Dancing with the Minotaur
UrFear performance by Darlane Litaay.
Since our initial year in 2008 we have contributed to 39 scholarship projects in 27 countries. We have also curated festival performances and co-productions, invited guest performances and speakers from all over the world.
Have a flip through our new archive to see what we’ve been up to!
UrFear performance by Arsita Iswardhani.
"UrFear: Huhu and the Multitude of Peer Gynts."
A network of 11 individual-modular performances on an interactive website.
This is the world of Peer Gynt as seen from Huhu’s viewpoints, the world of the multitude.
Rehearsals for Ibsen Scholarships winner 2019, Ibsen. The Final Bid/Ibsen. La Dernière Offre, have started at CENTQUATRE-PARIS.
May 28th 2020, Associate Professor Liyang Xia at the Centre for Ibsen Studies will have a conversation with some of the artists behind The Greatest Event in a Doll’s Life.
Sheng - a devised performance about marriage, family and being oneself.
Get to know the artists behind The Greatest event in a Doll's Life.
Shanghai. A futuristic metropolis charged with influences from older generations. A cosmopolitan hub where local culture still lingers.
Artists from five different countries, starting from five different Ibsen plays, are now creating five new theatre productions commenting on the contemporary.
At the Greenhouse Theater Center in Chicago, USA.
The music theatre performance Europeana, an international co-production of the Greek National Opera Alternative Stage, Lineculture and Ibsen Awards will be presented at the Greek National Opera Alternative Stage in Athens on September 26. - 28.
In 2019 Chrystèle Khodr was awarded an Ibsen Scholarship for the project The Pretenders in Aleppo or how theatre saved my life.
In 2019, Yudi Ahmad Tajudin and Ugoran Prasad from Teater Garasi, Indonesia was awarded an Ibsen Scholarship for the project Multitude of Peer Gynts: Unmapping the Verge of Asia.
In 2019 Yangyang Guo, Selena Lu, Cuixi Lin, Yisha Lu, and Lelia TahaBurt was awarded an Ibsen Scholarship for the project The Greatest Event in A Doll's Life.
In 2019 Surendranath was awarded an Ibsen Scholarship for the project Culturing Voices through Act IV of An Enemy of the People.
In 2019 Eleni Apostolopulou, Katerina Apostolopulou and The Collective Strates was awarded an Ibsen Scholarship for the project Ibsen. The Final Bid.
Europeana premiers on September 26th at the Greek National Opera's Alternative Stage/
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens, Greece.
At The Greek National Opera in Athens on July 18th. The opening night is on September 26th.
See Ibsen's A Doll's House as forum theatre! English subtitles.
See Ghelar Ghor from one of the performances Jana Sanskritis's auditorium in the village of Badu, West Bengal. English subtitles.
Aparajita and Hemabanta are husband and wife. At the time of her husbands illness Aparajita had borrowed money from Bidyut.
Nora questions patriarchy in Bengal, Ibsen Scholarship winner 2017, are still rolling!
The second workshop of Europeana at Municipal Theatre of Pireus, Greece.
The wolf has warned of death. Hjørdis prepares for the final battle. With a golden helmet and her bow in hand, she moves towards the beach. But no power is strong enough to master destiny and the Valkyries from Valhall approaches.
In the moonlight Ørnulf sits by his sons grave and mourns to the extent that he wants to kill himself. Dagny persuades him to honor them with a song. This gets him in a better mood and he decideds to go back to Iceland with Sigurd.
We look back on this season, show highlights and speculates on how this is going to end.
There will off course be Christmas carols, food, on ice and maybe even Santa!
Sigurd visits Hjørdis to talk. Strong feelings bloom and leads to a game of life and death.
Gunnar wonders where Hjørdis was during the night.
In the light of the fire, she makes a bow string of her hair that will be used to revenge the one who betrayed her most.
A Greek tragedy from sunrise to sunset. Hjørdis makes plans for how to restore her honor and crush those who hurt her. The tavern serves breakfast.
The guest of honor Ørnulf shows up after a bloody battle. He raises his glass for his 6 dead son's journey to the afterlife in Gimle. But where is the 7th son Thorulf? Hjørdis learns the truth of who killed the polar bear.
Everything is prepared for a great feast at Gunnar and Hjørdis' farm. There's loud conversations and mead is shared. Gunnar och Hjørdis' only son has disappeared and rumors leads to bloody consequences.
To calm all emotions Gunnar invites to a feast. A piece of jewelry forces Sigurd to reveal to his wife Dagny what actually happened that fatal night in Iceland five years ago when the polar bear was killed.
Hjørdis gets furious when her husband Gunnar tells that he has settled with Ørnulf who once killed her real father Jøkul. She demands revenge and encourages them to fight.
Ørnulf seeks shelter from the storm in a fishing village on the coast of Helgeland. There he meets his old enemy, Sigurd The Strong who robbed him of his daughters. They draw swords and in the heat of battle more familiar faces appear.
Ørnulf from the fjords and his seven sons are heading towards the cold North to avenge the prey of his daughters. On the journey across the sea, dangers await and it blows up to storm.
In a country where summers are short and winters last for a lifetime, vikings, peasants and troops live.
In the freezing cold North, three powerful men - and even more powerful women - plan their revenge.
Vikings of Helgeland at Turteatern in Stockholm, Sweden opens Thursday 29th 2019!
Nora questions patriarchy in Bengal is about to present their adaptation of a Doll's House!
The essence of the performance mirrors the intensity between the two protagonists
Rosmer, Rebbecca and the relationship between them slowly taking shape, with the ghost maiden
character Beate, here as a live character accentuating certain moods on stage, like a shadow.
In 2017 Rafika Chawishe was awarded an Ibsen scholarship for the project Europeana.
In 2017 Jana Sanskriti was awarded an Ibsen Scholarship for their project Nora questions patriarchy in Bengal.
In 2017 Marie Nikazm Bakken and Fredrik Floen was awarded an Ibsen Scholarship for their project Vikings of Helgeland.
Naunuu. Los enemigos de la nacion Wayuu opened with great success at Centro Cultural in Riohacha, La Guajira, Colombia April 29 2018.
In 2017 Jayeechi Cultural Corporation was awarded an Ibsen Scholarship for the project Nauunu. Enemies of the Wayuu Nation.
“I carry you within me like a pearl.”
Simon, the new Theologian
“An impeccable performance by John Noble rivets with restrained intensity! Mr. Linklater is excellent! It’s hard not to be touched by Mr. Noble’s portrayal of a great artist! Both actors are most impressive!”
New York Times
Posterity, written and directed by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Doug Wright, opened at Atlantic Theatre February 25 2015 in New York.
Who do we consider the political and moral pillars of our own communities?
The Tempest Society is not a documentary or a fiction, but a hypothesis:
By Bouchra Khalili, Morocco/France.
Commissioned for Documenta14.
Co-produced with Ibsen Awards, with the support of FNAGP, Paris.
Firing range (wild ducks) by Influx Artist Collective, Greece, winners of Ibsen Scholarship 2015, presented their final scholarship winning performance at Teater Ibsen for the festival.
Friendly Fire - an adaptation of Hedda Gabler by Théâtre Anfass, Morocco.
Curated by Ibsen Awards.
By The Carnival Union
A collaboration between Dramatikkens hus og Ibsen Awards
By Eirik Fauske
A collaboration between Dramatikkens hus og Ibsen Awards.
With Ibsen’s dramatic universe as a pivoting point for addressing different conflicts and thresholds between the local and the global, the private and the collective, them and us, we wanted to investigate the relations between the theatre and society in different parts of the world.
Guest performance by Theatre of an Actor, Macedonia in co-production with Ode Theatre, Kosovo.
A workshop collaboration between the American actor Robert M. Johanson, American playwright Sibyl Kempson and Ibsen Awards/Teater Ibsen.
Is it the majority or the individual? The controversial, the debater or the ignorant? What topics create controversy today? What are the limits of publicly accepted expressions? How does contemporary theatre relate to these issues?
Guest performances, artistic presentations, speakers and debates will address these topics.
A lecture-performance of “Min(d)ing Ibsen. An Enemy of the People meets the People” by its two directors and one of its performer. A 2013 Ibsen Scholarship winning performance.
A performance by Zoukak Theatre Company, Lebanon. Curated by Ibsen Awards.
You can also see contibutions by Karl Ove Knausgård, Hans-This Lehmann, Fabjan Hafner, Claus Peymann, Friederike Heller and Katharina Pektor.
Acceptance speech by winner of The International Ibsen Award 2014, talks, guest performances and discussion.
A theatre performance by Zoukak Theatre Company, Lebanon.
Based on Ibsen's "Emperor and Galilean".
A 2011 Ibsen Scholarship winning performance.
Staging Ibsen's "The Enemy of the People" in post revolutionary Egypt investigats the atmosphere of confrontation and public debate present in the central chapter of the play with the current popular mood of argument, corruption, denial and conflict in the political scene in Egypt.
The most dangerous enemy of truth and freedom amongst us is the compact majority.
A final examination performance at Amsterdamse Hogeschool van de art of Ibsen's A Doll's House. Directed by Maren E. Bjørseth.
Acceptance speech by winner of The International Ibsen Award, talks, guest performances and discussion.
A workshop presentation by Epic Theatre Ensemble in collaboration with Ibsen Awards and Teater Ibsen.
How do directors approach Ibsen’s plays today and what are their artistic interpretations based on?
How do directors from different cultures approach Ibsen’s plays today and what are their artistic interpretations based on?
What are the posibilites we have in promoting and managing the life and works of an artist – locally, nationally and internationally? Which challenges and dilemmas arise when we consider the biographical, artistical and geographical background of the artist?
The first edition of Skien International Ibsen Conference focused on artistic freedom from different perspectives, including censorship and constraints imposed by legislation as well as restrictions based on socio-political and cultural norms and values.
Inimigos na Casa de Bonecas
By GOMPA Project in Porto Alegre/RS
"Inimigos na Casa de Bonecas" premiered at Instituto Ling, Porto Alegre, Brazil on May 17th 2018.
Rehearsals of Enemies in the doll's house have started in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
In 2017 Camila Bauer and the GOMPA Project was awarded an Ibsen Scholarship for the project "An enemy in the doll’s house – The invisible voice and the voice of the invisible."
"Firing range (wild ducks) played at Skien International Ibsen Conference 2017.
Firing range (wild ducks) premiered at The Experimental Stage of the National Theatre in Athens, Greece on November 11th 2016.
"Case study II: Our Caste in the Air" premiered on May 25th 2016 at Experimental Scene of the National Theatre in Athens, Greece. This is Influx Artist Collective's second face of the scholarship winning project We: the dramaturgy of the crisis in Athens.
"Case Study I : The sins of the fathers" is the first part of the three- fold theatre project "WE: the dramaturgy of the crisis".
In 2015 Charis Pechlivanidis and Korina Vasileiadou won an Ibsen Scholarship for the project WE: the Dramaturgy of the Crisis.
Ibsen Van premiered in the Yemeni city of Ibb January 9th 2016. Performances was also played in Jeblah and Hubaish.
In 2015 Mohammed Al-Hubaishi won an Ibsen scholarship for the project Ibsen Van.
In 2015 Aaron Todd Douglas and The Congo Square Theatre Company received an Ibsen Scholarship for the project The Master Comic.
Zlatko Paković’s theater play "Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People as a Brecht’s teaching-play" opened on December 20th 2015.
In 2014 Zlatko Paković received an International Ibsen Scholarship for the project “Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People as a Brecht’s teaching-play.”
Ibsen Incorporated is the 3rd premiere of Hedda's Sisters and opened on October 3rd 2015 at the Comedy Theater in Bucharest.
An Enemy of the People opened on September 29th 2015 at the Mic Theater in Bucharest.
"Me. A Dollhouse" opened in Bucharest, Romania on June 19th 2015.
In 2014 Cristina Modreanu received an International Ibsen Scholarship for the project “Hedda’s sisters. Empowering Women Theatre Artists in Romania and Eastern Europe.”
In 2014 Tânia Pires received an International Ibsen Scholarship for the project “Ibsen’s Venuses.”
Time that went without knowing premiered at Natyagruham Black Box, Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi, Thrissur, India on August 10th 2016.
Peer Gynt and Brand are translated into Malayalam and relevant sections into tribal vernacular of Kurumba and Muduga.
In 2013 Sankar Venkatesvaran received an International Ibsen Scholarship for the project "Tribal Ibsen Project."
Peer Gynt. No man's land premieres November 21st 2013 at Theseum Ensemble Theatre in Athens, Greece.
In 2013 The 3rd person theatre group received an International Ibsen Scholarship for the project “Peer Gynt. No Man's Land.”
Min(d)ing Ibsen. An enemy of the people meets the people premiered at Chamber of City Council of Thessaloniki, Greece on January 25th 2014.
In 2013 Korina Vasileiadou and Charis Pechlivanidis received an International Ibsen Scholarship for the project “Min(d)ing Ibsen: An Enemy of the People.”
Ārā opens on December 8th 2013 in Zirgu Pasts, Riga, Latvia.
Nobody remembers how it started. But after rigorous search for actual and virtual mountains in Latvia, Brand moved us to the south - to small town on the south coast of the Crimea peninsula in the south of Ukraine.
In 2013 The Association of the Professional Dance Choreographers received an International Ibsen Scholarship for the project "Moved by Brand."
I.B.S.E.N opens at Teatro da Trindade in Lisbon, Portugal on June 4th 2013.
In 2012 Causas Communs received an International Ibsen Scholarship for the project “Echoes from Ibsen.”
Peer Gynt's Children - Sin Village opened on July 31st 2013 in Budapest, Hungary.
After a multistage selection process, eight young people are now involved in the scholarship program.
In 2012 Független Szíínház (The Independent Theatre Hungary) received an an International Ibsen Scholarship for the project “Peer Gynt’s Children.”
"An Enemy of the People. Nobody likes a Do-Gooder" opened at The Albany in Deptford, UK on September 25th 2013.
Ibsen’s original play centres on two brothers. The Stockmanns (one a Doctor, the other the Mayor) have started a health spa which the Doctor finds to be a danger to public health. He is intent on making the necessary changes but the Mayor baulks at the costs. The Doctor, at first supported by the locals, calls a public meeting, but later finds that his neighbours are more interested in short-term gain than their ethical responsibilities. Doctor Stockmann is voted an “An Enemy of the People.”
Theatre director Rebecca Manson Jones (UK) and her company Just Jones& was awarded one of the four international Ibsen Scholarships 2012 for their innovative approach to staging Ibsen's An Enemy of the People. You can take part in a key stage of their research and development!
In 2012 Just Jones& received an International Ibsen Scholarship for the project “A Do-Gooder.”
Laboratorio IBSEN (The tools of society) works as an interactive and experimental platform that invites creators of different artistic disciplines to a systematic discussion and exploration of the relations between theater and politics, theater and theater history and society in contemporary Cuba.
In 2012 William Ruiz Morales received an International Ibsen Scholarship for the project “The Tools of Society.”
Nora's Doors premiered in Gomhurreyya Theatre in Cairo November 9th 2009.
In 2011 Issraa El-Kogali received an International Ibsen Scholarship for the project "Nora's Cloth."
Read performance review on Delete and Lucena. Obedience training.
A theatre performance by Zoukak Theatre Company.
Based on Emperor and Galilean, by Henrik Ibsen.
ACT ONE of the "Orient the Day" program opened with director Aida Sabra's dialogue with Ibsen's A Doll's House. The performance DELETE opened at Monnot Theatre in Beirut on January 3rd 2013.
In 2011 Ahmad Ghossein, Rana Issa, Helle Siljeholm received an International Ibsen Scholarship for their project “Orient the Day. Ibsen travels to Lebanon. Two Generations Travel in Ibsen.”
In 2011 Chipawo and Robert McLaren received an Ibsen Scholarship Award for the project "Negotiating Ibsen in Southern Africa."
A new play written & directed by Doug Wright. O
In 2010 Doug Wright and Atlantic Theater Company received an International Ibsen Scholarship for the project "Posterity."
In 2010 Epic Theatre Ensemble received an International Ibsen Scholarships for their project "Pillars of the Community."
In 2009 Cheela Chilala and Julie Holledge reveived an International Ibsen Scholarship for the project "Ibsen Through African Eyes."
In 2010 Lars Øyno and Grusomhetes Teater (Theatre Of Cruelty) received an International Ibsen Scholarships for their project "What a glorious day."
Tiyatro Boyali Kuş are telling about their experience performing Nora Nûre in Ibsen's hometown Skien, Norway.
Theatre Painted Bird’s voyage with Henrik Ibsen’s Nora, a symbol of the women’s liberation movement, is still far from over. Nora’s words have not yet been exhausted and her struggle for liberation still continues, in Turkey as well as all over the world. Which is why Theatre Painted Bird once again presents “Nora/Nûrê”, which is Ibsen’s “A Dollhouse” performed in Kurdish, in a way which challenges the boundaries between classic and contemporary, the east and the west, traditional and modern in the staging of plays.
Welcome to the opening night of Nora Nûre! In Batman, Turkey on March 3rd 2010.
Theatre Painted Bird (Tiyatro Boyalı Kuş), a member of the Magdalena Project: International Network of Women in Contemporary Theatre and International Theatre of the Oppressed Organisation, is an Istanbul-based theatre company established in 2000.
In 2009 Jale Karabekir and Tiyatro Boyali Kuş (Theatre Painted Bird) received an Ibsen Scholarship for the project Nora Nûre.
In 2009 Nora Amin and Lamusica Independent Theatre Group received an Ibsen Scholarship for the project "Nora's Doors."
In 2009 Randa Stephanos Hakim and Sherin A. Wahab received an Ibsen scholarship for their project "Translating Ibsen to Arabic."
In 2009 Bajrush Mjaku received an Ibsen Scholarship for the project "Peer Gynt. First time in Albanian language. Balkan Regional Project."
In 2008 The Commonweal Theatre Company received an Ibsen Scholarship for the project "Bringing Ibsen to the Rural Midwest".
In 2008 Monica Emilie Herstad and herStay received an Ibsen Scholarship for the project "Movers and shakers - Tangible channeling the existence of nature".
In 2008 Waheed Warasta and The Afghanistan PEN received an Ibsen Scholarship for the project Afghan Contemporary Drama.
In 2008 Centre for Asian Theatre, CAT, received an Ibsen Scholarship for the project The Lady from the Sea.
Inspired by passages in the third act of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, the project Nora’s Cloth explores young women from Khartoum, Sudan living at home or in Nordic countries.