One of our new Festival ambassadors this year is Aud Jebsen, who has a longstanding commitment to the cultural life in Bergen. Through Stiftelsen Kristian Gerhard Jebsen, the family support various cultural institutions and projects, among these Bergen International Festival.
At the 65th Festival, Aud Jebsen is contributing by supporting Acosta Danza: Debut in Grieghallen, where the audience will delight in this performance by award winning Cuban dancer and choreographer Carlos Acosta, who following his exceptional international career has gathered Cuba’s most outstanding dancers in the dance company Acosta Danza.
Bergen International Festival represents innovation and artistic development, which includes attracting the world’s most outstanding creative and performing artists. In order to realize this ambition, we are dependent on committed and ambitious Festival ambassadors who appreciate the value of a strong Norwegian cultural life. Aud Jebsen is an ambassador of this calibre; her aesthetic sense and appreciation of art of the highest international quality contributes to giving the audience inspiring and challenging experiences during the Festival.
The Festival thanks Aud Jebsen for her contribution.
Per Gunnar Strømberg Rasmussen/Strømberg Gruppen
Per Gunnar Strømberg Rasmussen/Strømberg Gruppen has joined us as Festival ambassador this year. Strømberg Gruppen, like the Festival, considers quality to be one of their core values. Furthermore the company is concerned with taking social responsibility, also through art and culture.
His reason for becoming Festival ambassador, states Rasmussen, is that he believes the Festival is currently experiencing an exciting development. He wishes to contribute to the Festival fulfilling their vision of lifting the programme locally, nationally, and across borders.
Bergen International Festival is grateful for the support from Per Gunnar Strømberg Rasmussen/Strømberg Gruppen.
Ekaterina Mohn has always appreciated art and culture and is a new Festival Ambassador in 2017. Her personal preferences lie within the classic art tradition, but she also treasure modern art. Ekaterina Mohn wants to help maintain the balance between tradition and roots and the nerve and energy of today by supporting the Festivals and it’s diversity. She sees the importance of linking art and future generations, and making the beauty and meaning of the art accessible to all.
Terje Lønne is a new Festival Ambassador in 2017. The Festival's high artistic quality and dissemination of Norwegian cultural heritage is the reason why Lønne wishes to be a Festival Ambassador. He is committed to maintain and expand the Festival as one of the leading festivals in Europe. Terje Lønne also wishes to contribute to Bergen International Festival’s plans of utilize new digital services that enable the Festival to broadcast productions to a potentially large international audience. The Bergen International Festival thanks Terje Lønne for his contribution.
Espen Galtung Døsvig/EGD
Espen Galtung Døsvig/EGD has become Festival ambassador in 2017. Like the Festival, EGD is a company with longstanding traditions in Bergen. Since its foundation in 1907, the company has ensured its growth by adjusting its strategy in accordance with the changes in the markets and society in general.
As Festival ambassador Espen Galtung Døsvig wants to contribute to carrying the Festival into the future. He is also engaged in developing Bergen as a city of art and culture – through contemporary art of the highest quality, among other things – and the Festival’s position in this project.
The Festival is grateful for the support from Espen Galtung Døsvig/EGD
The Grieg Foundation supports numerous charitable projects worldwide, with an emphasis on projects that involve children and youth, medical research and the environment. The Grieg Foundation makes an active commitment to ensuring necessary support and progress, and to contributing in ways that make a difference.
The Bergen International Festival has been a recurrent name when the foundation bestows their gifts, and we are very pleased that they wish to take part in this festival tradition in Bergen. Their contribution supports a comprehensive children’s and outdoor programme that enables children, adolescents and adults to take part in and watch quality performances – and enjoy the festival atmosphere.
The Bergen International Festival would like to thank the Grieg Foundation for their support.
Yvonne & Bjarne Rieber/Rika AS
For many years, Yvonne and Bjarne Rieber/Rika AS have invested significant amounts in the Bergen International Festival, which is and should continue to be an important cultural event and a boost for the cultural scene in Bergen, Norway and abroad. Their support is crucial to the festival’s ambitious projects that connect tradition and renewal, that challenge and entertain the audience and make culture accessible to a broader public.
Bergen International Festival would like to thank Yvonne and Bjarne Rieber /Rika AS for their contribution.
The festival receives government grants from:Arts Council Norway, City of Bergen and Hordaland county.
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