It will take place in mid-May and boasts 50 events from 12 award winning companies from Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Iceland.
Nordic Season’s opening act will be Samira Elagoz’s Cock Cock… Who’s There?, a critically acclaimed show about rape, online dating and the brutality and intimacy of male-female relations. One of the most provocative pieces is likely to be Reality Research Center’s Sleeping Beauty, a performance that approaches sexuality through power and role play. A collaboration between Finnish-born, Sweden-based Anna Fält and Pia Pohjakallio, ¡RÅ!, takes the audience on a journey through a woman’s life with the help of flamenco and Finnish folk songs.
Other highlights include eg. Icelandic standup comedian Jonathan Duffy detoxing toxic masculinity and Swedish Mosaik Teatern’s show Imago, in which theatre artists with learning disabilities explore themes of loneliness and connection with others.
The Finnish Institute in London organises Nordic Season together with Nordic Fringe Festivals and Nordic embassies in the UK. Brighton Fringe is England’s biggest open-access arts festival and takes place every spring alongside Brighton Festival.
Nordic Season programme is available here.
Cock, Cock… Who’s There?, Nordic Season, Brighton Fringe festival, The Old Market, 11a Upper Market St, Hove BN3 1AS, https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/cock-cock-whos-there-135996/, 13–15 May 7pm, tickets £0–£10.50, age suitability 18+.
Sleeping Beauty, Nordic Season, Brighton Fringe festival, The Old Market, 11a Upper Market St, Hove BN3 1AS, https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/sleeping-beauty-136004/, 16 May 10pm, 17 May 10.45pm, 18 May 10pm, tickets £10.50, age sustainability 18+.
Nordic Season, Brighton Fringe festival, The Old Market, 11a Upper Market St, Hove BN3 1AS, https://www.brightonfringe.org/, 13–18 May.
Text: Essi Miettunen Photo: Samira Elagoz