Let us entertain you!
Bergen offers a big variety of cultural activity. During the Hanseatic Days the amateurs have a chance to show themselves, and will perform from early mornings to late evenings.
Geir Eikenes, General Manager of Amateur Cultural Council in Bergen says “The Hanseatic days will be a great venue to show the rich and diverse culture Bergen has to offer. We are also looking forward to the performances from the other Hanseatic cities”.
The organization represents thousands of members who are involved in a big variety of activities. They are looking forward to present themselves during the event in Bergen in June.
As part of the cultural program during the Hanseatic Days, is a special collaborative theater project between Lüneburg and Bergen. 10 Norwegian students have spent their winter break in Lüneburg to prepare for their performance. The result can be seen on one of many stages during the event. Lüneburg was an important part of the Hanseatic League, due to their salt mines. Bergen needed the salt, and the play will show how both cities depended on each other.
The language in the show will be partly Norwegian, German and English and is supported by funds from the European Union. They promise great costumes and a great Hanseatic atmosphere. The ten participants from Germany will spend a week in Bergen and will also attend the HansaYouth program.
Latvian dance and music
The Latvian Association in Bergen is also preparing for the event. They have singing groups, folk dance groups and they also run a school for Latvian children in Bergen. During the Hanseatic days they will perform with folk dance and singing, in collaboration with young string musicians from Bergen. They will perform in traditional Latvian costumes.
The Chairman of the board of the Latvian Association in Bergen, Elina Troscenko says. “Folk dance and folk music is an important part of the Latvian culture. This gives us a chance to let the people in Bergen be familiar with important parts of our culture. Riga and Bergen have a common history through the Hanseatic League and it’s great to show that common history during the event”.
Rock between seven mountains
Bergen Beat Club will also be on the program during the event. They promise rock’n roll to the audience. The Club has 250 members who meet once a month through their common interest in music from the 1950 ‘s, 60.0 ‘s and 70 ‘s.
Arne Simonsen, head of the club says, “The Hanseatic days gives us a great opportunity to show people who we are and give them a chance to listen to hear good old pop music. The music we play is known “world wide” so we believe that all our visitors will hear something that they will recognize”
The whole program for the event will be published during April.