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Aarhus 2017 presents the full programme for European Capital of Culture

13.10.2016  13:40
Aarhus 2017 launches programme: From iconic international
works to the ‘definitively Danish’
The full programme for the European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017 was unveiled on 12 october 2016 at a launch event in the Danish city.

“Aarhus 2017 is going to be a creative tour de force,” said Aarhus 2017 CEO Rebecca Matthews,
“with new works, special commissions, premieres, major events and festivals. And it will
encompass plenty of free as well as ticketed events - experiences that are huge and humanscale all at once.”

Highlights with a definitively Danish flavour include a spectacular re-telling of Frans G. Bengtsons’s classic Viking legend “Red Serpent”, a stunning Watermusic show around the harbour featuring singer and composer Oh Land and Oscar-winning director Susanne Bier’s celebrated film trilogy re-imagined as opera, dance and theatre performances.

The programme also features a dazzling array of international talent from wider Scandinavia, Europe and beyond, bringing global culture to the Central Denmark Region for the entire year.

Under the banner of ‘Let’s Rethink’, Aarhus 2017 challenges the world to use arts and culture as a means of exploring the choices we must make for our future.

Whatever those choices are, they will bring changes to the way we live and work, the places we live in, and the very structure of our society.

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