BERGEN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL´18

Opening Ceremony
CONCERT

Festspillene i Bergen´18

OPENING CEREMONY

With Lars Vaular as MC the 66. Bergen International Festival was opened at Bergen´s main square Torgallmenningen on May 23 with over 5 000 audience and Her Majesty the Queen of Norway Sonja present.

The Opening Ceremony started the 15 days with over 400 events on 70 different stages in Bergen. Around 1800 artists and crew participate in this year’s festival.

The Opening Ceremony offers a glimpse into variety of productions. The musical leader and curator for the year´s opening concert was Norwegian saxophonist-virtuoso Kjetil Traavik Møster who has created a holistic musical frame around different musical performances. The glimpses from this years program were a vibrant work A Day in a Sparrow’s Life, performed by the composer and saxophonist Marius Neset and flutist Ingrid Neset, Islandic Eivør with a spellbinding version of Trøllabundin, excerpts from Nordvegen by Einar Selvik og Ivar Bjørnson and Arctic Ice Music with instruments made of ice by Terje Isungset.

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ROLE

Video art

TROLLABUNDIN

Eivør

VISUAL FRAME

Concept for the Opening Ceremony

6 Videos for music
4 Brand Identity videos
2 transitions

The concept behind the video art for different performances and speeches was to create a holistic visual concept for the concert, creating visual and contemplative dimension to the music and communicating the brand identity of Bergen International Festival in an elegant and artistic way.

BERGEN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

Opening Ceremony 2018

ABOUT BERGEN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

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Bergen International Festival / Festspillene i Bergen has with years become a visionary culture flagship in Norway. The festival presents art in all its guises from music to theatre, dance, opera and visual art. Established in 1953, the festival is one of the oldest and the largest of its kind in the Nordic countries, with around 400 events during the 15 days it lasts. 

The Festivals focus is to create Festivities, Foundations and Friction though the presentation of art works from all over the world and several co-produced premieres.

HELVEGEN

Einar Selvik & Ivar Bjørnson

CREDITS

Producer: Festspillene i Bergen / Bergen International Festival

Musical leader /curator: Kjetil Traavik Møster

MC: Lars Vaular

Video art: Anastasia Isachsen

Technical Manager: Silje Grimstad / M12Kultur

 

BERGEN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL ´18

Brand Identity
Anastasia Isachsen

Anastasia Isachsen creates video art for projections, light design, scenography and concepts for various cultural projects: concerts, dance performances, theatre and installations.

VIDEO ART
STAGE CONCEPTS
LIGHT DESIGN
SCENOGRAPHY
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