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NKnews.org 31.03: Norwegians will celebrate constitution’s 200th anniversary with students from Pyongyang.

For generations of Norwegians, the children’s plays and books of Torbjørn Egner have been a cultural staple.

Now, by inviting students from Kum Song Music School in Pyongyang to take part in his version of the Egner play “When the Robbers Came to Cardamom Town”, Norwegian artist and theater director Morten Traavik attempts to give the piece a new flair with his own version, dubbed “Cardamomyang”.

With 2014 marking the bicentennary of the Norwegian constitution, the Bergen International Festival, taking place annually in the Norwegian coastal city of Bergen, wanted its contributors to pose questions on the concepts of democracy, free speech and the values Norwegians perceive as fundamental.

Read the full article on NKnews.org here.



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