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Per Boye Hansen invites to EFA Jubilee Gala in Bergen
Bergen, Wednesday, 22-02-2012
Per Boye Hansen, Director of the Bergen International Festival, invites to the EFA Jubilee Gala in Bergen from 23 to 26 May 2012. Both, the Bergen International Festival and the European Festivals Association (EFA) celebrate their Diamond Jubilees in 2012.
“We are celebrating our 60th anniversary this year. That’s why we have invited EFA to have its Jubilee Gala in Bergen at the festival. We have a spectacular programme, we have a beautiful city,” says Director Hansen.
The Bergen International Festival is the largest arts festival in Scandinavia. It celebrates its jubilee with a fortnight of music, theatre, dance, opera and visual art. The 2012 Bergen International Festival takes place from 23 May to 6 June.
“In 2012 we aim to emphasise how the local, the national and the international are connected by highlighting the extensive European collaborations of Nordic artists. In Bergen we will present the international projects of some of Norway’s most highly profiled musicians and stage artists with the festivals or institutions for which they work,” says Hansen.