of healing and renewal, conceived as a process of rematriation to return to a world of kinship between people, land, waters, spirits, and other-than human beings. Within the first section, the performance contrasts colonized and Indigenous gesturality. Part two, Auction, presents images of Sámi landscapes currently under threat from commercial logging.

The festival for 2023 and 2024 is curated by Maria Utsi and Camara Lundestad Joof.