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February 26, 2021

Romanian project wins prestigious Norwegian „Ibsen Scolarship 2014 award”

The project “Hedda’s Sisters. Empowering Women Theatre Artists in Romania and Eastern Europe” is one of the three winners of the Ibsen Scholarships 2014 awards initiated and organized by the Government of Norway since 2007, informs yesterday  a press release, according to Agerpres.
The project “Hedda’s Sisters. Empowering Women Theatre Artists in Romania and Eastern Europe” focuses on Ibsen’s feminine characters, aiming to use them as instruments to showcase contemporary women’s perspective and thus support Romanian female theater artists, also extending the conversation to Eastern Europe. At the same time, the project highlights the importance and value of Ibsen’s plays in the Romanian social and artistic context of change and enlightenment in the theatrical field. Not in the last place, the project will contribute to re-imagining Ibsen’s female characters from the perspective of the 21st century.
The winning Romanian project received a grant of 200,000 NOK (the equivalent of approximately 23,700 euros at the current exchange rate), the total amount awarded annually by the Norwegian Government being 1,000,000 NOK. The grants are awarded for innovative projects in the field of theater and performing arts that generate a critical discourse on existential subjects linked to the society, starting from Henrik Ibsen’s works.
A number of 85 applications from 43 countries were submitted at this year’s edition.
The jury said they had a very difficult task in selecting the winners.

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